Re: your mail

Arnt Gulbrandsen (
Thu, 11 May 1995 00:08:21 +0500

<deletia, regarding the possible evils of multiple-name dns server hosts>

> When you'll see some providers setting up a few hundred IP addresses each
> just for a single web server, you'll be sorry :-)

I won't be sorry, no, because I'll remember that if even one-half percent
of those customers chose that web solution _instead_ of a real IP-level
solution (and an automatic 256-address block allocation), they net effect
is an IP-address saving.

Regarding your WWW-specific RR, I don't think it's such a good idea. It's
a convenient band-aid for a specific problem and doesn't help the next guy
very much. Since it uses ASCII strings it may even be hurtful due to
increased reply size. DNS, IMHO, cannot be extended with one new RR per
new service on the net, and even starting on that path (MX) was a mistake.