[distcc] Re: Simple autodiscovery of distcc servers

Martin Pool martinpool at gmail.com
Tue Aug 16 06:05:35 GMT 2005

On 8/16/05, Daniel Kegel <dank at kegel.com> wrote:
> Martin Pool wrote:
> > There is an idea from some time ago that distcc should do
> > load-balancing, etc by server IP address, rather than hostname.  If we
> > did that, then you could perhaps just have one round-robin DNS address
> > per site.  If the machine's default domain was set properly it would
> > be enough to set DISTCC_HOSTS=distcc.
> Oooh.  Je l'aime.  I'll look at that.


There is a start towards this in
patches/granig_distcc_multi-A-record.diff, though I don't know if that
will handle ssh or ipv6 properly.  (Does anyone use ipv6?)

On the whole I think it'd be good to do this; I'd like to hear test
results from people with lots of machines.


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