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Windows 7: 3 things to know about IPv6 as World IPv6 Day approaches

03 Jun 2012   #1
Brink
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64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
3 things to know about IPv6 as World IPv6 Day approaches

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June 6, 2012, World IPv6 Day, is almost upon us. On that day, many major ISPs and Web sites will add IPv6, the next generation Internet protocol, to their existing network stacks. So: Should you start panicking now or should you wait a bit?

.... So, while there’s no need to get worried as an Internet user about IPv6 yet, it is time for you to start checking your system and connection to see if you’re IPv6 ready. The best way to do that is to use the Test Your IPv6 site.....
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3 things to know about IPv6 as World IPv6 Day approaches | ZDNet


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03 Jun 2012   #2
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04 Jun 2012   #3
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 
FBI: New Internet addresses could hinder police investigations

Even the FBI is on edge about it.....

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Side effects from the transition to Internet Protocol version 6, or IPv6, "could have a profound effect on law enforcement," an FBI spokesman told CNET. "Additional tools" may need to be developed to conduct Internet investigations in the future, the spokesman said.
FBI: New Internet addresses could hinder police investigations | Security & Privacy - CNET News
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04 Jun 2012   #4
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Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
Even the FBI is on edge about it.....

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Side effects from the transition to Internet Protocol version 6, or IPv6, "could have a profound effect on law enforcement," an FBI spokesman told CNET. "Additional tools" may need to be developed to conduct Internet investigations in the future, the spokesman said.
FBI: New Internet addresses could hinder police investigations | Security & Privacy - CNET News
Yes it might be more difficult for the Government to illegally spy on people and we can't have that now can we?

My router does support IPv6 but Windows only uses it on the LAN at this point. Many ISP's also would need to update their service in order for people to access online IPv6 sites. Not to mention most DNS servers would need to be updated to handle the IPv6 protocol.

After a bit of testing I found out the Google's DNS servers at "8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 seems to handle IPv6 pretty well though a bit slower than IPv4 according to the ICSI test but that is expected at this stage in the game. So if you want to pass the IPv6 test you will need to use a DNS that can handle it like Google.

It looks like IE 10 is a bit slow getting to IPv6 sites though it could be my ISP slowing things down.
More advanced test for IPv6 connectivity.http://netalyzr.icsi.berkeley.edu/l=en

A bit more info about IPv6 and what it's presently being used for.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/m....cableguy.aspx

Here is what you will see if you pass the IPv6 test.

Test with IPv4 DNS record ok (0.067s) using ipv4
Test with IPv6 DNS record ok (0.078s) using ipv6 Teredo
Test with Dual Stack DNS record ok (0.069s) using ipv4
Test for Dual Stack DNS and large packet ok (0.040s) using ipv4
Test IPv4 without DNS ok (0.069s) using ipv4
Test IPv6 without DNS ok (0.080s) using ipv6 Teredo
Test IPv6 large packet ok (0.051s) using ipv6 Teredo
Test if your ISP's DNS server uses IPv6 ok (0.073s) using ipv4
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