AAAA on various websites, but they all forgot to enable them on their nameservers....

Igor Gashinsky igor at gashinsky.net
Wed Jun 8 14:49:25 CDT 2011


On Wed, 8 Jun 2011, Jeroen Massar wrote:

:: It is really nice that folks where able to put AAAA records on their
:: websites for only 24 hours, but they forgot to put in the glue on their
:: nameservers.
:: 
:: As such, for the folks testing IPv6-only, a lot of sites will fail
:: unless they use a recursor that does the IPv4 for them.

Speaking strictly for myself, we didn't "forget". First of all, 
that's not what World IPv6 Day was supposed to be about -- it's not about 
ipv6-only users, it's about dual-stacking content (if your ISP doesn't 
have enough ip's to dual-stack their recursive resolvers, you have 
bigger problems right now :) ).. 

Also, and more importantly, our data shows that 0.5% of the users can't 
resolve hostnames if we enabled AAAA glue on all resolvers... And, before 
somebody asks, I don't have any data on what happends if you enable 
v6-glue to only 1 of your NS's though :)

-igor




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