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When I use the Ping command to ping my localhost, it doesn't show up as 127.0.0.1.
C:\Windows\system32>ping localhost Pinging GIGA [::1] from ::1 with 32 bytes of data:
Instead, it shows up as
::1. What kind of notation is this? And why is it not showing up as 127.0.0.1?
This is on Windows Vista.
Here's what I see in the
::1 localhost 127.0.0.1 localhost
As suggested by Gregg I have already tried changing this order.
127.0.0.1 localhost ::1 localhost
The expected result is that
127.0.0.1 would take precedence over
::1 but that was not the case.
As I have learned now, this can be done by adding a prefix policy instead. To force cmd to use IP version 4 the option
-4 can be used. To force Windows to always use IP version 4, IP version 6 or some of its components can be disabled through the properties dialog for the network adapter or through a registry tweak.