Yesterday's Windows update causes IPv4 to be default
Brian E Carpenter
brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Thu Nov 22 09:05:33 CET 2012
On 21/11/2012 21:41, nick hatch wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 2:56 AM, Brian E Carpenter <
> brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Alternatively, find the IPv4 address of www.msftnsci.com,
>> in my case 126.96.36.199,
>> and then add an entry to your hosts file like this:
>> #confuse the Windows v6 connectivity test by pointing it to IPv4
>> 188.8.131.52 ipv6.msftncsi.com
>> It works beautifully.
> For those of you following along at home, note that several letters in '
> www.msftnsci.com' are transposed (should be ' www.msftncsi.com ') -- 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.
Oops. Sorry about the typo.
> This hack might not be too stable: note that www.msftncsi.com 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
Oh indeed, it was just a "Would this really work?" hack, and it's
irrelevant if you have good v6 connectivity.
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