Yesterday's Windows update causes IPv4 to be default

Gert Doering gert at
Thu Nov 15 14:02:11 CET 2012


On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 02:57:32PM +0200, Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond wrote:
> On 15/11/2012 12:38, Nick Hilliard wrote:
> > sounds bizarre that windows is assuming that protocol stability operates on
> > a 30 day basis.  What if ipv6 is tweaked up on day 1, then ipv6 goes down
> > on day 2 because the corporate lan IT people doesn't know and doesn't care
> > about ipv6, and the W8 end users find themselves experiencing 29 days of
> > irritating timeouts?
> I am both concerned and confused about this. What about people like me
> who use a device called a *laptop* and travel around, connecting to all
> sorts of networks in conferences, some being single stack and some dual
> stack?

Windows understands "different networks", and will load the corresponding
profiles (like "home network -> firewall open" or "firewall closed!")

Gert Doering
        -- NetMaster
have you enabled IPv6 on something today...?

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