[TriLUG] IPv6 workshop
jpwoodbu at mybox.org
Wed Apr 20 18:14:43 EDT 2011
>>> 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 clients.
I don't see this is a negative so much. If you want a feature, why
isn't it worth installing something that provides that feature?
There's nothing to configure. And if you're running a Mac or a modern
desktop Linux distro, you're probably already running a mDNS service.
So if you can avoid Windows, that'll reduce the amount of mDNS
installations you'll have to perform.
I think you could achieve your goal with DHCPv6 + signed IXFRs. It
sounds like you didn't want to go to that trouble, but you also don't
seem to mind running a DHCP client. If all that's disagreeable, maybe
dnsmasq will add better IPv6 support in the near future. But that
still won't put your host names in public DNS.
> 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 used.
Static private IPv4 address != static global IPv6 addresses in terms
of usability. So I don't see the relevance of that comment.
> 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.
I think you'd really like mDNS for this if you can get past not
wanting to install the daemon.
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