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Re: Geographic map of IPv6 availability

  • From: Nathan Ward
  • Date: Mon Oct 15 05:56:53 2007

On 15/10/2007, at 8:24 PM, Martin Hannigan wrote:


The way I read the portion of the thread related to resolver behavoir
was that the resolver behavior was being discussed. Not the client.
The resolver should have an attribute to select the preference between
A vs. AAAA. Otherwise, it's setting network policy through code.

My question was if there is an option to adjust this, where is it? I
don't see it. I'm not a BIND uber-expert. If there is no option, there
quite possibly ought to be one.

I guess the question could also be asked as to whether BIND honours the host's configuration of the address selection policy - which seems more likely than implementing it itself.

For those who missed it - OS level address selection policy won't apply to BIND without specific code, as BIND is a recursive resolver so won't be calling getaddrinfo(3).

Nathan Ward