Bind for Windows - supports IPv6 or not?

Karl Auer kauer at
Wed Apr 8 12:01:21 UTC 2009

Hi there.

I want to work around the "XP won't use IPv6 as a DNS transport" issue.
So I downloaded the latest precompiled BIND (9.6.0-P1) for Windows from
the ISC site, and read the following in the "readme first" file:

"This is a release of BIND 9.5 for Window 2000/XP/2003.
Only IPv4 stacks are supported on the box running this version of BIND.
IPv6 stacks will be supported in a future release."

Hm! The download was 9.6.0-P1, the readme refers to 9.5. Could it be
that the downloaded version *does* now support IPv6?

If not, are there precompiled binaries with IPv6 support anywhere else,
or do I have to compile it myself to get IPv6 support? I haven't
compiled anything on a Windows platform since about Windows 3.11...

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at                   +61-2-64957160 (h)                  +61-428-957160 (mob)

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