Re: US mirror troubles
On Thu, Sep 06, 2007 at 09:24:24AM -0400, Johan Kullstam wrote:
> Using "host" from bind9-host,
> $ host http.us.debian.org
> http.us.debian.org has address 184.108.40.206
> http.us.debian.org has address 220.127.116.11
> http.us.debian.org has address 18.104.22.168
> http.us.debian.org has address 22.214.171.124
> And if you repeat the command, you will see the DNS doing round-robin
> returning the addresses in various orders. This seems great.
> However, libc6 resolv+ (I think - can someone confirm who is to
> blame?) goes out of its way to *sort* the list by IP number and thus
> thwarts the round-robin. Aptitude (and wget, &c) *always* choose
> 126.96.36.199. This server must be getting beat like a red-headed
> stepchild since *all* the debian update/upgrade trying
> http.us.debian.org go there.