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IPv6 Addresses to Configure

Windows Mobile 6.5
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4/8/2010

The following table shows items you can configure.

Item Description

IPv6 address

By default, link-local addresses are automatically configured for each interface on each IPv6 node (host or router) with a unique link-local IPv6 address. To communicate with IPv6 nodes that are not on attached links, the host must have additional global unicast addresses. Additional addresses for hosts are obtained from router advertisements. Additional addresses for routers must be assigned manually.

Default router

To communicate with IPv6 nodes on other network segments, IPv6 uses a default router. A default router is automatically assigned based on the receipt of a router advertisement. Alternately, you can add a default route to the IPv6 routing table. You do not need to configure a default router for a network that consists of a single network segment.

To resolve host names to IPv6 addresses, you need to add AAAA (quad-A) resource records to your DNS infrastructure and configure the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) with the IP address of at least one Domain Name System (DNS) server.

A DNS server can resolve host names to IPv6 addresses. When an IPv6 host is configured with the address of a DNS server, the IPv6 host sends DNS name queries to the DNS server for resolution. AAAA (quad-A) resource records that are stored on your DNS servers perform the mapping from a host name to its IPv6 address.

When configured for DHCP, the DHCP server provides IPv4 addresses of DNS and WINS servers used for both A and AAAA searches. The Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) must be configured with the IPv4 address of a DNS server.

For more information about IPv6 addresses, see Unicast IPv6 Addresses.

For more information about the IPv6 address or default router, see IPv6 Address Autoconfiguration.

For information about placing a static host name in the registry, see TCP/IPv6 Configurable Registry Settings.

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