www.nist.gov over v6 trouble Was: Microsoft's participation in World IPv6 day

Jay Ford jay-ford at uiowa.edu
Wed Jun 8 10:30:08 CDT 2011


On Wed, 8 Jun 2011, Neil Long wrote:
> Top of the page it says (now, may have been added)
> "Note: This top level web page has been setup to test IPv6 capabilities and 
> to participate in World IPv6 Day on June 8, 2011. This IPv6 web page will be 
> disabled after the end of World IPv6 Day. Links on this page do not work. 
> This is a copy of the NIST website, www.nist.gov, and is only reachable using 
> the IPv6 network protocol. To access the entire NIST website, you must use 
> the IPv4 network protocol."

Yeah, at least they said what they did, but they seem to have a
misunderstanding of how dual-stack clients will use the www.nist.gov AAAA
record.  The result is that they've broken access to their content.

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Jay Ford, Network Engineering Group, Information Technology Services
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242
email: jay-ford at uiowa.edu, phone: 319-335-5555, fax: 319-335-2951




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