Docker cloud builtin load balancing

When I deploy a new service with 3 containers via docker cloud I get 3 container endpoints and 1 service endpoint.

What I want to know is, how works the traffic forwarding on the service endpoint to the containers? Is there a built in load balancing or is this just a dns round robin?

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    I could find the answer here:

    It says about the service endpoint:

    This DNS endpoint (multiple A record) resolves to the IPs of the nodes where the containers are running, in a round-robin fashion.

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