[dns-operations] IPv6 PTR records

Wayne MacLaurin wayne at dns-oarc.net
Fri Dec 17 15:16:25 UTC 2010

That's an excellent question !

I seem to recall a heated debate at the RIPE meeting in Rome back in November.     It would seem that most people wish PTR was never invented and it causes more grief than its worth.    A few folks seemed to be resigned to having to do PTR for MTAs and other services that have built-in requirements but most would like to see the entire concept go away….

Anybody else, who's rolling out IPv6 on a large scale, have any comments ?

Wayne MacLaurin
Executive Director, DNS-OARC
wayne at dns-oarc.net

On 2010-12-17, at 10:02 AM, R.P. Aditya wrote:

> I like to question my habits -- the current one: while getting ready to
> roll out IPv6, whether to bother with PTR records at all, and if so,
> whether to just automatically generate them (except maybe for MTAs) and
> not bother to match the forwards (so far, I'm not convinced either way
> and given the pace of the rollout, time can tell).
> R.P. (Adi) Aditya
> Network Architect
> ITSComm Network Engineering
> University of Michigan
> +1 (734) 330-2499
> rpaditya at umich.edu

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