windows server 2012 is not resolving IPv6 address from local host file


New Member
Hi Experts ,

Windows server 2012r2 server is not resolving IPV6 address from local host file . There is no DNS entry for IPV6 and hence I added IPV6 address for my tool server in C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\host file . But server failed to resolve the name . Server is still able to resolve IPV4 from host file without any issue. problem is only with IPV6. Both IPV4 and IPV6 enabled in NIC settings . Could you please advise if any solution for this

thanks . Jim


Cloud Security Engineer
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Is there some requirement for IPv6? Most systems will favor using an IPv4 address since IPv6 still isn't heavily adopted.