Patent Number: 8,819,282

Title: Using unique local unicast addresses in a global domain name server

Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for resolving a domain name. The mechanisms send a request, from a resolver executing on the data processing system, to a name server requesting a resolution of a domain name into an address. A response to the request is received that includes a local address. The local address has a scope that is local to a site and is not global in scope. A determination is made as to whether the local address corresponds to a domain associated with the resolver. Communications are then performed with a device corresponding to the domain name using the local address in response to a determination that the local address corresponds to a domain associated with the resolver.

Inventors: Hegde; Yogesh L. (Bangalore, IN), Jennings; Seth D. (Austin, TX), Pandya; Roocha K. (Mumbai, IN), Paranjape; Prashant A. (Bangalore, IN)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 15/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018