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

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 (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 (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/ (http://www.ipv6ready.org/)

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                                          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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