Re: disabling ipV6
Tony van der Hoff a écrit :
> I run my own caching BIND9 under squeeze, and as far as I'm aware it's
> correctly set up.
> I'm using Thunderbird as my MUA, with an IMAP host on my VPS,
> When trying to read or send mail I invariably get a DNS timeout:
> Dec 28 10:11:23 tony-lx named: error (unexpected RCODE SERVFAIL)
> resolving 'smtp.vanderhoff.org/AAAA/IN': 126.96.36.199#53
The authoritative DNS servers for your domain, ns0.ukpost.com and
ns1.ukpost.com, are broken. If the domain name smtp.vanderhoff.org has
no record of a given type (AAAA or other), the NS should not reply with
status=SERVFAIL but with status=NOERROR and answer=0.
> Dec 28 10:11:27 tony-lx named: error (network unreachable)
> resolving 'smtp.vanderhoff.org/AAAA/IN': 2001:41d0:1:d640::1#53
That is perfectly normal if your caching NS server has no IPv6
connectivity. It should not cause any delay.
> Well, that appears to be looking for an IPv6 address, and as my router
> doesn't support IPv6, it's bound to go wrong.
No. Lack of IPv6 support should be handled gracefully.
> Any suggestions, please?
1) Ask your registrar to fix their DNS servers.
2) Disable IPv6 resolution in Thunderbird by setting
network.dns.disableIPv6=true in the config editor.
3) Disable IPv6 in BIND by adding -4 in the OPTIONS line in
/etc/default/bind9. That will stop the "network unreachable" messages.
Alternatively, add the option "forward only;" so that BIND will query
only the IPv4 addresses defined in the forwarders option and will not
try to perform its own recursive resolution if they fail.