Why has ping started to resolve hostnames to IPv6 addresses


Why would my computer (Vista Business) begin to start pinging using IPv6? I have not to my knowledge made any change to enable this.

When I ping a local computer with it's hostname, ping has started to display the IP6 address it resolves to and not the IPv4 address.

Any ideas?

Best Answer

  • It's probably because when ping looks up the hostname your DNS returns an ip6 address. Check with whomever is in charge of your DNS server.

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