1/24/2006

Microsoft Leverages IPv6 With Vista

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 11:04 am

Internet protocol version 6 (IPv6) promises to deliver connectivity features in Windows Vista not possible with today’s Internet protocol version 4 (IPv4).

Microsoft Corp.’s “community technology preview” was issued in December. The second version ships in February. Both versions already support IPv6-enabled file-sharing and remote-access features.

Driving Microsoft to adopt the IPv6 protocol in Vista is the ability to enable “new application experiences.” It meant being able to incorporate “richer collaboration,” multiplayer gaming, or voice and video into applications. Sinead O’Donovan, product unit manger for networking at Microsoft, said “When we looked at key applications such as MSN Messenger, we learned that developers needed to do too many tricks to get them to work over NAT.”

Source: Information Week

 

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