[dns-operations] Retrying with TCP on timeout?

Mariano Absatz - gmail el.baby at gmail.com
Fri Apr 20 12:42:58 UTC 2018

On 20 April 2018 at 08:11, bert hubert <bert.hubert at powerdns.com> wrote:

> Everytime we add logic to improve the functioning or broken domain names,
> say by falling back to TCP just to see if that helps, we penalise the well
> working domains, and further inform the world of DNS hosters that
> 'everything goes'.
> Now, is this tradeoff real? On a resolver on a serious CPU at home, serving
> 20 devices, you can keep both communities happy. But on a resolver CPU at a
> provider cranking out >50000 RD responses/second, these are real choices.
As Russ White says in

The *real engineer* is the one who knows how to say "no."

Mariano Absatz - El Baby
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