[dns-operations] GSLB options?

bert hubert bert.hubert at netherlabs.nl
Wed Oct 28 20:40:50 UTC 2009

On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 8:55 PM, Simon Lyall <simon at darkmere.gen.nz> wrote:
> * Balance multiple IPs within a "region"
> * Easy to change ratios between those IPs
> * Hand out CNAMES and A records.
> * Health checks
> * Geographic affinity
> * Ability to create own regions ( eg split New Zealand into two ).
> * Pretty interface
> * Runs on standard RHEL/Centos 5.

Many of these items can be done with the PowerDNS Geographical
Loadbalancing backend. Details can be found in the distribution, or in

This is the stuff that the Wikipedia uses.

> 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).

http://www.kernel.org has a link. It appears to work really well.

> Has anyone any experience with the above or can recommend (for or against)
> other options?

I'm biased of course ;-) But both wikipedia.org and kernel.org appear
to have stellar uptimes.


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