Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Nov 2006 12:18 UTC, submitted by danwarne
Windows Want to be able to access your machine anytime, anywhere? Can't be bothered purchasing a domain name and configuring Dynamic DNS? Microsoft has a solution: the 'Windows Internet Computer Name' - a unique domain name for your computer. There is one small catch though: you have to be using the next-generation networking protocol IPv6 which, although thoroughly integrated into Windows Vista, isn't supported by most home routers yet.
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Sweet
by Finchwizard on Tue 7th Nov 2006 12:53 UTC
Finchwizard
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2006-02-01

Sweeet, so we have a feature that the majority of the world can't use, because their routers don't support IPV6, let alone everyone else that uses it.

And the people who do want something like that, probably already know about DynDNS

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RE: Sweet
by dmdavis on Tue 7th Nov 2006 17:39 in reply to "Sweet"
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2005-07-06

Sweeet, so we have a feature that the majority of the world can't use, because their routers don't support IPV6, let alone everyone else that uses it.

It's got to start some where. (not to say that this is only the start) Later on, when ISPs and routers begin supporting IPV6, it will already be in most people's OS. Maybe this will even push the change forward a bit, as people begin seeing more use for IPV6.

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RE: Sweet
by grfgguvf on Tue 7th Nov 2006 17:41 in reply to "Sweet"
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2006-09-25

This uses Teredo tunneling which tunnels IPv6 inside UDP inside IPv4, so the router needs not to support IPv6.

Otherwise I also think it's totally useless. And Teredo also feels slooow.

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RE: Sweet
by tomcat on Tue 7th Nov 2006 19:12 in reply to "Sweet"
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2006-01-06

Things will accelerate when there are sufficient financial incentives to move over to the new protocol. For now, there simply aren't enough advantages to justify the cost.

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