On Wed, Nov 07, 2001 at 05:24:43PM -0000, Treanor, Ciaran mentioned:
> > If programmers would just get a list of all IPs associated with a
> > hostname, try the first, attempt to connect, and if that
> > failed inside of a second or three, try the second etc. - everything
> > would be rosy. But no. People are lazy. So, you have to do NAT etc.
> > to get around it. It's a crazy world.
> Please tell me you're joking.
I'm certainly not joking. It's how DNS works, one of the most reliable
time critical systems around. It's not going to work for everything, but
people should be aware of it...
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