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I am trying to get DNRD to serve certain records from the master file in a round robin manner.

I have tried several combinations e.g.: hostnameA hostnameA hostnameA, hostnameA, hostnameA

Still nothing works. It is not stated in the man pages whether this is even possible or not and I can not find any other examples online.

Please note this question is not about the resolver/forwarding nameservers round robin option.

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So. It's a bug, isn't it? – mailq Sep 26 '11 at 10:51
@mailq Like I wrote I do not know if this is even supported in DNRD. I was hoping others had got this work for them. – mr-euro Sep 26 '11 at 11:26
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No, it isn't supported. I looked at the latest sources, in particular master.c line 846 where an response to an A query is made.

846     else if (query.type == DNS_TYPE_A) {
847         if ((rec = name_lookup( != NULL) {
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Thank you embobo. I ended up with good old Bind. – mr-euro Oct 31 '11 at 10:06

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