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Mozilla Adds Support for Internet Protocol Version 6 on Windows

Saturday September 13th, 2003

Mathew McBride writes: "People who wish to use something other than IE on Windows for IPv6 surfing can now use Mozilla. Bug 175340 has been marked RESOLVED FIXED. For people on Win2k/XP/2003 who don't have IPv6 installed, open a command prompt and run ipv6 install. You will also need to install the loopback adapter if you don't have a connected network interface." Microsoft's website has a section about Internet Protocol Version 6 with information and downloads.


#18 Re: A Clarification

by GAThrawn

Monday September 15th, 2003 4:17 AM

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It all depends who you mean by the "average web user" and what sort of timescale we're talking about.

There are already a number of closed intranets that have servers, sites and applications that you can't connect to unless you're using IPv6. Most average users in these environments will find out that some web browsers don't work with these apps, they won't know why, they won't want to know why, but the reason will be that their web browser or OS is unable to talk to the server using IPv6.

Similarly over time there will be more and more servers on the public internet that will be addressed using IPv6 addresses, at first they'll be using a backwards compatible part of the IPv6 range so that Ipv4 clients can connect, but eventually they'll start using IPv6 only addresses and without this support Mozilla will be "broken" accessing them.