Yesterday's Windows update causes IPv4 to be default

nick hatch nicholas.hatch at
Wed Nov 21 22:41:10 CET 2012

On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 2:56 AM, Brian E Carpenter <
brian.e.carpenter at> wrote:

> Alternatively, find the IPv4 address of,
> in my case,
> and then add an entry to your hosts file like this:
> #confuse the Windows v6 connectivity test by pointing it to IPv4
> It works beautifully.

For those of you following along at home, note that several letters in '' are transposed (should be ' ') -- lest
you go down the rabbit hole of trying to figure out if you're using a
malicious resolver, or wondering what country 'VG' is.

This hack might not be too stable: note that is a CNAME to
an Akamai CDN host. In my experience, Akamai addressing is quite dynamic,
and pinning to an IP literal will probably break sometime in the near

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