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Binding multiple IP addresses to individual host names

In article <3h5k71$180@senator-bedfellow.mit.edu>,
Jason W Solinsky <solman@athena.mit.edu> wrote:
>Suppose I create two DNS entries associating a host name with two different
>IP addresses. Is there any software out there that is intelligent enough to
>try both before giving up?

Any software which doesn't is in violation of a SHOULD in Internet
required standard STD 3 (RFC 1123, section 2.3).

(Well.  This only talks about multi-homed hosts, but I don't see how
an application can sensibly distinguish two addresses of a single
multi-homed host from two addresses of two single-homed hosts, nor why
it might want to.)

Tim.
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Tim Goodwin        | "System V wasn't going to go away just because POSIX
Public IP Exchange | said so.  (More's the pity.)" -- Henry Spencer

Original headers:

From: tim@pipex.net (Tim Goodwin)
Newsgroups: comp.protocols.tcp-ip.domains
Subject: Re: Binding multiple IP addresses to individual host names
Date: 14 Feb 1995 17:41:48 -0000
Organization: PIPEX, 216 Science Park, Cambridge, England
Message-ID: <3hqq0s$oh7@pipe.pipex.net>
References: <3h5k71$180@senator-bedfellow.mit.edu>

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