[getdns-api] 0.268 srv_addresses not useful

Phillip Hallam-Baker hallam at gmail.com
Thu Jan 31 11:38:01 MST 2013

On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 1:27 PM, Phil Pennock
<getdns-api-phil at spodhuis.org>wrote:

> On 2013-01-31 at 10:11 -0800, Paul Hoffman wrote:
> > Added the "srv_addresses" name in the top level of a query for SRV
> > records to simplify service discovery processing if that is desired.
> As an app programmer, I am highly unlikely use this facility as written,
> because the logic it encodes is not the RFC 2782 default logic to be
> used in the absence of a specific specification for a given application
> protocol.
> The getdns-api spec returns a single entry at each priority level; the
> RFC 2782 logic tries each entry within each priority band, using weight
> logic to provide some weighted ordering within the band, before moving
> onto the next priority band.  If a single SRV lookup results in 7
> results across 3 priorities, and all the backends are down, the app
> should be making 7 connection attempts, not 3.

That is my understanding of the SRV specification.

I don't think it makes sense but it isn't the job of this group to change

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