Microsoft's participation in World IPv6 day

Frank Bulk frnkblk at iname.com
Fri Jun 3 11:16:18 CDT 2011


As Owen is suggesting, if would have been helpful if Microsoft's Network
troubleshooting wizard in Windows Vista and 7 had an inkling about IPv6 and
would check IPv6 connectivity in the same way it checks IPv6 connectivity,
and work through things link 6to4 issues.

Frank

-----Original Message-----
From: Owen DeLong [mailto:owen at delong.com] 
Sent: Friday, June 03, 2011 2:44 AM
To: mail at jaidev.info
Cc: NANOG list
Subject: Re: Microsoft's participation in World IPv6 day


On Jun 2, 2011, at 11:30 PM, Jaidev Sridhar wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 21:22, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
>> It provides a handy space to comment at the bottom.
>> 
>> Perhaps people here would like to let M$ know that it would be preferable
>> to provide pointers to real workable IPv6 connectivity solutions rather
than
>> merely hotwire the system to temporarily bypass IPv6 in favor of IPv4.
>> 
>> That's the path I chose.
> 
> I guess you're all missing the point here. I've never agreed too much
> with M$, but what they're doing is right. IPv6 stacks are quite mature
> these days but IPv6 connectivity can be broken due to incorrectly
> implemented networks / tunnels (see:
> http://ripe61.ripe.net/presentations/223-World_IPv6_day.pdf).
> 

I'm not missing the point, just suggesting that it would be better if
Micr0$0ft were part of the solution instead of just hotwiring past
the problem.

> For those clients there is no option other than disabling IPv6.

No, there is the option of troubleshooting why IPv6 doesn't work for
them and working to correct it.

> Hopefully the service providers & network admins get to identify and
> fix issues. This problem is not client OS specific. I'm all for M$
> bashing, but not for this reason.
> 

I didn't see where in the M$ propaganda it suggested calling your ISP
or network admin to have them help you fix the issue, so, I don't see
how what they are proposing has any hope of enabling this.

Owen

> -Jaidev
> 
>> 
>> Owen
>> 
>> On Jun 2, 2011, at 3:26 PM, Bill Woodcock wrote:
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> The older a man gets, the farther he had to walk to school as a boy.







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