IPv6 and IIS 6.0

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 with SP1

Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 provides Internet services to clients connecting over the next generation of Internet Protocol (IP) — known as IP version 6 (IPv6). When you use IPv6 with IIS on a server running the Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 operating system, your sites can respond to both IPv6 requests and Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) requests. Although current demand for IPv6 is limited, the adoption of new Internet-connected devices, such as phones and handheld computers, is expected to quickly exhaust the remaining IPv4 address space and speed the transition to IPv6.

In This Appendix

Summary of Protocol Changes from IPv4 to IPv6

Comparing IPv4 and IPv6 Addresses

How IIS 6.0 Supports IPv6

Securing IPv6 Networks

Installing or Removing IPv6

Additional Resources for IPv6 and IIS 6.0