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Windows 7: Biggest mistake for IPv6: It's not backwards compatible, developers admit

25 Mar 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Biggest mistake for IPv6: It's not backwards compatible, developers admit

The Internet engineering community says its biggest mistake in developing IPv6 - a long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol - is that it lacks backwards compatibility with the existing Internet Protocol, known as IPv4.

At a panel discussion held here Tuesday, leaders of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) admitted that they didn’t do a good enough job making sure native IPv6 devices and networks would be able to communicate with their IPv4-only counterparts when they designed the industry standard 13 years ago.
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"The lack of real backwards compatibility for IPv4 was the single critical failure," says Leslie Daigle, Chief Internet Technology Officer for the Internet Society. "There were reasons at the time for doing that…But the reality is that nobody wants to go to IPv6 unless they think they’re friends are doing it, too."
more: Network World

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25 Mar 2009   #2

Win 7 7600 x64

i see no problem with lack off support. ISPs who give ipv6 now use dualstack giving you bouth a IPv6 and v4.
I myself have ipv6 and v4 (no im not using a tunnel, its native ipv6)
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25 Mar 2009   #3

Windows 7 7100 build

Well I don't really see it as a problem either.

Over time everyone will be switching to ipv6 and once you start using it going to ipv4 is not really needed anymore...
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