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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.


#8 Re: An example, please...

by davew

Saturday September 13th, 2003 3:24 PM

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I'm never sure how to answer this question. It's certainly available, working, and running in production on more networks, applications and OSes than you might think.

I suspect the "average web user", whatever such a beast may be, isn't interested in IPv6 or IPv4 or IPX or DECnet or avian carriers. OTOH that doesn't mean that it isn't important; it's being deployed at a good number of academic sites (especially in Europe) and commercially in the Far East, and commercial ISPs elsewhere are running their tests. It's getting to be a checkbox item - many of those that aren't already running it are investing in technologies that will last them two or three or four years and are wary to cover themselves for their eventual IPv6 introduction.

OTOH if the "average web user" finds out about this at all during the transition, then people like me (network engineer) haven't done our jobs properly. It Should Just Work. :)