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Why are there no GeoDNS solutions anywhere in sight?

On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 08:28:23PM -0700, Constantine A. Murenin wrote:
> Any plans to make DNS itself GeoDNS-friendly?

No.  And I say this as someone working for a vendor that provides that

Any sort of "Geo" DNS is what protocol people would call a "stupid DNS
trick".  It works in particular, narrowly-scoped ways because of the
loose coherence of the DNS.  But as a matter of protocol, you can't
really standardize it, because it's actually taking advantage of
certain flexibilities in the DNS and its interaction with the routing
system.  Turning that operational fact into a protocol feature would
be a bad idea.


Andrew Sullivan
Dyn, Inc.
asullivan at dyn.com
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