DNS Behaviour - Dual Stack Clients
ghen at telenet.be
Fri Mar 19 10:57:26 CET 2010
On Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 10:41:51AM +0100, Gert Doering wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 06:55:45PM -0400, Paul Stewart wrote:
> > Thank you for the reply... so just to clarify further...
> > A remote client or name server queries our nameserver (which is
> > only reachable via IPv4). Our name server replies with A and AAAA
> > records in the lookup. If the remote client is IPv6 capable will
> > it ignore the AAAA information because it was only able to get the
> > query answered via IPv4? I believe this is what you're saying -
> > again, just looking to clarify ;)
> The "transport protocol for DNS information" and the "transported
> information inside the DNS packets" are completely independent.
A (somewhat exaggerated) analogy would be "can you visit webpages talking
about IPv6 via http-over-IPv4?". Of course you can, because the content
is independent from the transport.
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