IPv6 and DNS

Arturo Servin arturo.servin at gmail.com
Sun Jun 12 13:27:43 UTC 2011

On 12 Jun 2011, at 09:38, Fabio Mendes wrote:

> 2011/6/11 Matthew Palmer <mpalmer at hezmatt.org>
>> The router isn't assigning an address, it's merely telling everyone on the
>> segment what the local prefix and default route is.  As such, there's no
>> reason why the router should try to register a DNS entry.
>> On the other hand, the host could (and should) register it's address with
>> whatever DNS server handles it's name.  The protocol for such is already
>> standardised and should be independent of IPv4/IPv6.
>> - Matt
> Thanks Matt.
> I was thinking about something like this, it looks the natural way to go,
> but isn't too dangerous allow hosts to update entries (even if it's their
> own)  in an DNS server ?
> I preferred to believe that a router would do this because routers are
> considered to be more reliable than a hosts. In the other hand, I also
> recognize that this could put a lot of weight in routers' CPU processing.

	Routers route packets, otherwise they would be called registrars or something like that.


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