[KyOSS Discuss] Suggested discussion topic: IPv4 address exhaustion and IPv6 adoption

Britt Dodd brittman914 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 10:29:08 EDT 2012


Yeah hostnames are preferred, because you can seamlessly handle the
transition (if you have IP4 and IP6 listeners on your server). IPv4
records in DNS are handled by A records, and IPv6 are handled by AAAA
records. I'd also be interested in helping to educate others to know
and lobby for IPv6.

On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 10:06 PM, Alex Hagerman <alex.hagerman at gmail.com> wrote:
> Tomorrow should I be aware of any issues or problems switching from IP to
> host if no reason is found for it not to be. Obviously do a controlled test
> first and I know in theory it should map no problem but theory rarely seems
> to work perfectly when live. Thanks.
>
> Alex
>
> On Sep 17, 2012 8:22 PM, "Alex Hagerman" <alex.hagerman at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> True. I'll dig and see why IP was used versus host and let you know. There
>> are two databases on cloud servers that I know use IP for user host
>> permissions and I think a program or two that link to the databases via IP.
>> It was setup by the developer before me so I'll read through the notes and
>> code. Its all working so I've been working on new projects more than
>> revisiting his code.
>>
>> Alex
>>
>> On Sep 17, 2012 7:48 PM, "Alan Blount" <zeroasterisk at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> But you can always assign your own hostname and run a DNS or edit your
>>> hosts file.
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