IPv6 DNS server addresses on WinXP

Jeroen Massar jeroen at unfix.org
Tue May 26 20:48:47 CEST 2009

Steven Lisson wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a bit of a query about IPv6 on WinXP, ipconfig /all shows the
> following for DNS servers, but does not appear to work, I know the
> addresses are depreciated, however, if the above commands show them,
> they should at least be used right?
> DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
>                                     fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
>                                     fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1

I have never understood why Microsoft configures those or how one could
even remove them, they seem to be always there and are dormant.

The latter is logical though:
   Windows XP's DNS resolver does not support DNS queries over IPv6.

(IPv6 transport that is, it does do AAAA queries)

Complain to Microsoft for that.... (they will most likely tell you to
upgrade to Windows 7 now though...)


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