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6bone.net now active

At 1:49 PM -0700 5/15/97, [email protected] wrote:
>Philip Blundell writes:
>> On Thu, 15 May 1997, Bob Fink wrote:
>> > This might be a lot of work.  I do think all backbone border routers (and
>> > maybe the transits as well) could be named like this.
>> >
>> > As we are trying to emulate a real network, maybe we should treat the
>> > "leaf" sites as the users and thus not part of the 6bone.net domain.
>> I think it would be useful to have leaf sites in the 6bone.net domain as
>> well, though maybe under some subdomain of it.  Perhaps I'm alone, but I
>> find that connectivity is still sufficiently flaky that I want to ping
>> other sites fairly often - and it would be a lot easier to say "ping
>> uunet-uk.6bone.net" than to have to look up their RIPE entry and dig out
>> the IPv6 address.
>> I've added entries for the sites to which I have tunnels to my local DNS
>> for just this purpose.
>> Is there any way to automatically generate a zone file from the RIPE
>> registry?
>Yes. this is possible. However, I think that Alain is right that this is
>not desired. There is a simple solution for your problem (when we start
>using the new routing registry) with a little script that does something
>like this:
>rrping ipv6-site
>- gets object 'ipv6-site' from routing registry with whois
>- gets first application: ping line
>- does a ping to the site as specified in the routing registry
>David K.
>PS I am willing to write such a script and post it if you think that it
>   is useful.

I think this is a good thing to do, espcially as the tone of the email on
the use ofthe 6bone.net domain seems to be to keep it to more limited scope.