Experimental IPv6 Address Record (A6)

RFC 3363 changed the status of the A6 RR (defined in RFC 2874 from a PROPOSED STANDARD to EXPERIMENTAL due primarily to performance and operational concerns. The current IETF recommendation is to use AAAA for forward mapping and PTR RRs for reverse mapping IPv6 networks.

It not clear at this time (Jan 2005) when, or if, the A6 record will ever be restored to recommended usage by the IETF even though it is fully supported by BIND.

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Pro DNS and BIND by Ron Aitchison

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