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Re: Implement SRV DNS

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2004-04-21 15:29:25 CEST

Pierre THIERRY wrote:

> The SRV RR is really a very interesting feature of the DNS, as it allows
> great flexibility, and even load-balancing. There is also a library to deal
> with it, libsrv <http://libsrv.sourceforge.net/>.

It's also not widely supported (at least not in a consistent fashion). I found
this comment at


> (BIND versions 4.9.* through 8.1.2 compress names in new record types, such
> as RP and SRV, in blatant violation of RFC 1035. The names are not
> decompressed by caches that do not know about the new types. This is an
> interoperability disaster.)

I also read the libsrv page, specifically the Limitations section; I'm not
impressed that SRV is ever going to be widely supported, no matter how much the
author of srvlib wants it to be...


John Peacock
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