To provide Winsock developers with an Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Technology Preview refresh, a hotfix for Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 1 (SP1) has been developed.
Microsoft has created a hotfix that contains the files necessary to enable the following IPv6 functionality on Windows 2000 SP1:
- IPv6 connectivity for supported scenarios described in the IPv6 Technology Preview documentation.
- Configuration, test and diagnostic utilities.
- Web browsing support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0x.
- FTP client support.
- Telnet client and server support.
For instructions about installing the IPv6 Technology Preview for Windows 2000, please refer to the following Web address:
The IPv6 Technology Preview is intended for development environments only; production environments should not apply this hotfix.
This hotfix replaces the following system files:
The following additional files are placed in system directories to enable IPv6 protocol support: