Discovery Service

How It Works

The Discovery service is essential to facilitating geography-agnostic private networks within an environment. Cycle creates a file inside the container, /etc/resolv.conf, that tells the container to use the Discovery service for all DNS lookups. It will fall back to Google's DNS ( for all other queries.

The service caches queries for 15 minutes, giving a performance boost for repeated lookups, since they will be served over the private network.

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