* Tony Finch:
It seems that Vista implements RFC 3484 address selection, including the
requirement to sort IP addresses. This breaks a great deal of operational
dependence on DNS-based load balancing, as well as being based on an
incorrect understanding of how IP addresses are allocated.
I assume you are referring to IPv4 address sorting.
This has previously been discussed on DNS-related IETF WGs. The
general belief is that this is not a DNS issue. I find this a rather
strange conclusion, but we have to live with it.
RFC 3484 is being revised in one or more of the IPv6-related WGs. I
don't know how far this effort has evolved. There does not seem to be
a way to address the IPv4 part of the issue indepedently.
So right now it seems that the IETF is structurally incapable of
correcting this badly engineered specification.
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