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Re: Merge tracking: MyServer equals Myserver

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2009 13:24:51 -0500

Stephen Connolly wrote:
> maybe, afaik in my Internet given that these are client side checks if
> the client right now has the two hostnames resolve *right now* to the
> same ip, that coupled with the uuid matching would be sufficient to
> ensure you are dealing with the same server
> but granted your Internet might have sub-second DNS changes happening
> all the time

What happens if the host is multi-homed and DNS always gives multiple
IPs for the same name? Does the client look at all of them or the first
in the list (which servers typically rotate on every response)?

>> The repository has a Universal Unique Identifier.
>> That is the primary key we have for each repository.
> but repository mirrors can break this assumption

And does the right thing happen when http redirection is used to permit
reading from one mirror while updating the master?

   Les Mikesell
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