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What are the arguments against running an authoritive nameserver (primary) e.g. bind in a ipv6 only environment? In the current setup the machine dedicated to the nameserver has only direct ipv6 connectivity (ipv4 only via NAT) - the secondary ns would be dualstack (the one from the hosting provider)

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Strictly speaking there is nothing wrong with that configuration. In practice there are many poorly written resolver stacks in use in various applications.

You will notice that Hurricane Electric does not dual-stack (ns1 is IPv4 only, ns2 through ns5 are fully dual-stacked). That is arguably an overly cautious approach.

I would not choose an IPv6-only host as a primary authoritative nameserver. However, I would feel comfortable having a dual-stacked primary and IPv6-only secondary (or tertiary, etc).

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Do you also have a remark about the "IPv4 via NAT" alternative? In general I don't like NAT, but if it would be the only viable solution I would have to accept that. – mschenk74 Feb 24 '14 at 10:28
Since ipv4 is needed for the zone tranfer to the secondary, etc. nameservers according to my provider of those additional servers I can forget this alternative now. – mschenk74 Mar 11 '14 at 14:34

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