Tag Archives: IPv6

How to select which IP version to ping

If you’re trying to ping something by hostname but only want to ping the IPv4 IP address, you’ll sometimes need to specify this when executing the PING command. Example on Win2008 & Vista (pinging the IP server.domain.com)

To ping and IPv4 IP:

To ping an IPv6 IP:

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Disable IPv6 on Win2008

Ever tried to remove IPv6 from Windows 2008? It can’t be done through Network Connections. You can uncheck/unbind it from your NIC but to completely disable IPv6 functionality, you’ll need to set this registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6Parameters\

Create DWORD32:  DisabledComponent

Value: FFFFFFFF

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