v4/v6 dns thoughts?

Landon Stewart lstewart at superb.net
Wed Aug 10 00:15:41 UTC 2011

On 9 August 2011 16:36, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:

> My PTRs are all to the same host name. In any context where the protocol
> actually matters, you should have other ways to detect it.
> I also don't recommend doing the foo.v4/foo.v6 thing in your forwards.
> There's
> really no advantage to do it. Most tools either have separate IPv4/IPv6
> variants
> or have command-line switches for address-family control if you care.

I agree that using the v4 or v6 tag in forward or reverse is pointless.  One
can tell it is v4 or v6 by the result of the lookup and the hostnames don't
change just because they are accessible via IPv6.  If a hostname is directly
related to the fact that its IPv6 by all means put it in there though.

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