Comparison of IPv6 support in common applications

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This is a comparison of applications in regard to their support of the IPv6 protocol.

Application OS Version IPv6 Support Notes
Android Studio Windows No Cannot download SDK components from behind a NAT64, requires native IPv4
Arduino Studio Windows No Cannot download board definitions from behind a NAT64, requires native IPv4
Avid Sibelius License Server Windows All No The license server only binds to and listens on IPv4
Avigilon Control Center Windows All No Neither the server, client nor cameras support IPv6
Bromcom MIS Windows All Partial Bromcom MIS will work on an IPv6 only network, however the access-control lists do not support IPv6 and have to be removed from a user's account directly in the SQL database. Bromcom does not officially support IPv6.
Google Chrome Windows 47+ Yes
Mozilla Firefox Windows 46 (Tested) Yes Supports IPv6 addresses under Windows using brackets as [IPv6]:port
Microsoft Internet Explorer Windows 11 Yes Supports IPv6 addresses under Windows using brackets as [IPv6]:port
Windows File Explorer Windows Tested with Windows 710, maybe XP Yes Supports IPv6 addresses in the address field, using \\ using dashes instead of colons.
Microsoft Exchange Server[1] Windows 2013+ Yes
Internet Explorer[1] Windows 9+ Yes
Microsoft SQL Server[1] Windows 2005+ Yes
Microsoft Windows Server Update Services[1] Windows 4.0 Yes WSUS will work in an IPv6 only network, however Microsoft's Windows Update servers are only available over IPv4 so either an IPv6 transition mechanism will be needed, or a proxy server.
Mosh Linux 1.2.5+ Yes
PuTTY All 0.66+ Yes
Sage 200cloud Windows v2015 and v2016 Partial Sage 200 mostly works in an IPv6 environment as it's based on Microsoft IIS. Activation will not work over IPv6 or using a proxy server so the Sage application server needs to have an IPv4 address to activate. The Sage 200 task launch will also fail to run if the IPv6 stack is uninstalled.
Skype for Business Windows All Partial The Skype for Business client supports IPv6 only networks where the IPv4 stack is not bound to a network adapter, however it will crash if the IPv4 stack is uninstalled.
Linux All No
SolarWinds TFTP Server Windows 10+ Yes
SolidNetwork License Manager Windows All No
(Windows UWP app)
Windows No No network connectivity detected by the app from behind NAT64, requires native IPv4
Steam Client Windows,
All No Cannot log in on IPv6-only network. If logged in on an IPv4 network and moved to an IPv6 network, Steam Client goes offline.[2]
Netflix app LG webOS,
Xbox OS
All No Hardcoded to send DNS requests to, or the DHCPv4 designated DNS server as a fallback if is unreachable. Only requests A records, not AAAA, meaning it is completely dependent on IPv4. LG webOS and other LG webOS applications run fine without IPv4 access, so it is not the fault of the operating system.[3]
Thermomix Thermomix OS All No Hangs if connected to NAT64 Wi-Fi network; no connectivity.[4]
Microsoft Store Xbox OS All Partial Xbox Series X - can browse the store using IPv6-only connection with NAT64, but downloads get stuck in the queue until native IPv4 is available


  1. ^ a b c d "IPv6 Support in Microsoft Products and Services". Microsoft. Archived from the original on 2015-12-22. Retrieved 2015-12-15.
  2. ^ "Steam doesn't work on IPv6-only (NAT64/DNS64) networks". Github. Retrieved 2020-10-13.
  3. ^ "My LG WebOS Smart TV NAT64 IPv6-only experience (LG OLED CX 65") in Australia". Reddit. 12 May 2021. Retrieved 2021-05-29.
  4. ^ "Does the Thermomix TM6 support the Internet protocol IPv6? - Vorwerk International Help Center". Vorwerk. Retrieved 2021-06-04.