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

Neil Long neil at cymru.com
Wed Jun 8 10:38:39 CDT 2011


On 8 Jun 2011, at 16:30, Jay Ford wrote:

> 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.
>
> ________________________________________________________________________
> 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
>


Oh yes. I fail to see the logic and usefulness of doing that to a web  
site but it is a scientific experiment :-)

Cheers
Neil.

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Neil Long, Team Cymru
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