IPv6 on Microsoft Windows

Microsoft has been a leading host operating system for years, especially with the growth of the Internet during the 1990s. In 2001, Microsoft made a clear commitment to supporting IPv6 by including IPv6 support in the mainstream code of Windows XP. IPv6 support for the well-known Windows NT and Windows 2000 platforms has been available since 1998 for research, experimental, and learning purposes only.

In 1998, Microsoft Research (MSR), with contributions from USC/ISI East, started developing an IPv6 stack for the Windows NT and Windows 2000 platforms. For many years, MSR has publicly offered the source and binary code of this beta IPv6 implementation to the whole Internet community for research purposes only.

In 2000, ...

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