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Re: ICANN registrar supporting v6 glue?

  • From: Edward Lewis
  • Date: Fri Jun 29 15:46:37 2007

At 9:23 -0700 6/29/07, Barrett Lyon wrote:

I would like to support v6 so a native v6 only user can still communicate
with my network, dns and all, apparently in practice that is not easy to
do, which is somewhat ironic given all of the v6 push lately.  It also
seems like the roots are not even fully supporting this properly?

Given that the ARIN BoT has published a call to move to IPv6: and that LACNIC and .MX have made these statements: and ICANN has been studying the issue:

What possibly can be done to get the root zone "really" available on IPv6? lists a few root servers as having IPv6 addresses, so "really" means having

for i in a b c d e f g h i j k l m; do dig $ aaaa +norec; done

return at least one AAAA in the answer section.

What's the hold up? What's getting worked on? Is there a dns-root-on-ipv6-deployment task force anywhere? Is there someone that can give an authoritative update on where we are on the road to being able to accomplish what is requested above? Part of my reaction is to the quip "given all of the v6 push lately" juxtaposed with NANOG 40 that barely mentioned IPv6 in the agenda.

If we can't get one application (DNS) to do IPv6 how can we expect the ISPs to just up and deploy it? I would suspect that getting the roots - or just some of them - to legitimize their IPv6 presence would be easier than getting ISPs rolling.
Edward Lewis +1-571-434-5468

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