noob ipv6 question

ehndeehnde Member Posts: 1,103
If I do
ping -6
I get a response from 2001:4860:8001::93

A traceroute also resolves to this address after 8 hops. I do not have an ipv6 connection out to the internet (only ipv4). How on earth is this possible? Is windows 7 doing some kind of behind the scene automagical stuff?

Please forgive my ignorance. I've been studying constantly but just haven't touched on ipv6 that much yet.
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  • tierstentiersten Member Posts: 4,505
    Teredo tunnel.
  • ehndeehnde Member Posts: 1,103
    I have a very, very basic understanding of what a teredo tunnel is, but I thought this would have to be configured. But since this is the case, why can you not go to in a web browser? BTW thanks for the answer!
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  • earweedearweed Member Posts: 5,192 ■■■■■■■■■□
    You have to be configured to use ipv6 google services. I thought it was a good question since you could ping it. You have to be "special" and be specially configured to use ipv6 google services. Google over IPv6
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  • ehndeehnde Member Posts: 1,103
    That was not at all the answer I expected, but it makes sense. It's amazing how transparent all of these huge infrastructure changes can be from the end user perspective.
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  • tierstentiersten Member Posts: 4,505
    Teredo tunneling only does direct machine to machine. It doesn't do DNS lookups properly. Thats why it doesn't work properly for you if you want to go to a IPv6 website by URL but you can ping specific IPv6 machines. You don't have to specially enable IPv6 for Google or have to get them to put you in a special list. Once you get a proper native IPv6 connection or a 6in4 tunnel then it will just work assuming it is correctly configured.

    Microsoft added a Teredo tunnel to Vista and 7 and the relay is a machine that is run by Microsoft. Go look up how a Teredo tunnel to understand what a relay does before anybody freaks out. That is why you've got very limited IPv6 access.

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  • HeeroHeero Member Posts: 486
    you would be surprised. There is a tunneling protocol for almost every scenario you could possibly need to tunnel for with IPv6 over IPv4. You do not need to have a native IPv6 Internet connection to get IPv6 connectivity :)
  • MentholMooseMentholMoose Senior Member Member Posts: 1,524 ■■■■■■■■□□
    There are multiple tunneling protocols. Run ipconfig /all to see which ones are enabled. For example this may be going through 6to4 instead of Teredo. You can also do a packet capture to gain some insight.
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