IPv6 rDNS

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Mon Nov 1 20:06:46 CDT 2010


On Nov 1, 2010, at 11:20 AM, Michel de Nostredame wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 6:06 PM, Jeroen van Aart <jeroen at mompl.net> wrote:
>> I battled for a few hours getting IPv6 rDNS to work. The following tool
>> proved to be quite helpful:
>> http://www.fpsn.net/?pg=tools&tool=ipv6-inaddr
>> Just in case anyone else would run into similar problems. It's not as
>> straightforward as IPv4 rDNS.
>> Greetings,
>> Jeroen
>> --
>> http://goldmark.org/jeff/stupid-disclaimers/
>> http://linuxmafia.com/~rick/faq/plural-of-virus.html
> 
> Forgive me if this is a stupid question.
> 
> I am curious that if BIND ever tried to make the DB file easier to
> operate under pure text-based environment.
> For example, allow something like following format inside zone file,
> 
>  $ORIGIN 1.0.0.0.3.f.8.0.3.1.4.8.8.7.d.f.ip6.arpa.
>  48ff:fe35:d1bc         PTR     server.example.com.
> 
> And when load the zone file, automatically (internally) interpret it as
>  c.b.1.d.5.3.e.f.f.f.8.4.1.0.0.0.3.f.8.0.3.1.4.8.8.7.d.f.ip6.arpa.
> inside memory.
> 
> 
If you're going to do that, why not make it possible to declare:

$ORIGIN fd78:8413:38f:1::.ip6.arpa as well?

Owen





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