[ubuntu-uk] IPv6 - are you using it?

Daniel Lamb 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.


-----Original Message-----
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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