[dns-operations] wrapsrv -- DNS SRV record command line wrapper

bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com
Fri Jul 3 05:32:35 UTC 2009

	is this the time to reconsider a replacement for 
	QUERY that actually handles multiple reponses?


On Thu, Jul 02, 2009 at 11:55:51AM -0500, Michael Graff wrote:
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> Jeroen Massar wrote:
> > True true. But that basically means that all existing software has to be
> > updated for it to support SRV, unless they are themselves already doing
> > SRV lookups... which is generally a function that the OS resolver
> > libraries don't support (especially not asynch) :(
> I don't know, I think the application supporting more than one address
> returned for an A or AAAA query is one step closer to the current
> century.  Having them magically get an ordered list of A or AAAA records
> seems like an overall win to me.
> The real problem comes in when "just try the first address" applications
> meet "SRV wrapper."  That's where the real annoyances lie IMHO.  Random
> failures, random different performance... but you get that anyway I suppose.
> - --Michael
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