Subject: Re: setting up IPv6
To: Sean Davis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
Date: 04/08/2002 02:01:28
On Sun, 7 Apr 2002, Sean Davis wrote:
> 1) Is there a doc somewhere that describes how to do IPv6 addresses in bind
Forward mapping is AAAA records instead of A:
noon IN AAAA 2001:638:a01:2:200:39ff:fe40:409a
Reverse is PTR with nibbles used to seperate things, under the ip6.int
domain, e.g. in db.1.0.a.0.8.3.6.0.1.0.0.2.ip6.int I have:
a.126.96.36.199.4.e.f.f.f.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.0.0 IN PTR noon.ipv6.fh-regensburg.de.
ipv6calc is useful for making reverse maps:
miyu% ipv6calc -r 2001:638:a01:2:200:39ff:fe40:409a
There are a few other things like A6 records, but I won't claim to
> 2) How do I determine what the IPv6 address for each machine should be
um, that information consists of two parts: the network prefix (MSB/left
bits of the address) and the host address (LSB/right bits of the address).
Network prefix should be assigned via Router Advertisement on the LAN (see
articles in my .sig), host adresses are derived from MAC address.
If you have a properly configured rtadvd running on a LAN, all you need is
ip6mode=autohost and rtsol=yes in /etc/rc.conf and that's it.
> 3) Is there anything else I need to know to make it work
Maybe read the two articles in my .sig... :)
Want to get a clue on IPv6 but don't know where to start? Try this:
* Basics -> http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2001/05/24/ipv6_tutorial.html
* Setup -> http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2001/06/01/ipv6_tutorial.html
Of course with your #1 IPv6 ready operating system -> http://www.NetBSD.org/