Friday, December 5, 2008

Breaking News: Vista has got an advantage!!!

I just discoverd the first (and only?) advantage of Windows Vista: Vista has IPv6 enabled by default, via Teredo. Only IPv6 resolving seems disabled, probably to avoid unmeant IPv6 usage. ;-)

Anyway: with Firefox on Vista I'm able to visit http://[2001:4860:0:1001::68]/ and search. Cool!

(http://[2001:4860:0:1001::68]/ is the litteral IPv6 name for http://ipv6.google.com/)

Please note: Maybe you have to copy-paste the http://[2001:4860:0:1001::68]/ by hand.


Oh wait: Microsoft says "Yes (the Teredo component is enabled but might be active or inactive, depending on the computer's configuration)", so YMMV. Please post results in the comments: can you visit http://[2001:4860:0:1001::68]/ from your Vista machine?


You can also try http://[2001:610:510:0:192:42:113:60]/ (which is the litteral name for http://www.ipv6.surfnet.nl/) and look at the right lower corner to find out your own IPv6 address: "You are accessing this server over IPv6 from 2001:0:d5c7:a2ca:302a:c6....".

Bravo Vista!

2 comments:

HJ said...

Yes, it's works for me on my Vista. Thanks!

Quirinius said...

If it doesn't work, use "ipconfig" to see if there's a 2001:-address. In some situations, the Vista Teredo IPv6 does not work ...