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  1. #1
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    TS3 suggestion - DNS PTR/SRV records

    Hi Guys,

    Just a suggestion for the future to make things easier for clients.

    I'd like to see some support put into the teamspeak client for removing the need for the port number in the server address, at least from the end users perspective. I spose this is more aimed towards ATHP services as a 'value add' but could also be useful to those running multiple virtual servers.

    My suggestion is to use either TXT, PTR or SRV records to make a link to a specific serverip:<port> combo. That way the address that people connect to would become teamspeak://myguild.somedomain.com which could under the covers map to someserver.somedomain.com:someport. That way it abstracts the concept of port numbers and even which physical server it is running on from the client, potentially allowing the virtual server to move ports, servers or locations without any change visible to the user. It simply requires an update to a dns record.

    This shouldn't require any changes to the server application or the underlying protocol and should only require the client app to check a single dns record before connecting. if the record isn't there then continue as normal, otherwise use the record to map to the server address.

    I'll let you investigate which you think is most appropriate but contact me if you want my take on how to do it.

    The same thing could historically be done using individual IP addresses for each server instance (leveraging the fact that if an address didn't include a port number, the default 8767 was assumed) but this is wasteful of IP address resources and goes against the paradigm of Teamspeak servers (ie the use of multiple virtual servers within a single instance)

    For disclosure purposes I am an ATHP but I'm putting this suggestion out for public comment as I think it might be useful for others too.

    AB
    Last edited by Audiobuzz; December 18th, 2009 at 03:09 AM.

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    Ralf already mentioned that TS3 will have its own DNS System...
    here is his post... unfortunately in German...
    http://forum.teamspeak.com/showpost....0&postcount=15

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    yes we have that but it wont be available by tommorow, we will publish that in the upcoming days.

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    BTW does your DNS System work like the DNS System of an Apache Server?

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    Quote Originally Posted by R. Ludwig View Post
    yes we have that but it wont be available by tommorow, we will publish that in the upcoming days.
    I Look forward to seeing what you've implemented when it's ready and glad you have it covered.

    AB

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    Any update on when this will be available? Even just some doco on how it will work so that ATHPs can begin working it in to the network.

    Thanks

    AB

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    Just bumping this in the hope that it is coming soon.

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    Hi There,

    I think the 'upcoming days' is past so just wondering whether anything ended up being published?

    Thanks

    AB

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    Now, after the TS3-Server-RC1 is announced I wonder whats about that feature?
    Or did I miss that it's already implemented?

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    where is the ts3-server-rc1 announced ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by R. Ludwig View Post
    where is the ts3-server-rc1 announced ?
    http://forum.teamspeak.com/showthrea...le-for-testing

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    @amojica

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter
    TeamSpeak 3 Client 3.0.0-rc1-pre available for testing
    This is not the server

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    Oops. My bad. Need my coffee.

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    Anyway. TSDNS is already on the devs todo list... But currently there are more important things to finish.


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    Quote Originally Posted by R. Ludwig View Post
    where is the ts3-server-rc1 announced ?
    Announced = angekündigt <=> Released = veröffentlicht
    >click<
    I just assumed that this announcement stands for the whole TS3-Project not just for the Client.

    Anyway, will that feature made it to the final?

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