How to obtain the IPv6 Ready Logo for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008 from IPv6 Forum

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This article describes how to obtain the IP version 6 (IPv6) Ready Logo for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008 from IPv6 Forum.

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How to obtain the Phase-1 IPv6 Ready Logo

For information about how to obtain the Phase-1 IPv6 Ready Logo, visit the following IPv6 Forum Web site:
http://www.ipv6ready.org/about_phase1.html

How to obtain the Phase-2 IPv6 Ready Logo

For information about how to obtain the Phase-2 IPv6 Ready Logo, visit the following IPv6 Forum Web site:
http://www.ipv6ready.org/about_phase2.html
Note For the Phase-2 IPv6 Ready Logo, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 do not support the following tests:
  • Test 2.3.4 (Part A to Part I)
  • Test 2.3.5 (Part A to Part B)
  • Test 2.3.6 (Part A to Part I)
  • Test 2.3.7 (Part A)
  • Test 2.3.8 (Part A to Part C)
  • Test 2.3.9 (Part A)
  • Test 2.3.10 (Part A to Part D)
  • Test 2.3.11 (Part A to Part D)
  • Test 2.3.12 (Part A to Part E)
  • Test 2.3.13 (Part A to Part E)
  • Test 2.3.14 (Part A to Part E)
  • Test 2.3.15 (Part A to Part I)
  • Test 2.3.16 (Part A to Part D)
  • Test 2.3.17 (Part A)
  • Test 5.1.2 (Part C)
All other tests in the Phase-2 test suite are supported by Windows Vista and by Windows Server 2008.

The following notes provide the technical reasons for the Microsoft IPv6 implementation. Copy these notes to the company’s Phase-2 IPv6 Ready Logo program.

Notes

For the www.ipv6ready.org public Web site
Windows Vista has increased security by disabling the following functions:
  • A host does not reply to the ping command that is sent to a multicast address such as "ff02::1."
  • A host does not process a redirect message that is not directly associated with a valid data transmission.
For technical reference that is not posted on the www.ipv6ready.org Web site
  • Windows Vista does not process a redirect message if Windows Vista does not have the destination cache entry of the destination address to receive the redirect message.

    Reference: RFC 2461, Section 8.3: "A host receiving a valid redirect SHOULD update its Destination Cache accordingly so that subsequent traffic goes to the specified target. If no Destination Cache entry exists for the destination, an implementation SHOULD create such an entry."

    Reason: Security. This method of implementation limits the attack surface by not letting unsolicited redirect messages to update the Destination Cache.
  • Windows Vista does not reply to a multicast Echo Request.

    Reference: RFC 2463, Section 4.2: "An Echo Reply SHOULD be sent in response to an Echo Request message sent to an IPv6 multicast address."

    Reason: Security. This method of implementation limits amplification attacks.
For more information about the IPv6 Ready Logo Program, visit the following IPv6 Forum Web site:
http://www.ipv6ready.org/
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Article ID: 946784 - Last Review: January 16, 2008 - Revision: 1.2
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Starter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
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