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Discussion in 'Systems Administration' started by jessegeerts, Jun 26, 2015.
Hey guys i have here a question:
What is the difference between a SRV record and a dedicated IP?
SRV record is a DNS record while a dedicated IP is where you're given an IP address for you only. For example with Minecraft servers that are on a shared host, typically won't have 25565 as their port. By getting a dedicated IP means that people can connect to the server without a port. A dedicated IP can only be numbers, while an SRV record can letters or numbers.
It might be worth while adding that some ISP's will not resolve SRV records.
Most typically do, but using the 'hacky' method of SRV -> A -> Server, fails quite a bit. As SRV records can only use letters for what they're pointing to means you have to create an A record.
Agreed; the whole subject around SRV record's and their reliability is a touchy subject so it's best to avoid them.
CloudFlares SRV has always been very effective when I used it in the past, others have not.