How to cut load on your servers, MySpace style

Uncategorized — Антон Марчуков @ 31.10.06 14:36

Stolen gratuitously from David Ulevitch of OpenDNS and found in the blog of Neil McGovern

$ host -vv myspace.com
Trying “myspace.com”
;; ->>HEADER – opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 24145
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 5, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;myspace.com. IN A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
myspace.com. 68350 IN A 216.178.32.51
myspace.com. 68350 IN A 216.178.32.50
myspace.com. 68350 IN A 216.178.32.49
myspace.com. 68350 IN A 216.178.32.48
myspace.com. 68350 IN A 127.0.0.1

Received 109 bytes from 208.67.222.222#53 in 9 ms

I have checked it now, yes, they really do have “myspace.com 86400 IN A 127.0.0.1” record. Myspace sucks like almost everything built on top of the MS software :-)


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