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comment Apache with mod_php high memory utilization
The link in your answer appears to have rotted. Do you have one that works?
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comment Adding SRV record - How to?
Downvotes without comments = weak sauce. Grow a pair and explain why you think the question is bad, or how it could be improved.
Jan
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comment Is there any DNS system or Service that is HTTPS aware?
You're right that most browsers don't use SRV records, and although this isn't the fault of DNS itself, perhaps I'm being obtuse in pointing out that the original question doesn't indicate what behavior is expected from the client side. IMO this would be remedied of some of the comments on Ladadadada's answer were replicated in the original question.
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comment Is there any DNS system or Service that is HTTPS aware?
@Ladadadada - You're right, digging down always gets to the most useful answer. I hadn't carefully read all the comments on your answer before posting mine. A clarification of the original question at this point might be helpful to folks who run across the question in the future.
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comment Is there any DNS system or Service that is HTTPS aware?
@Iain - I'm not assuming that Jim has stated his question perfectly & completely. So the usefulness of the answer hinges on what Jim is actually assuming about the behavior of the DNS "client" and the DNS "service". What a web browser does, after all, for http:// URLs is very different from what it does with mailto:// URLs. And although web browsers typically handle http:// and https:// URLs by doing a simple name lookup for the FQDN, there's no reason they have to behave this way.
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comment Is there any DNS system or Service that is HTTPS aware?
It depends on what you mean by "https or http requesting the name". It's the browser's job to take a URL - including the prefix (which could be http, https, ftp, or mailto), the FQDN, and path - and figure out what DNS query(ies) is(are) relevant. There's no reason a priori that the IP address & port for one FQDN + service pair has to be the same as the IP address & port for the same FQDN with a different service. That's how MX records work.
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comment Is there any DNS system or Service that is HTTPS aware?
You're overlooking the fact that DNS is already used to discover mail services, via MX records. And it would certainly be possible to write web clients which looked for and used SRV records to find HTTP/HTTPS services (see my answer).
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comment Is there any DNS system or Service that is HTTPS aware?
You're overlooking the fact that DNS is already used to discover mail services, via MX records. And it would certainly be possible to write web clients which looked for and used SRV records to find HTTP/HTTPS services (see my answer).
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comment Is there any DNS system or Service that is HTTPS aware?
Don't be melodramatic. DNS is already used to discover mail services, via MX records. And it would certainly be possible to write web clients which looked for and used SRV records to find HTTP/HTTPS services (see my answer).
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comment Is there any DNS system or Service that is HTTPS aware?
@MSalters - DNS is already used to discover mail services, via MX records. And it would certainly be possible to write web clients which looked for and used SRV records to find HTTP/HTTPS services (see my answer).
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answered Is there any DNS system or Service that is HTTPS aware?