Aaron’s Application Tip : IPv4 pings in a IPv6 World.

Here is a quick tip from Aaron Silber which you may or may not know, now that all of the new Microsoft operating system have IPv6 enabled by default, you may notice that when you go to find an IP address of a machine and ping it, the machine in many cases will give you back the IPv6 hex address. I don’t know about you, but I need to see an old fashion x.x.x.x style address for it to be of any value.

So what are your options?

a) learn IPv6
b) use the ping -4 option.
Personally I like “option b” Smile

See ya,