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+ - SPAM: Bulgaria: first to request Cyrillic domain names

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__NR_kill (1018116) writes "
"Bulgaria became Monday the first nation to request the registration of an Internet domain in Cyrillic. In submitting their letter, the Bulgarian authorities took advantage of the fact that the delegates at the ICANN Conference currently taking place in Paris are expected to make a decision for the setting up of multi-lingual first level domains."
So Bulgarians being the first to translate the Bible to Bulgarian, using what is nowadays known as the Cyrillic alphabet in XIX century, making it the third officially recognised translation by the Vatican after Latin and Greek, are now pioneering again in the efforts to make the internet more accessible to a broader spectrum of people."

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+ - Are the current operating systems IPv6 ready? 3

Submitted by __NR_kill
__NR_kill (1018116) writes "While there is much hype about many of the advantages of Windows Vista and Ubuntu Linux and which one is better for what, are they actually IPv6 ready? It seems not. The newly installed Ubuntu 7.04 loads automatically the ipv6 kernel module, which in my case (IPv4 only network), dropped the network throughput from 100mbps to about 10mbps. I wondered why for about a week, until I came across this funny thread, explaining it all. Then I remembered having a client running Windows Vista and complaining about p2p programmes killing completely his network to the point that Firefox failed loading the homepage (google). I gave it a try — I disabled IPv6 for the network interfaces of his Vista box, rebooted and the p2p programs were not affecting in any way the overall network performance. Two different operating systems — same problem — same solution.

My questions to the slashdot community are whether you've experienced similar problems and what are the criteria an operating system is IPv6 ready when two of the most popular systems fail on such simple tasks even when IPv6 is not used? How are ISP's expected to roll out IPv6 when such breakage occurs?"

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