Reverse DNS for IPv6 client networks

Harry Strongburg harry.nanog at
Tue Sep 14 19:08:08 UTC 2010

On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 02:27:59PM +0200, Elmar K. Bins wrote:
> Are you creating DNS entries somehow (reverse and, ultimately, forward),
> are you using BIND "generate" statements, are you using wildcards...or
> are you just ignoring this for the "dynamic boxes"?

I haven't had my coffee yet this morning, so I may be misunderstanding 
you... I think you're asking for some way for your v6 subnet to both 
have proper forward and reverse DNS, right? If so, I personally find very useful.

If you run a "normal" DNS server on the same IP, it probably will be 
hard to get it working. But, if you don't, it's pretty easy. You'd want 
to get from the page above.

Here is my config example:
server_address:, 2001:470:892c:3432::1
server_port: 53
pid_file: /var/run/
reconfig_interval: 3600
#/48 tbroker home
#/48 tbroker work
keyfile_dir: /home/v6rev/keys
ttl: 3600
enable_dnssec: 0
querylog: 1

Now, if you check the forward and reverse DNS entries for the subnets 
you defined in reverse_domainname:

$ dig -x 2001:470:892c::7 +short
$ dig AAAA +short

Pretty cool, eh? You can also add in your own static ones on the same 
subnet using static_ptr.

However, I bet I totally misunderstood your question!

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