[Pdns-users] PowerDNS with geobackend
hirantha at securedpipe.net
Thu Jul 31 16:57:32 UTC 2008
We are looking for dns solution on global load balancing. We have
http/tcp services deployed around the globe and need to direct users to
nearest Data Center. If the particular data center has failed to serve
the content, then re-direct to the next given data center using dns.
I looked for Bind with geo-dns patch and working fine as they described.
But my worry is, I don't find many companies are using this and I have
seen lack of support on geo-dns patch for Bind. Then I have looked for
PowerDNS with geobackend. I have installed the pdns on my freebsd7
without any issue and I am about to look at geobackend. In the meantime
I'm looking for others thoughts how they full-fill their requirement
equivalent to mine with using pdns.
Here is my scope.
I can offered for 4-5 dns servers in different continent (running pdns
Need to check/monitor given services;if there is a service failure,
should update A record with given IP address. ( I have tried this on
Bind with dynamic updates)
Serve customers with nearest server by determining users' source IP
address (I have tried this using geo-dns patch on bind and hoping to
achieve using pdns geobackend)
My points are,
Is it possible to achieve this using pdns..? (I can write script for
service check but how do I update pdns..?)
Is it feasible to do this though out-sourcing dns hosting to DNS Made
Easy -- at a low cost. I don't need to waist my resources if I don't get
Even I can pay PowerDNS if they willing to support me on this. I would
appreciate your advice and thoughts on this regard
Thanks in advance
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