IPv4 in IPv6 in AAAA records

Colm MacCarthaigh colm.maccarthaigh at heanet.ie
Mon Aug 23 08:58:19 UTC 2004

On Mon, Aug 23, 2004 at 05:54:54PM +0900, Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino wrote:
> > ::ffff/96 is the IPv4-mapped-IPv6 address prefix, it's intended use is
> > to allow an IPv6 stack to forward IPv4 packets to an IPv6-listening
> > service (for example NSD listening on :: on Linux will see packets
> > from as ::ffff:
> 	IPv4 mapped address is an internal representation of IPv4 node (peer)
> 	on a host operating system.  it should not appear on DNS database.

Exactly, what he said.

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