[arin-ppml] IPv6 in the Economist

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Fri Jun 6 04:51:42 EDT 2008

On Jun 5, 2008, at 9:49 PM, Scott Leibrand wrote:

> Michel Py wrote:
>>> Scott Leibrand wrote:
>>> The Economist, in their usual fashion, did a very good job with
>>> their metaphors in explaining the issues of IPv4 exhaustion and
>>> IPv6 transition for a general audience:
>> I think it would have been better if it was accurate:
>> http://www.economist.com/printedition/displaystory.cfm?story_id=11482493
>>> {..} Support for IPv6 is already baked into most popular operating
>>> system software. It is incorporated into Windows XP and Vista {..}
>> Last time I checked, IPv6 was not "incorporated" into XP. Given the
>> <sarcasm> huge popular success of Vista especially in corporate
>> environments </sarcasm> that changes the picture a bit, as XP still  
>> is
>> by far the most popular operating system.
> It requires activation from the command line, but Windows XP  
> definitely
> has IPv6 support.  I enabled and used it on my XP laptop at the last
> ARIN meeting.

Except you can't do name resolution if you turn off IPv4.

I would say that's not full IPv6 support.

I'd say that's minimal sort-of support at best.


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