IPv6 is tomorrows internetwork protocol -- perennially, it seems. BIND has supported IPv6 forward and reverse-mapping since Version 4.9.5, released way back in 1996. BIND 9, finally, added support for IPv6 as a transport, responding to queries received over IPv6.

The IETF -- the body that develops extensions to DNS, among other things -- briefly flirted with a very complex method of handling IPv6 forward and reverse-mapping, using A6 and DNAME records and "bitstring labels." (Unfortunately, I wrote the fourth edition of DNS and BIND at just the wrong time and documented A6 and the rest.) Eventually, however, they opted to standardize on a system that uses AAAA and PTR records in a straightforward way, similar to the way A and PTR records work with IPv4 addresses.

Getting Started

Zone Data

BIND Name Server Configuration

Electronic Mail

BIND Name Server Operations

Delegation and Registration


Interoperability and Upgrading

Resolvers and Programming

Logging and Troubleshooting


DNS & BIND Cookbook
DNS & BIND Cookbook
ISBN: 0596004109
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 220
Authors: Cricket Liu © 2008-2020.
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