On Fri, Oct 13, 2006 at 03:26:44PM +0100, AJ McKee wrote:
> Thanks for your patience. Basically I have a large dns server with
> many zones etc. I would like to find all the A records and create an
> IPv6 address for each IPv4 record, just to be nice I suppose, but I
> think that the hosts should when they are added in the future, have
> their IPv6 address created too.
>> Now, of course many of these hosts, don't have an IPv6 allocation to
> them, so I suspect I would need an IPv4 to IPv6 compatiable address,
> so that if an AAAA record is requested, they are given a vailid IPv6
>> How that, Sorry if I am not being clear enough.
That's clear enough, but unfortunately it's not so simple, you need to
worry about getting IPv6 connectivity to those hosts first :-)
You can use 6to4, or SixXS, or a nice ISP, but by some means you need to
get those machines connected up to the IPv6 internet.
If you can give us a description of the networks those machines are
connected to, we can give you advice how best that may be done too.
Once you've done that, then using existing IPv4 numbering is a simple
host address assignment strategy for IPv6, using the method I suggested
before, but there are more common methods like using automatically
generated EUI-64 addresses, which are generated by an algorthim
dependent on the MAC address.
Colm MacCárthaigh Public Key: colm+pgp at stdlib.net
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