What is 2002:836b:0F1E::836b:0F1E and why am I seeing it?

(NOTE: IP Addresses changed to protect the innocent) I was onsite with a customer recently who asked me a question: “What is 2002:836b:0F1E::836b:0F1E and why am I seeing it?” I explained that this is a 6to4 address and is automatically assigned to the client because they use a globally routable IPv4 range for their IPv4…

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Follow-up my IPv6 post

As a follow-up to my earlier post about leaving IPv6 enabled in the OS and bound to the NICs, I wanted to share some additional resources from my IE bookmarks: Arguments against disabling IPv6 http://blogs.technet.com/b/netro/archive/2010/11/24/arguments-against-disabling-ipv6.aspx How will it affect your business if you do not embrace IPv6? http://blogs.technet.com/b/erenturk/archive/2010/11/17/how-will-it-affect-your-business-if-you-do-not-embrace-ipv6.aspx IPocalypse Now http://blogs.technet.com/b/canitpro/archive/2011/01/31/ipocalypse-now.aspx IPv6 Forums http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ipv6/threads US…

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Why you should leave IPv6 alone

A common paradigm in the technology field is, “If you’re not using it, uninstall or disable it.”   While that can be an excellent way to reduce the surface area of a system by removing components that you don’t need and may never use, there are going to be times when that paradigm doesn’t turn out…

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