Posted Jul 22, 2011 14:13 UTC (Fri) by foom (subscriber, #14868)
In reply to: IPv6 NAT by Cyberax
Parent article: IPv6 NAT
Well, the way machines get names on both my home IPv4 home network and my work IPv4 network is that the DHCP server creates an entry in DNS for the hostname that the endpoint reports in its DHCP request.
When the lease expires, the name is removed from DNS. The device doesn't need to self-register with DNS, since the DHCP server handles it. And the DHCP server doesn't need to have MAC address mapping for the endpoints, since it just gets the names from the DHCP request.
Works great....and would work for IPv6 too, if I had set that up.