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## [SLUG] Re: DNS question - multiple www servers

• To: SLUG user group <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
• Subject: [SLUG] Re: DNS question - multiple www servers
• From: Angus Lees <gusl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
• Date: Sat Oct 21 13:32:04 2000
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\begin{Bernhard Lüder}
> How would I need to set up my DNS zone file in order to have the name
> www.xyz.com.au resolved to multiple (2 in this case) IP addresses?

just give two A records:

www  IN	  A   10.0.0.1
A   10.0.0.2

> Would this setup lead to, if www server 1 is down, that the browser would
> look at the next IP address and requests the web pages from there?

yes, however you would get a noticable delay before the browser gave

this setup is normally used for load balancing rather than redundancy.
eg nslookup www.hotmail.com

> Will such a setup also work for ftp or proxy servers?

yes, with the same delay issue

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- Gus