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Re: [opensuse-project] IPV6 address breaks updates
On 05/07/2012 02:52 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
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On 2012-05-07 20:39, Larry Finger wrote:
On 05/07/2012 11:49 AM, Carlos E. R. wrote:

The problem is that there is a brain-dead name server somewhere in
your chain that returns a record saying the "I support IPv6", but then
times out when a request is made. That is what happens, or at least
used to happen with my ISP's DNS service. By using Google, I bypass
them unless both of Google's servers are down.

Sorry, I don't understand completely.

Who has to support IPv6, the name resolver? My ISP? (it doesn't).

Posted below is the tcpdump output for my active network interface while I was doing nslookup on a non-existent domain:

IP > 1880+ PTR? (42)
IP > 1880 NXDomain 0/0/0 (42)
IP > 63970+ A? (31)
IP > 40939+ AAAA? (31)
IP > 3312+ A? (30)

The above three lines are the critical ones. Since the name server returns that AAAA record, then my system is allowed to use IPv6 lookups. If no such record is returned, then only IPv4 is allowed.

Problems arise if the name server (whomever supplies it) returns that AAAA record but cannot resolve the IPv6 entity. Then the request times out causing all the problems you see in the Forums, etc.

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