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Bug#663508: ITP: all-knowing-dns -- Tiny DNS server for IPv6 Reverse DNS

Package: wnpp
Owner: Michael Stapelberg <michael@stapelberg.de>
Severity: wishlist
X-Debbugs-CC: debian-devel@lists.debian.org

* Package name    : all-knowing-dns
  Version         : 1.0
  Upstream Author : Michael Stapelberg, C<< <michael at stapelberg.de> >>
* URL             : http://search.cpan.org/dist/AllKnowingDNS/
* License         : BSD
  Programming Lang: FIXME
  Description     : Tiny DNS server for IPv6 Reverse DNS

AllKnowingDNS provides reverse DNS for IPv6 networks which use SLAAC
(autoconf), e.g. for a /64 network.

The problem with IPv6 reverse DNS and traditional nameservers is that the
nameserver requires you to provide a zone file. Assuming you want to provide
RDNS for a /64 network, you have 2**64 = 18446744073709551616 different usable
IP addresses (a little less if you are using SLAAC). Providing a zone file for
that, even in a very terse notation, would consume a huge amount of disk space
and could not possibly be held in the memory of the computers we have nowadays.

AllKnowingDNS instead generates PTR and AAAA records on the fly. You only
configure which network you want to serve and what your entries should look

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