Marking a DB server to never be the sync site

Jeff Blaine
Wed, 14 Mar 2001 10:01:55 -0500

>> If you had openafs or afs source, you could fool with the logic that
>> computes the "lowest" host in ubik, which is in
>> [...]
> I've always felt that if you're going to go that route, you should
> get rid of using an IP address for server ordering AT ALL.  All you
> really need is to determine if one server is "better" than another ...
> and a simple ordered list would be enough.


"Lowest IP address" seems so completely arbitrary and clearly causes
_unnecessary_ problems for cell admins.

Could someone from IBM please comment on this?

Unfortunately, we're in no position to be migrating to any custom-built
OpenAFS solution.  I should have mentioned that in my original message.