Hostnames in backend definition...

Hugo Cisneiros (Eitch) hugo.cisneiros at
Tue Dec 13 19:30:02 CET 2011

On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 3:52 PM, david raistrick <drais at> wrote:
> Oh.  I did actually have a suggestion, just forgot to give it.
> Spin up yet another piece of reverse proxy software that -can- do dns
> lookups, and make that your backend on localhost, and point it to ELB.
> I haven't tested this (that is, I dont know what software would handle DNS
> right - I have tested pound, haproxy, and varnish.  We use nginx, too, but
> only to localhost - maybe I can get a chance to try a dns update test).
> I've heard good things about perlbal, despite it's name, particularly with
> regards to dynamic that's one possibility.
> If you do find one that works for you, let us know? :)

We have thought the same here, but the suggestions are great! To
begin, I'm going to use fixed instances, then in the next week I'll
try to evaluate these possibilities and incorporate ELB... I'll report
here any results :)

Thanks a lot!


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