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Why no IPv6 on by defaul??? RRS feed

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  • Why isn't IPv6 running on the Home Server from start? That would simplify addressing issues on the local network since Vista machines and the Server could use link local addresses to communicate. I thought all Microsoft apps after Vista would be IPv6 enabled.

    Having IPv6 on the server would also help with the NAT traversal for outside access. I'm personally using a IPv6 service called Freenet6 to get a public IPv6 address to the server and this way I don't have to care about configuring the NAT or anything.

    Tuesday, March 6, 2007 3:49 PM

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  • I would like an answer to this question as well. Maybe I'll find it in my forum browsing today.
    Friday, March 9, 2007 7:51 PM
  • The simple reason why ipv6 is off by default is that this is also the default for windows 2003 small buisness edition. Only with the introduction of Vista has ipv6 been turned on by default. So you could call the reason status quo
    Friday, March 9, 2007 8:53 PM