largedownloads DNS (was: Client Patch is Up bf2patch_v_102)

ScratchMonkey ScratchMonkey at
Sat Jul 16 13:59:45 EDT 2005

--On Friday, July 15, 2005 8:14 PM -0400 Jon Wolberg 
<jon at> wrote:

> They use a distributed round-robin DNS scheme for their FTP server.  It
> won't show up for everyone cause it's not on all the machines yet.

It's not round-robin. It seems to be geographical, using Akami. I tried dig 
from several locations and got different answers. When I couldn't reach the 
file on the server from one location, I just plugged an IP from another 
location that worked into the hosts file and got through.

>From northern California:  3600    IN      CNAME 300 IN A 300 IN A

This one shows two servers that are returned round-robin.

>From Kansas City:

;; ANSWER SECTION:  3600    IN      CNAME 300 IN A

I'm betting there are other servers for the east coast, Europe, and Asia.

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