Looking for DNS/Operational experience

Steve Bertrand steve at ibctech.ca
Fri May 8 08:25:36 CEST 2009

Chris Caputo wrote:
> On Fri, 8 May 2009, Steve Bertrand wrote:
>> - any UNIX command-line tool to convert a compressed v6 addr into a
>> reverse DNS entry
> Not a complete command-line tool, but one could easily be made using this 
> function I wrote...  (below)
> (Have your main() function call inet_pton() and then call this function 
> with the result, along with the appropriate nibblecount.)
> Let me know if it would be helpful to the community for me to write the 
> command-line tool for this.  (You'll have to suggest the clever name for 
> it though.)

I think that your function is something that we can clearly use as a
base. Thank you for the code snip.

I'm in EST and I'm way past my bedtime right now, so I'll review this
when I'm back in the office in five hours and go from there ;)

Perl is my most familiar "language", but I can identify with C enough to
read it (to some degree) to the point I can wrap, compile and sometimes
patch it.

Producing a universal application would be most beneficial, but in no
way am I qualified to ensure that the code is secure, or how a C program
can be protected.

It seems as though there is quite a bit of interest in DNS management
for v6 addresses (garnered off-list), so perhaps an "I want/I need"
should be thrown out there.

In regards to IPv6, who wants what for address management? What are your
biggest complaints? What do you wish you had to manage your space? Who
here is using a spreadsheet to manage their allocation?


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