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Re: broken DNS proxying at public wireless hotspots

  • From: Stephen Sprunk
  • Date: Sat Feb 03 02:34:24 2007

Thus spake "Trent Lloyd" <[email protected]>
One thing I have noticed to be unfortunately more common that I would
like is routers that misunderstand IPv6 AAAA requests and return an
A record of

So if you are using (for the most part) anything other than windows, or
Windows Vista, this may be related to what you are seeing.

The same is true if you've enabled IPv6 on XP. Unfortunately, it's hard to find a hotel network these days that _doesn't_ break when presented with AAAA queries.

I'm hoping that the flood of support calls from Vista users will pressure them to get their systems fixed, but I'm not holding my breath. They'll probably just make "disable IPv6" part of their standard troubleshooting routine, just like telling you to reboot your PC. After all, nobody uses it, right?


Stephen Sprunk "God does not play dice." --Albert Einstein
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