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comment SSL certificate provider
The free StartSSL cert doesn't seem to work with the default browser on Android :(
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accepted Using multiple A-records for my domain - do web browsers ever try more than one?
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answered Java hosting service provider?
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comment Using multiple A-records for my domain - do web browsers ever try more than one?
What do you mean with "This is a decent breakdown on the mechanism for you"? It looks like the browsers do try to connect to the second host, which is what I wanted. And the article you linked to also said that multiple A records are a great solution.
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comment Using multiple A-records for my domain - do web browsers ever try more than one?
Browsers probably do as you say - let the OS do the DNS lookup, but it return a list with IP-addresses to the Browser. And the question is: What does the most popular browsers do if the first address is unreachable? do they try the second?
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comment Using multiple A-records for my domain - do web browsers ever try more than one?
No, this is wrong. If I write a Java program and resolve a name with InetAddress.getAllByName("example.com") I get a list with all IP-addresses, so I can choose to start a TCP-connection to all of them if I want. And it's the same if you use getaddrinfo() in C. So it's definitely a choice that the developers do and not the Operating System. The DNS-server only decides in what order the list of IP-addresses is returned.
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comment Using multiple A-records for my domain - do web browsers ever try more than one?
@iivel: No, that is not true. If I write a Java program and resolve a name with InetAddress.getAllByName("example.com") I get a list with all IP-addresses, so I can choose to start a TCP-connection to all of them if I want. And it's the same if you use getaddrinfo() in C. So it's definitely a choice that the developers do and not the Operating System.