On killing IPv6 transition mechanisms

Gert Doering gert at space.net
Fri Mar 19 10:35:12 CET 2010


Hi,

On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 12:02:47PM -0700, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> > These enterprises are the ones that will be in for a nasty surprise
> > when they roll out Win7 or Server2008R2, and all of a sudden they have
> > uncontrolled IPv6 all over the place.  So it's quite important that they
> > understand what is coming up, and get prepared.
> 
> Since those orgs use prebuilt images when rolling that stuff out, they
> always have the ability to disable IPv6 in the image then roll it out
> and that is likely what they will be doing.

I have been told by people who know more about Windows than I do that 
if you disable IPv6, a large number of windows RPC things in Win7/Server2008 
will just stop working.  To quote "the *base* communication protocol in
W2k8R2 is IPv6, you just *can't* disable it".

See, for example, http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/45032

Gert Doering
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