Content engine DNS question

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Apr 10th, 2007
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We're using the content engines to cache web & ftp traffic.

If we have multiple DNS servers listed, does the content engine use them from top-down (if not found from 1st, go to next), or in rotation (like round-robin)??

We have multiple domains that require multiple DNS servers to work together, and there are DNS records that only each DNS server knows about.

The server I listed on top has records that are more frequently requested, so I'm hoping it's the top-down fashion.

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sbilgi Mon, 04/16/2007 - 10:54
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Content Engines with ACNS 5.1 software can intercept DNS requests that have been issued to DNS servers (forwarders or recursive) that traverse the interception device. Upon receiving a request, the Content Engine transmits that response to the client if it has a current cached response. For more information refer

joquesada Tue, 04/17/2007 - 12:24
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To answer your question, the CE will use the first DNS server in the configuration, and would use the second one, only if the first fails to answer to a query; then the third if the second fails to answer the same query and so on.

As you said, you need this to work top-down fashion, and it is working like that.

I hope this helps. Thanks!


Jose Quesada.


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