Subject: Re: A6 and libresolv
To: Andrew White <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/06/2001 13:43:34
>As far as I can tell, /usr/lib/libresolv.* in 1.5 doesn't support A6
>addresses, only AAAA. Is this assumption correct?
>Is an A6 version available?
no. as you may know there's a hot discussion about whether
A6 is a good idea or not. it would be too early for us to put
A6 support in libc and/or libresolv.
>The BIND9 documentation suggests that it comes with an "Experimental IPv6
>resolver libarary", but I don't see it, and don't seem to have A6 support
>except in the BIND tools.
because BIND9.1 does not come with BIND8 binary-compatibility code,
we cannot integrate BIND9 resolver libraries yet. also as mentioned
above A6 itself has a lot to be discussed.
there are a couple of ways to use A6 queries today.
- run named from BIND 9.2.0 snapshot on machine X, with "A6 to AAAA
synthesis" functionality turned on. point machine X from client Y
using Y:/etc/resolv.conf. Y will make AAAA queries, X will make
A6/AAAA queries, and give AAAA reply back to Y.
- link your application with BIND9 liblwres.a and headers,
run BIND9 lwresd on your machine.