Summary

By providing support for IPv6 environments, Nomad supports distribution to clients connected to the corporate network using the DirectAccess feature.

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IPv6 and DirectAccess support overview

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the successor to Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4). The main driver to support IPv6 is the directive for all US federal organizations to move to this protocol. Nomad has supported the IPv6 protocol since version 4 and as a consequence, also supports distribution to clients connected to the corporate network using DirectAccess if IPv6 is enabled. By default, Nomad is configured to run on IPv4 mainly because the migration to IPv6 is not yet widespread.

Related registry values

To enable support for the IPv6 protocol, update the Nomad SpecialNetShare registry value:

  • 0x0002 Enable IPv6
  • 0x0004 Disable IPv4

It is possible to configure support for both protocols by updating the SpecialNetShare registry value (unless your network uses one of these protocols exclusively) with :

Special net share registry value

On networks where IPv4 is not available, update the Nomad AssumedLinkSpeed registry value to 0x0100 in addition to SpecialNetShare to disable the IPv4 protocol to prevent IPv4 related errors from obstructing downloads.