Plans for IPv6 support on windows?

Gunnar Boe gunnar.boe at
Wed Jan 18 11:51:31 EST 2012

I have now tested XMPP on:
- an IPv6-only network and also on
- a dual IPv4/IPv6 network

This DLL works on both for XMPP for IPv6 connections.  No problems found
so far.

I have not tested this DLL for :
- XMPP on an IPv4 only network.
- fallback mechanisms on IPv6

I also tried MSN, but that failed (Mirsoft don't have their MSN servers
on IPv6).

We are very grateful for your prompt response and we will continue to
use this dll. Don't hesitate to contact me if you some more specific
testing done relating to IPv6.

This page provide info on domains with IPv6 enabled XMPP servers:

Check out this website if you want IPv6 at home:


On 18.01.2012 11:23, Eion Robb wrote:
> I had a look at this just now.
> It's possible to configure better* IPv6 support on windows by editing
> the config.h.mingw to include
> #ifndef _WIN32_WINNT
> #define _WIN32_WINNT 0x0501
> #endif 
> and uncomment the line
> I've built a new libpurple.dll that you can try with at
> The caveat is that I haven't tested it as I don't have an IPv6
> connection here at home.  Would appreciate some feedback. :)
> Cheers,
> Eion
> On 18 January 2012 20:53, Gunnar Boe <gunnar.boe at
> <mailto:gunnar.boe at>> wrote:
>     Hi,
>     are there any plans for IPv6 support on windows?
>     This ticket
>     has been open for 5 years so we hope there are some good news
>     regarding
>     this.
>     Regards,
>     Gunnar
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