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Re: Webserver Redundacy

On Wed, Feb 28, 2007 at 02:05:01AM -0500, Jim Popovitch wrote:

> > Either you are lucky, and you get the server that is up - or you are
> > unlucky - and you get the one that is down.
> > 
> > And seeing how wonderful browsers (and resolver libraries) are, they  
> > have probably cached the IP address - and you will need to restart your  
> > browser to try to get to the second and working web server.
> Actually most browsers (and certainly most resolver libs) cache as many
> IPs as are returned by the query.  So, the browser will have the list of
> IPs necessary to reach the website, and if one doesn't work it will try
> the next one.

some browsers will.  others wont.  so your site will work for some people, and
not for others.  not good.

design for the worst case, hope for the best.


craig sanders <cas@taz.net.au>

"It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses
 or majority, merely because the majority is the majority.  Truth does not
 change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.
          [Giordano Bruno (1548-burned at the stake,1600)]

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