Microsoft: Xbox One online gaming smoother over ipv6

Oct

11

2013

Microsoft: Xbox One online gaming smoother over ipv6

One Xbox will use if available ipv6 connections with ipsec encryption, reports a network expert from Microsoft. By exploiting ipv6 are P2P connections made easier and smoother gaming, gamers online.

ipv6 A program manager at the networking core division at Microsoft, during a presentation given more insight about the supposed benefits of using ipv6 on Xbox One. Thus, according to him, there are simpler than p2p connections made ​​with the obsolete ipv4 protocol because there is often no wet need to be applied. Condition for this is that the clients concerned are already switched to IPv6. Furthermore, the Xbox One support for Teredo to work. A tunneling protocol for IPv6 hosts on IPv4 networks By using the ipv6 connection, gamers can play smoother, claims Microsoft. What is the profit that gamers achieve is unclear.

Microsoft wants the Xbox One also switch to ipsec, an Internet protocol to encrypt IP packets while the Xbox 360 a proprietary encryption method used. Palmer recognizes that even in low ipv6 providers offered, but the next few years will probably increase the ipv6 adoption.

Also, some routers would still need adjustments, like not too strict nat settings. Furthermore, providers carrier-grade application wet on their ipv4 networks still need to look in order to avoid console gamers complain about faltering connections. Closely at their network configurations

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