[radvd-devel-l] searching the list / DDNS

Reuben Hawkins reubenhwk at gmail.com
Mon Feb 28 17:52:58 EST 2011

On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 10:19 AM, Jeff Sadowski <jeff.sadowski at gmail.com>wrote:

> I didn't see a mailing list FAQ so I hope its ok to ask a simple question
> like
> How do I search the mailing list to find say DDNS
> would I run a google query for "site:lists.litech.org DDNS"
> this didn't find anything and I'd bet someone has asked how to do that
> before.
> If not that is my question can radvd do ddns(Dynamic DNS)
> I'd like that when a host gets a ipv6 address from my radvd pool to
> update my bind entries for that computer.
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AFAIK, there's nothing like that in radvd.  However, this sound like a
problem solved by mDNS (multicast DNS, also called Bonjour by Apple).  On
Linux, avahi-daemon does this.  After installing you'll need to update your
/etc/nsswitch.conf with this line...

hosts:          files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] dns mdns4

...to make use of it.  ...but you'll need to do this on all the Linux hosts
on your network.  I think it's running by default on OSX and you can install
Bonjour on your windows hosts.

Then when a host wants to know the IP of another host running Bonjour, you
can use the .local suffix like so...

$ ping somehost.local


$ ping6 somehost.local

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