Apple Airport Extreme IPv6 problems?

Martin Hannigan hannigan at
Sun Sep 16 07:41:49 UTC 2007

On 9/15/07, Barrett Lyon <blyon at> wrote:
> >
> > How did you do the naming? Matching AAAA or unique?
> Matched AAAA, I was thinking about doing a w6 or something more
> unique for now, but that somewhat defeats the point.

I tried to do it in a round robin record based on the described
behavior. My theory was that the inverse response should occur and
satisfy. My results were failure. BIND 9.3.2 accepted the record, did
not complain and properly reloaded the zone, but did not offer the v6
AAAA as the inverse. I'm probably missing something here... like "not
supported". :-)

> The other thought that occurred to me, does FF/Safari/IE have any
> ability to default back to v4 if v6 is not working or behaving
> badly?  This could be a helpful transition feature but may be more
> trouble than it's worth.

Should be an operation defined by gethostbyname() no?


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