[ubuntu-uk] IPv6 - are you using it?
daniel.lamb at dlcomputing.co.uk
Wed Oct 31 00:14:15 GMT 2007
Windows does support IPv6,
When I asked a colleague(who has been working in it for 20+ years) what it
was used for he explained, basically with nat it is pointless as was said
before we cant or are unlikely to run out of ip addresses using IPv4.
From: ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
[mailto:ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Skeg Fast
Sent: 30 October 2007 23:55
To: British Ubuntu Talk
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] IPv6 - are you using it?
>> Actually, my toaster and oven have an IP address...
I can remember IP (v4) addys better than I can remember my own mobile
number (even though I've had the same phone number for 10 years - I
think the dots in the IP help :p) I can't see me remembering IPv6 addys
any time soon though, even for the toaster...
Does Windows support IPv6? As a regular Billy No-clue Windows user I've
not seen any trace of it in XP. Maybe that's why it's not caught on yet?
And if that's the case then I can't see Microsoft going out of their
way to introduce it to the mainstream if it means that you could connect
to the interwebs using your non-MS toaster instead of buying a copy of
Windows. (Though I assume Vista supports it even if XP doesn't -
Microsoft must surely have included it as a 'just in case' feature)
All that said, I usually block the IPv6 module in Linux if it's enabled
because it's so bloody slow and uneeded at the moment. Plus I don't
understand it either ;)
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