* Paul Vixie:
Large numbers of sites have been depending on this behaviour for over 15
years, so it was wrong of RFC 3484 to break it.
some number of vendors have depended on revenue from selling this feature
but i'd say that only a small number of sites ever saw any benefit from it.
pool.ntp.org, security.debian.org, rsync.gentoo.org,
[a-o].ns.spamhaus.org, [a-n].surbl.org. In general the "large RRset"
approach is used by those who do not buy special DNS appliance to
serve their zones, I think.
Many CDNs also serve multiple addresses selected from a larger pool,
probably based on network topology and server load/availability.
Those folks can mitigate Rule 9 impact by carefully tuning the address
set in each response. But those who rely on IETF protocols to
distribute and publish their DNS data are out of luck.
(Another approach to deal with the Rule 9 fallout is to put all your
servers into a dedicated prefix, but I don't think this is a good idea
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