bin/128727: host(1) does not work properly with the -6 option
mdh_lists at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 9 09:50:09 PST 2008
The following reply was made to PR bin/128727; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: mdh <mdh_lists at yahoo.com>
To: bug-followup at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: bin/128727: host(1) does not work properly with the -6 option
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2008 09:16:02 -0800 (PST)
> 1. Do you have IPv6 enabled in the kernel?
Yes, IPv6 is working on the system. I can ping6 its ::1 locally, as well as its external v6 interface from a v6-connected remote host over the internet.
> 2. What does your /etc/hosts file say?
It has a localhost entry for 127.0.0.1 and a localhost entry for ::1
> 3. Can you actually resolve the `mydomain' domain?
I've simply put that in as a placeholder for the actual domain. Resolution works fine. I can even resolve the A and AAAA records in the domain via the host command when *not* using the -6 option (ie host(1) asks the nameserver on the 127.0.0.1 interface). What I was trying to do was force host(1) to query the nameserver on ::1 to ensure that BIND was properly answering queries on its IPv6 addresses.
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