I've been pondering IPv6 setups, and I don't understand how IPv6 rDNS
is supposed to work. It's clear enough how you look up any particular
address, but it's not at all clear to me what you put into an rDNS
zone and how you put it there.
Pretty much the same thing you put into an IPv4 zone... PTR records.
owen.delong.com. IN AAAA 2620:0:930::200:2
22.214.171.124.0.0.2.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.3.9.0.0.0.0.0.0.2.6.2.ip6.arpa. IN PTR owen.delong.com.
In IPv4 land, it is standard to assign matching forward and reverse
DNS for every live IP, and a fair number of services treat requests
from hosts without rDNS with added scepticism. For consumer networks,
it's often something like 12-34-56-78.adsl.incompetent.net, with the
numbers being the IP address forward or backwards.
Ah, so you're not talking about assigning to live hosts, your talking about
the unfortunate habit of assigning to every possible host. Yeah, that trick
doesn't work in IPv6.
So if every customer gets a /64, what do you do? You can use a
wildcard to give the same rDNS to all 2^64 addresses, but you can't do
matching forward DNS, since a DNS response with 2^64 AAAA records
would be, ah, a little unwieldy.
First, customers should be getting more than a /64. A /64 should be a single
subnet and customers should, ideally, be getting a /48 for each end site.
In general, for the most part, the services that treat missing rDNS with additional
skepticism also treat rDNS entries like 12-34-56-78.adsl.incompetent.net with
that same or greater skepticism, so, I wouldn't worry too much about it.
For hosts where it does matter, you've got to create an AAAA record somehow
(just like you needed to create an A record somehow), so, you should be
able to use that same process to generate the AAAA and PTR records.
When hosts self-configure their low 64 bits, do you install a suitable
PTR and AAAA into your DNS? If so, how? Do you use DHCPv6 and have it
install the DNS? Do you do something else?
If you care, you probably need to use DHCPv6 for this and it should be able
to build both the AAAA and PTR records.