Name

filter-aaaa.so — filter AAAA in DNS responses when A is present

Synopsis

plugin query "filter-aaaa.so" [{ parameters }];

DESCRIPTION

filter-aaaa.so is a query plugin module for named, enabling named to omit some IPv6 addresses when responding to clients.

Until BIND 9.12, this feature was implemented natively in named and enabled with the filter-aaaa ACL and the filter-aaaa-on-v4 and filter-aaaa-on-v6 options. These options are now deprecated in named.conf, but can be passed as parameters to the filter-aaaa.so plugin, for example:

plugin query "/usr/local/lib/filter-aaaa.so" {
        filter-aaaa-on-v4 yes;
        filter-aaaa-on-v6 yes;
        filter-aaaa { 192.0.2.1; 2001:db8:2::1; };
};

This module is intended to aid transition from IPv4 to IPv6 by withholding IPv6 addresses from DNS clients which are not connected to the IPv6 Internet, when the name being looked up has an IPv4 address available. Use of this module is not recommended unless absolutely necessary.

Note: This mechanism can erroneously cause other servers not to give AAAA records to their clients. If a recursing server with both IPv6 and IPv4 network connections queries an authoritative server using this mechanism via IPv4, it will be denied AAAA records even if its client is using IPv6.

OPTIONS

filter-aaaa

Specifies a list of client addresses for which AAAA filtering is to be applied. The default is any.

filter-aaaa-on-v4

If set to yes, the DNS client is at an IPv4 address, in filter-aaaa, and if the response does not include DNSSEC signatures, then all AAAA records are deleted from the response. This filtering applies to all responses and not only authoritative responses.

If set to break-dnssec, then AAAA records are deleted even when DNSSEC is enabled. As suggested by the name, this causes the response to fail to verify, because the DNSSEC protocol is designed to detect deletions.

This mechanism can erroneously cause other servers not to give AAAA records to their clients. A recursing server with both IPv6 and IPv4 network connections that queries an authoritative server using this mechanism via IPv4 will be denied AAAA records even if its client is using IPv6.

filter-aaaa-on-v6

Identical to filter-aaaa-on-v4, except it filters AAAA responses to queries from IPv6 clients instead of IPv4 clients. To filter all responses, set both options to yes.

SEE ALSO

BIND 9 Administrator Reference Manual.

BIND 9.15.0-dev (Development Release)