[Dnsmasq-discuss] IPv6 DNS name registration?

Chris O'Shea oshea.chris.james at gmail.com
Wed Jun 20 13:35:43 BST 2012


Fixed it now, thank you for your help.

You assumption was correct about fqdn.  The problem that was
encountered previously was that we were in fact not using a fully
qualified domain name (despite that being the very nature of fqdn...).
 Once we retried it with "host1.me.com" instead of merely "host1" the
host successfully registered itself with the server.

Thank you for you support in this area.

Best Regards,


On 20 June 2012 11:42, Simon Kelley <simon at thekelleys.org.uk> wrote:
> On 20/06/12 10:29, Chris O'Shea wrote:
>> Good Morning All,
>> I am currently running dnsmasq 2.62 with the following options set in
>> the configuration file:
>> domain-needed
>> no-resolv
>> local=/me.com/
>> domain=me.com
>> no-dhcp-interface=eth0
>> no-dhcp-interface=eth2
>> expand-hosts
>> dhcp-range=fd00:ead5:c0a8:103::100,fd00:ead5:c0a8:103::200
>> dhcp-option=option6:dns-server,[::]
>> log-queries
>> log-dhcp
>> this quite happily configures IPv6 and the DNS server on the client machine,
>> but I am currently working on getting the client to register its
>> hostname with dnsmasq so that I can "ping6 <hostname>" from an
>> alternate machine.  All clients send the IPv6 lookup through the
>> dnsmasq machine, but because nothing has been registered it obviously
>> can't resolve anything.
>> I would be grateful if anyone could offer an insight into any missing
>> options from the list above that could be causing this lack of
>> registration when using an IPv6 only system?
>> I would also be grateful to anyone who could advise how they have
>> their IPv6-only network setup and functioning with DNS name registration.
>> Best Regards,
>> Chris.
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> You have to configure the DHCPv6 _client_ to send the hostname of the
> machine it's configuring. You don't say what the clients are but
> assuming they're Un*x boxes running dhclient, the magic in
> /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf looks like
> send fqdn.fqdn "myhost.me.com";
> The other way this is done is to configure dnsmasq with something like
> dhcp-host=<mac address>,myhost.me.com
> Sadly, on DHCPv6 this is much more difficult. You can't use the MAC
> address to identify the host: you have to use the DUID. The DUID
> contains the MAC address, but it has a load of other stuff too, which
> makes it much more difficult to harvest.
> There is some standards activity to define a DHCP option which provides
> the MAC address, but it's not complete yet. An interesting example of
> how the state-of-the-art has progressed in IPv4 since IPv6 was created,
> leaving IPv6 paradoxically out-of-date.
> Simon.
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