I’m sorry for writing this ebook.
Well, that’s not quite accurate. What I mean is, I’m sorry I didn’t have time to update
DNS and BIND to include all this new IPv6 material. DNS and BIND deserves a sixth
edition, but I’m afraid my schedule is so hectic right now that I just don’t have time to
write it. Heck, I’m on a flight from Boston to Tampa as I write this. (Long flights are
great for writing prefaces, not so great for writing books about Internet technologies.
Though in-flight Internet access does help.)
This book is essentially all the material related to IPv6 that I would have included in
the sixth edition of DNS and BIND (and will, once I get to it). It covers how DNS was
extended to accommodate IPv6 addresses, both for forward-mapping and reversemapping.
It describes how to configure a BIND name server to run on an IPv6 network
and how to troubleshoot problems with IPv6 forward- and reverse-mapping. It even
covers DNS64, a DNS-based transition technology that, together with a companion
technology called NAT64, can help islands of IPv6-only speaking hosts communicate
with IPv4 resources.