oberman at es.net
Tue Dec 29 03:08:44 UTC 2009
> Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2009 18:02:29 -0800 (PST)
> From: Pamela Rock <prock111 at yahoo.com>
> --- On Mon, 12/28/09, Mark Andrews <marka at isc.org> wrote:
> > From: Mark Andrews <marka at isc.org>
> > Subject: Re: IPv6 TCP
> > To: "Pamela Rock" <prock111 at yahoo.com>
> > Cc: "Kevin Oberman" <oberman at es.net>, "Chuck Anderson" <cra at WPI.EDU>, bind-users at lists.isc.org
> > Date: Monday, December 28, 2009, 8:22 PM
> > In message <475084.65186.qm at web110304.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>,
> > Pamela Rock writes:
> > > This query is to anyone in general, based on the
> > previous dig statement, do=
> > > es the following command make sense??
> > >
> > > dig -6 www.es.net @some:ipv6:address +tcp
> > >
> > > I'm wondering if the combination of -6,
> > @some:ipv6:address, and +tcp even m=
> > > ake sense. That is ultimately what I'm trying to
> > achieve.
> > Yes, it make sense. The following will retrieve the
> > SOA record
> > from ns-ext.isc.org using its IPv6 address over tcp.
> > If you put a
> > literal IPv6 address rather than a name then the -6 is not
> > needed.
> That's it!! So you are saying if I can use either -6 or
> MY:IPv6:Address, but I don't have to use both? Is that accurate? If
> so, that resolves the issue.
If you tell dig(1) to query an IPv6 address, it has no choice but to
use IPv6, so -6 is unnecessary and -4 is an error. The only reason
for the -4 and -6 options is to force that protocol to be used when a
name is provided and it has both v4 and v6 addresses.
That said, using -6 with an IPv6 address should not cause a problem. It
certainly works fine for me.
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
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