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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RE: legal clues
by DonQ on Tue 7th Nov 2006 17:51 UTC in reply to "legal clues"
DonQ
Member since:
2005-06-29

PRNP is patented by MS. There, it's the end of the story, especially knowing MS behaviour (look at the mail antispam issue).
No router will include this technology.


Router doesn't need to implement PRNP, router needs to route IPv6 or at least support IPv6 tunneling (many home routers don't).

IMHO such service from Microsoft can really push IPv6 forward.

What kind on router you'll buy - with or without PRNP support? What kind of ISP you'll choose - with or without IPv6 support? Once router makers and ISP smell that IPv6 may grow their sales - IPv6 support will included.

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RE[2]: legal clues
by Ookaze on Tue 7th Nov 2006 22:15 in reply to "RE: legal clues"
Ookaze Member since:
2005-11-14

So you tell me routers don't need to implement PRNP, and the article says the contrary : who is right ?
A patented service won't ever push anything.
An unreliable service (for an enterprise) mainly made for gamers that want to do LAN parties won't push any IPv6. At least try to find some valid reason why it would push IPv6.
I'll never buy a router with PRNP support, that makes no sense, as this protocol makes no sense to me (especially since I have only Linux machines, and my main router is a n old Linux laptop). When my ISP get IPv6 support, I'll switch, I surely won't switch to another because it has IPv6 before, that makes no sense either.
IPv6 won't grow any ISP sells. IPv6 is far more complicated than IPv4, which most home users just don't get at all already.
Case in point, this tutorial for PRNP furiously mimics a Linux howto with lots of command line. Ask the Windows zealots what they think of command line ...
So much for pushing IPv6.

No really, I would not complain if it wasn't for the stupid patent on this. The MS some so-called smart people said could adapt actually can't : they didn't change their way one bit since the start of the internet era for everyone (1996 I think), where they tried to impose their protocols nearly the same way.

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