IPv6 Blog

News and comments from the IPv6 product team at Microsoft.

May, 2007

  • Mobile IPv6 and Vista

    As a host moves around, it may be assigned different IP addresses based on its location. When this happens, the host acquires a new IP address and continues to operate, but the previous TCP connections are invalid and torn down. Normally this process...
  • Hello World!

    Hello. My name is Sean Siler, and I am one of the three IPv6 Program Managers at Microsoft. I am externally facing, meaning my job is to talk to customers about IPv6 and determine what their concerns are, answer their questions, and ensure that any valid...
  • Mythbusters #1: No one is using IPv6 [UPDATED]

    Hmm, let's bust this myth with a quick experiment. You can all take part. In order to be a valid test, you need to meet the following requirements: 1. You must have a cell phone/smartphone/PDA 2. You must use Sprint or Verizon Wireless as your carrier...
  • I can do that in IPv4!

    One of the comments that I hear a lot (and I am sure to receive on this site) is "But I don't need IPv6 for that! I can do that in IPv4!" It is true that a lot of what we can do in v6 we can do in v4 as well. That's because v6 is based on v4 and needs...
  • Mythbusters #2: Stanford has more IP addresses than China

    Let's tackle our second myth. There is a factoid on the Internet that some American universities (normally listed as either Stanford or MIT) have more IP addresses than the entire country of China. This has been repeated in the mainstream press so often...
  • Speaking Engagements

    My name is Sean Siler, and I am the Program Manager responsible helping Microsoft’s customers understand and deploy IPv6. Previously I served as the IPv6 Technical Lead for Microsoft Federal. In both of these roles I been able to actively assist commercial...