As I’ve already explained, IPv6 deployment is still virtually non-existent, as far as the general Internet is concerned. So for the foreseeable future you can continue to use IPv4. That said, If you’re manually creating rules, you should know what you need to enter.
IPv6, like IPv4 is part of the operating system, so it’s not Comodos responsibility to educate users it it’s use and function, However, the basic mechanics of creating a rule are essentially the same.
- Choose a Protocol
- Choose a Direction
- Choose a Source address
4, Choose a Destination address
- Choose a Source port
- Choose a Destination port
The only significant difference is the numbering system used, a 32 bit decimal system for IPv4 and a 128 bit Hexadecimal system for IPv6. Ipv6 also users a different mask designator. All of which you could have found out, if you’d read the information in the link I provided in the first post
ISPs know nothing about my LAN nics.
What about my 2 LAN nics with MS TCP/IP v6?
What about my 2 LAN nics without MS TCP/IP v6?
ISPs don’t need to know anything about your Network cards. Ipv4 and IPv6 are enabled and bound to Network adapters by default in Vista, Windows 7 and Linux. In XP Ipv4 is enabled by default but IPv6 may be added.
This essentially means that a PC running one of the aforementioned operating systems, assuming IPv6 has been installed on XP, can and will use both IPv4 and IPv6 simultaneously and automatically. However, as I’ve already explained, the majority of Internet service providers don’t yet support native IPv6, so unless you know explicitly that a given ISP requires you to use IPv6, which is highly unlikely, you can continue to use IPv4.
What happens if I choose IPv4 but should have chosen IPv6?
What happens if I choose IPv6 but should have chosen IPv4?
At this time, as I’ve already explained, the Internet has not completely transitioned to IPv6, so unless you have an explicit need to access some IPv6 specific content, you can continue to use IPv4.
Personally, if I were you, I’d use the method I described above to disable IPv6 in the operating system. It will be safer for you.
I already chose IPv4 on my www IP entries because I know IPv4 was the standard and IPv6 is new.
My questions are»My questions are NOT about the differences between IPv4 and IPv6.
It would be nice if Comodo could/would just give simple, straightforward answers
to my questions instead of giving the history of the sundial ...
Just for your information, I am not associated with Comodo in any way, I’m just a user like you, attempting to help another user. Who, in this instance, is quite rude and clearly doesn’t have a clue what they’re talking about
Have a nice day.