World IPv6 Day

Trever L. Adams trever.adams at
Thu Jun 9 01:23:13 MDT 2011

On 06/09/2011 01:10 AM, tridge at wrote:
> Hi Trever,
> As Kai mentioned, Samba4 gained IPv6 support this week. 
> One thing that won't be automatically updated if you install the new
> version is the dns_update_list file in your private directory. You'll
> need to add AAAA entries like this:
> AAAA                                                     ${DNSDOMAIN} $IP
> AAAA                                                     ${HOSTNAME} $IP
> as currently it only has 'A' entries. This file is the template that
> samba_dnsupdate uses to determine what to add to DNS, so it needs
> updating for IPv6, but its not part of 'make install'.
> Cheers, Tridge
Thank you Tridge. This largely did the trick. I have one problem I am
not sure how to describe. I forgot the technical name for it, oh yes,
Unique Local Addresses. These are supposed to be global in scope
(allowing administrators to decide where to block them/accept them, etc.
but not routed globally as a rule).

My machine has one of these (fd00:) and a 2001 address. It is only
picking up the 2001 address. Is there a reason for this? Many of my
machines will not have global addresses but ULAs instead. I don't know
about windows, but I know most of the other stuff I am using would
pickup both addresses and add them.

Thank you for your help. This is a huge help.

"There are two races of people - men and women - no matter what women's
libbers would have you pretend. The male is motivated by toys and
science because men are born with no purpose in the universe except to
procreate. There is lots of time to kill beyond that...Women, however,
are born with a center. They can create the universe, mother it, teach
it, nurture it. Men read science fiction to build the future. Women
don't need to read it. They are the future." -- Ray Bradbury

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