IPv6 DNS

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This document assumes you already understand IPv4 DNS configuration. This page will discuss implementation of BIND9 and IPv6 for Domain Name Resolution. If you'd like to contribute, please let me know, and we'll get you an account. I only use BIND, but I'm sure others use the other options out there.

Forward Resolution

Forward DNS resolution with IPv6 isn't any different from IPv4, apart from the record type in your zone configuration file. We aren't going to discuss full DNS configuration, as we're assuming understanding of the BIND9 configuration of at least IPv4 forward resolution.

To create an IPv6 forward resolution record, use record type AAAA. If you've been browsing around the internet, you've probably seen mention of A6 records. These have been deprecated in favor of a standard of AAAA records.

Here is the IPv6 record for www.secure-computing.net:

www                     IN AAAA         2001:4980:1:111::150

It's really as simple as that!

Reverse Resolution