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Re: NOTICE: svn.collab.net migration *tonight*

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2006-03-14 22:48:12 CET

On 3/14/06, John Peacock <jpeacock@rowman.com> wrote:

> That's what setting a smaller TTL is supposed to ease. If the CollabNet
> people can set the TTL for that address to 10 minutes now, then remote
> clients will get the new address sooner without having to play games.
> DNS is designed specifically to allow the _server_ to dictate terms to
> the _client_. Of course, since the current TTL is 24 hours, that isn't
> going to be much help. Something to think of moving forward, though.
> It doesn't hurt to set the TTL down even if you don't know which 24 hour
> period you are going to actually perform an upgrade[1].

Setting the TTL certainly helps, but there are enough places on the
net that just don't respect TTL that publishing the new IP to let
people work around the problem manually is still worthwhile.

> Garret - you do realize you'll just have to do a second switch
> --relocate once the new name/address is propagated.

Of course.

-garrett

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