[Dnsmasq-discuss] Questions about Adding IPv6 External DNS Servers to dnsmasq

Simon Kelley simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Fri Oct 4 15:52:34 BST 2013

On 04/10/13 12:11, Patrick Dickey wrote:
> On Fri, 2013-10-04 at 11:33 +0100,
> dnsmasq-discuss-request at lists.thekelleys.org.uk wrote:
>> Re: Questions about Adding IPv6 External  DNS     Servers to
>>        dnsmasq
> One more quick question. If my local network uses both IPv4 and IPv6
> addresses, and I only list the IPv6 external DNS Servers inside of
> dnsmasq, will it resolve IPv4-only sites? Or will that essentially break
> a portion of my network? I have verified that I can use dig to get IPv4
> information about sites that don't have an IPv6 address configured (by
> pointing it to an IPv6 DNS Server).

Yes, it's fine to resolve IPv4 addresses by accessing the DNS server 
over IPv6.



> The reason I'm asking this question is because eventually everything
> will go to mainly IPv6 (my personal belief), and if an IPv6 DNS server
> will resolve both IPv4/6 addresses, it would make sense to use that
> (just to be prepared, I mean). The issue that I personally have is that
> the Amahi Control script (amahi-ctrl) assigns it's DNS entries. I can
> run a different script to change the DNS entries--but I would like to
> see them have IPv6 ones by default. Unless of course this will break an
> IPv4 only, or IPv4/IPv6 dual network.
> Thanks for all of your help so far, and have a great day.:)
> Patrick.
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