IPv6 and DNS

Matthew Palmer mpalmer at hezmatt.org
Sun Jun 12 15:41:52 UTC 2011

On Sun, Jun 12, 2011 at 09:38:32AM -0300, 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.
> 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 ?

What are the hazards and risks?

> I preferred to believe that a router would do this because routers are
> considered to be more reliable than a hosts.

Reliable, or trusted?

> Do you mind to point me out where can I find infos about this protocol that
> is being standardised ?


- Matt

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