[dns-operations] A record round-robin behavior

Olaf M. Kolkman olaf at NLnetLabs.nl
Fri Apr 21 08:38:51 UTC 2006

> Since the standard doesn't say anything about
> order, the implementors first decided to use a deterministic
> algorithm and then later decided that a (pseudo) random algorithm was
> better.

Note also that, since the standard doesn't say anything about order,  
there are implementations (such as NSD) that do not do any round  
robin at all.

I am not saying that randomizing data is a bad thing I am saying that  
client should not count on an RR set being randomly shuffled.


Olaf M. Kolkman
NLnet Labs

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