[TriLUG] IPv6 workshop
aaron at schrab.com
Wed Apr 20 15:50:20 EDT 2011
At 15:33 -0400 20 Apr 2011, Jonathan Woodbury <jpwoodbu at mybox.org> wrote:
>> First, I don't particularly want to install iTunes on my Windows hosts,
>> although that wouldn't be a show stopper.
>Understandable. I believe you can install Bonjour separately.
Ideally I'd like to avoid needing to install anything on individual
>> Finally, the most important issue is that I'd like to be able to lookup the
>> names from outside the local network.
>> Somewhat similar to how dnsmasq will do for IPv4 with DHCP.
>Those two statements strike me as conflicting.
>There seems to be a popular misconception about address
>auto-configuration for IPv6. The addresses, unless configured not to
>be, are static. No reservation and no state machine is required. The
>addresses are built with the advertised network prefix and the MAC
>address of the host.
On a typical home network it's likely that addresses assigned by DHCP
will also be essentially static, since the DHCP server and clients will
generally try to have the same address used for repeated requests and
the pool is usually much larger than the number of devices that are
The thing I like about using dnsmasq is that I can specify a host name
on a new client machine, and that is automatically available to hosts
using that dnsmasq as the name server; I don't need to remember to add
the new host on the DNS server.
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