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Re: Alternatives to GSLB ?
From: Jeff Blaum <jblaum02 () gmail com>
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 16:34:27 -0700

Just wanted to thank everyone who replied to my question on the list and


On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 12:31 PM, Paul W. Roach III <paul () isaroach com>wrote:

The downside of anycast for TCP services require state to be replicated in
realtime across all app servers to prevent crappy user experience in the
case where I switch servers mid-transaction.

On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 3:17 PM, Jack Carrozzo <jack () crepinc com> wrote:

Anycast works.

[...] we are looking for ideas on
how to 1) ensure clients are routed to the closest geographical server
ensure the client hits the server(s) with the shortest path.

No need to deal with that yourself when BGP eats that problem for
lunch and dinner.

-Jack Carrozzo

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