[dns-operations] GSLB options?

Simon Lyall simon at darkmere.gen.nz
Thu Nov 5 04:39:26 UTC 2009

On Thu, 29 Oct 2009, Simon Lyall wrote:
> Looking around I only found one(!) provider (ultradns) that provides this as 
> a service and they couldn't do a few of my requirements (and their cost was a 
> bit high).
> Right now I'm looking at pgeodns ( http://geo.bitnames.com ) which is a 
> little minimal but will do the DNS bit of the job at least. The other main 
> options appear to be Powerdns and I've heard a rumor about a Bind plugin 
> (although I can't find the link right now).
> Has anyone any experience with the above or can recommend (for or against) 
> other options?

A quick summary of the replies I got offlist:

For software the original bind path lives here:


and a couple of people recommend the powerdns geobackend module:


For vendors I got recommendations for:

Dynect from Dyn Inc - http://dyn.com/dynect

Global Traffic Management from Akamai - http://www.akamai.com/html/technology/products/gtm.html

All four of the above appear to be used by large and serious sites.

Thankyou for the help.

Simon Lyall  |  Very Busy  |  Web: http://www.darkmere.gen.nz/
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