IPv6 Confusion

Mark Andrews Mark_Andrews at isc.org
Wed Feb 18 01:21:25 UTC 2009

In message <14076.1234917735 at turing-police.cc.vt.edu>, Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu 
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> On Wed, 18 Feb 2009 10:55:30 +1100, Mark Andrews said:
> > 	I solve it by give the machine a name.  Adding a KEY record
> > 	at that name to the DNS, the private part the machine knows.
> I think the issue is that the machine in question may not know its own hostna
> me
> to start, much less that dnssec is in use, or that a private key is supposed 
> to
> be remembered on the machine.  So there's a bit of a bootstrapping problem
> there.

	There are lots of bootstrap issues.  
> Of course, you can skip over that issue by letting the DHCP server do
> the DNS updates as a proxy for the just-DHCP'ed machine, but that has
> other issues...

> (or just pre-populate the DNS with DHCP-2001-9A98-D247-{5more}.ISP.com and be
> done with it like many places do for IPv4)

	Which still leaves the problem of how does the machine get its
	name in a trusted manner.

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Mark Andrews, ISC
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