[atlas]DNS records for the probes' internet address
Wilfried Woeber, UniVie/ACOnet Woeber at CC.UniVie.ac.at
Thu Dec 2 23:01:09 CET 2010
João, good point! I was barking at the wrong tree, by assuming a particular implementation ;-/ João Damas wrote: > On 2 Dec 2010, at 21:30, Wilfried Woeber, UniVie/ACOnet wrote: > > >>João Damas wrote: >> >>>Antony, >>>the "good" is for the users. It would provide them with a stable name >>>to address the variable external IP they get from the ISP, enabling access >>>to home machines from the outside using the name, independently of what >>>IP the DSL modem/cable modem happens to have at any given time >> >>Actually, I can see the beauty of name-to-dynamic-IP-tracking, but I >>doubt that it is a reasonable investment to teach the small things to do >>dynamic DNS *centrally*. >> > > > I think Tore's original proposal was that the probe do nothing special, rather the central servers at the NCC would be doing all the work (detecting the new IP and feeding it into the forward DNS zone). I use dyndns as an example of why this is useful, not as an example of a technical solution to be applied here (and in any case I am not the one working on the probes or the servers, so I have nothing to say about how it is done. I am just showing why it is useful and supporting the request) > > Joao Wilfried. PS: thanks to the Team for shipping 3900 and showing the IPv6 address. Well done!