Vista To Cause DNS Spikes?

Aron Schatz
September 6, 2006

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I'll label this article as FUD. Some say that Vista will cause an increase in DNS traffic up to doubling it. Just because Vista supports IPv6 and IPv4 does not mean that DNS queries will double.


But IPv6 is far from being universally used. So, Vista will also support the current IPv4. The side effect, according to Mockapetris, is that a Vista PC will make two DNS requests, one for each IP version, instead of just one. "It is going to try a DNS lookup for the IPv6 address and then a DNS lookup for the IPv4 address," Mockapetris said. "It just uses more DNS, and until we increase the supply, things are going to go slower."


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