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Do you use Round Robins to connect to EFnet?

Yes, I think they're useful, as servers come and go.
No, I connect directly to my favorite server.
Total votes: 9
seiki round robin goes live

Postby seiki » Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:21 am

Earlier today, mofo from announced that he has setup a Round Robin DNS zone for EU's open I:line servers. It's hostname is This new round robin will be displayed on our 'servers' page along with the other regional round robins. Here's the full list: - Global EFnet RR - European EFnet RR - USA EFnet RR - Canadian EFnet RR

While users may find these round robins helpful and choose to use them to automatically route them to a random EFnet server, it's probably a good idea for users to also visit the EFnet Server List and pick the geographically closest server, and connect directly to it.
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Postby Times » Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:24 am

Despite my vote of 'no'; I actually think is a great addition.
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Postby HM2K » Fri Sep 15, 2006 12:14 pm

I'm two ways about this.

They are not useful if you're based in the UK as there's only one UK server.

However, if that is down, or you can't connect to it, its at that point it becomes useful.

In addition to that, if you're at a remote location, or logged into one, and you're not sure which server would be best, you can just randomly pick one until it connects. Perhaps not the best method to find a server, but at least you can connect.
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