Solved

How do you force the use of IPv6 in a .NET P2P Application?

Posted on 2014-07-21
5
410 Views
Last Modified: 2014-07-26
It is relatively straightforward to create a P2P application using .NET 4.5 but I cannot figure out how to force this type of application to use IPv6 over IPv4.  I have attempted to created an "old school" TCP application as well as one based on WCF but, in both cases, the application uses IPv4.

To be upfront, I do not need to use .NET - what I need is an application that runs in a peer, non web-based, manner that will ideally communicate either through IPv4 or IPv6 and within which I can control which version of IP is being used.  My company is providing a new type of communications security that works great on IPv4 (and UDP) but we really need to test out IPv6.

In fact, given that we are now running across Linux/Unix and Windows, a Java application would be preferable but I cannot find anything to that end either.

Can somebody possibly point me in the right direction?

Thank you for your time.
0
Comment
Question by:ktola
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:ktola
ID: 40209334
As an additional note, I already tried the Windows Meeting Space option in Vista but it only works there and not on any other operating system.  Live Meeting (the Windows 7 equivalent) is supposed to run over IPv6 if that version is available on both ends but my tests show it always reverting back to IPv4 - even between two Windows 7 computers running on the same LAN...
0
 
LVL 142

Expert Comment

by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 40210751
in short: you would have to disable ipv4 on the computer, OR "intercept" any dns lookups that return ipv6 ip addresses and ignore any ipv4 address in your application...

so, using .net or not does not change a lot the picture here (though I have seen that for java, you can set a preference to ipv4 ...), it's more about "why" you want to force the ipv6...
0
 

Author Comment

by:ktola
ID: 40211596
I need to see if our communications security works on IPv6 and we need to run a range of tests to that end.  Does it work at all?  How does it work under load?  And so forth.
0
 
LVL 142

Accepted Solution

by:
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
ID: 40212581
then, just disable the ipv4 protocol during the tests on the relevant machines...
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:ktola
ID: 40221618
Such a simple solution, I never thought of it!  Thanks!
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
allswap challenge 6 75
Windows Clustering 4 41
DHCP Failover Relationship caveats 6 95
Setting up new vpn 15 53
Phishing is at the top of most security top 10 efforts you should be pursuing in 2016 and beyond. If you don't have phishing incorporated into your Security Awareness Program yet, now is the time. Phishers, and the scams they use, are only going to …
This paper addresses the security of Sennheiser DECT Contact Center and Office (CC&O) headsets. It describes the DECT security chain comprised of “Pairing”, “Per Call Authentication” and “Encryption”, which are all part of the standard DECT protocol.
The goal of the tutorial is to teach the user how to use functions in C++. The video will cover how to define functions, how to call functions and how to create functions prototypes. Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Express will be used as a text editor an…
The viewer will be introduced to the technique of using vectors in C++. The video will cover how to define a vector, store values in the vector and retrieve data from the values stored in the vector.

929 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

9 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now