[e2e] two questions about the Internet
oleg at inforocket.com
Fri Mar 16 06:46:43 PST 2001
Erich M. Nahum writes:
>96 (Atlanta) was the first olympics that IBM hosted, and I believe it was
>just one complex in Southbury, CT. 98 (Nagano) and 2000 (Australia)
>were hosted by 4 main sites: Bethesda (for Europe), Shaumberg IL and
>someplace in Ohio (for the Americas) and Tokyo (for Asia). The
>request routing was done on a very course-grain level, basically
>through the routing tables. E.g., if you were in Europe,
>olympics.com pointed to Bethesda. I think it was done at
>the routing layer and not through DNS.
How is it even possible not to involve DNS ? If DNS was giving out the same IP address to olympics.com
irrespective of the where requests came from, then routing would have been real tricky, to say the least.
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