WIndows Updates Fail Via IPv6

Jared Mauch jared at puck.nether.net
Sun Nov 11 18:35:00 UTC 2018


> On Nov 11, 2018, at 8:45 AM, Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at seacom.mu> wrote:
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> On 11/Nov/18 14:02, Chris Knipe wrote:
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>> Also no problems here with IPv6 and Windows Updates... 
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> The issue is affecting (and has affected) quite a few folk:
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> https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/a9b1b537-ad27-4718-821b-57ef33174974/windows-update-fails-if-ipv6-is-enabled?forum=w8itpronetworking
> https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/16e7aa06-9b90-48f8-8370-76c2329b93a8/windows-update-ipv6?forum=ws2016
> https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/windows-8-pro-windows-update-fails-if-ipv6-is/7ebdac22-6675-402b-ad43-e3fa8450659d
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> It occurs to me that this, could, perhaps be CDN specific. 
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> I'm currently not in Johannesburg, but last time I checked, the majority of Windows updates were being handled by Akamai. Perhaps this is where the issue could be, although we have got local IPv6 peering with Akamai and don't generally have issues with it.
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> I'll dig deeper into how Akamai may be involved when I get back home.

Let me know if you see anything related to Akamai.  Looking at these threads I don’t see anything really obvious and some are much older posts.

- Jared


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