[Dnsmasq-discuss] localise-queries and IPv6

Simon Kelley simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Thu Aug 22 23:28:26 BST 2019

On 06/08/2019 18:14, Carsten Spieß wrote:
> Hello Simon,
>>> I've added entries for a multi homed machine to the hosts file.
>>> For IPv4 i get one address localized to the caller,
>>> for IPv6 i get a list of all addresses.
>>> The man page notes for localise-queries 'Currently this facility is limited to IPv4.'
>>> Is there any technical reason for this behaviour or is there just 'a bit work to be done'?
>> The technical reason is limited to "it's not obvious that this nasty
>> hack is useful for IPv6" If it could be demonstrated to be useful,
>> there's nothing to stop if being implemented for IPV6, as far as I know.
> Is a multi homed machine not a usefull scenario in IPv6?
> This would avoid unnecessary routing (as in IPv4).
> Regards, Carsten

IPv6 seems to use a lot of /128 routes, with transits of the router even
for machines on the same network. Nevertheless, your point is a good one.


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