Ticket #1293 (closed defect: wontfix)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

username.dialup persistent DNS service

Reported by: adehnert Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: The Distant Future
Component: linerva Keywords: transition
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:

Description (last modified by adehnert) (diff)

One option for fixing #1176 would be for the load balancing infrastructure to automatically preferentially send you to your preferred dialup. (Another, the wrapper script approach from comment:3:ticket:1176, seems more annoying for users.)

AIUI, given the way ssh and the dialups work right now, we could easily do this by having a DNS server that handled username.ist-dialup.sipb.org or so and maintained a persistent mapping of username -> dialup. Ideally, we could convince IS&T to take and maintain this, but SIPB running such a service would be a useful second choice. In any case, Jon suggests that prototyping such a service is a good first step.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by adehnert

  • Keywords transition added

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by adehnert

  • Description modified (diff)

I did some work on prototyping this a couple weeks ago, and got a Python DNS server working. If anybody else is excited about this, let me know. Otherwise I'll finish it sometime...

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by adehnert

Progress in /mit/adehnert/Public/software/dialup-router.git.

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by adehnert

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix

This got NACKed by Ops (and we have other solutions en route for #1176).

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