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From: Wietse Venema (wietseporcupine.org)
Date: Thu May 28 2009 - 10:42:26 CDT
> On Wed, 2009-05-27 at 19:20 -0400, Wietse Venema wrote:
> > A machine name is required for several email-related Internet standards.
> No problem with this;
> > Besides, having all DNS names resolve to the same box is not normal usage.
> This is nothing more than an opinion as far as I can tell. It may have
> once had some foundation but it's fair to say that it is perfectly
> reasonable with current hardware to have a machine that acts as a web
> server, ftp server, and mail server. Naturally there will be some
> duplicate in DNS resolution to resolve these. In fact, if you start load
> balancing real servers and services with dedicated load balancers
> capable of multiple services, you'll find most of the DNS entries will
> point to the same IP. Perhaps this makes people like me 'not normal'
> then. Thanks :-)
Perhaps you can show some actual numbers from a representative
survey that supports your big mouth claims.