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This is a sub-selection from WNDR3700v4 and IPv6


PGHammer

join:2003-06-09
Accokeek, MD

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reply to Jeff Carrell

Re: WNDR3700v4 and IPv6

Exactly - hence the head-scratchage. IPv6 backstory - Microsoft Research started development of the dual-stack (IPv4/IPv6) feature of Windows way back during the development and testing of Windows 2000 Professional and Server; we're talking 1999 (as in the song by Prince). Said dual-stack went into production use with Windows XP Service Pack 2 (and Windows 2000 Service Pack 4/Windows Server 2003 R2/Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1). For all that, Windows was actually the last consumer OS to support dual-stack - Linux had supported it since the 2.4 kernels (and supports it today, of course), and OS X has supported it since (egad - it's been that long?) Tiger (OS X 14). CPE gear with IPv6 enabled by default is indeed coming into play - Comcast, in fact, has stipulated IPv6 (and DHCPv6) as a going-forward *requirement* in their CPE purchases (both STBs and cable modems) - the ARRIS WBM-760A is part of the requirement's first fruits - it specifically supports both. (The same is true of Motorola's SB-6xxx/SBG-6xxx series of cable modems and gateways.)