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Understanding IPv6, Second Edition by Joseph Davies

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Foreword

Why Does Microsoft Care About IPv6?

I’ve been asked this question a lot over the past five years. The answer hasn’t changed, and the reasons are as relevant today as they were many years ago when a few engineers in Microsoft Research started building an IPv6 stack for Microsoft Windows 2000.

We saw a connectivity imperative that began to drive new scenarios and requirements for the networking stack. Mobile users and devices using a variety of applications in a variety of locations were becoming trends. We believed Windows needed to support these trends and enable developers to build a new class of interoperable, secure, reliable, and dynamic applications.

We call these "seamless applications" because they defined a new set of capabilities ...

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