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Entire city of Vista users can't access the internet

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PEOPLE in the city of Lund in Sweden that use the Microsoft Vista OS can't connect to the Internet.

According to this local newspaper, the reason is because Lund is a Linux city which has a a Linux server that doesn't like Vista.

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Bugs? This reminds me of Windows 95 intoduction and BSOD

I can remember that very day Bill Gates and a fellow of Microsoft whom both introducing Windows 95. ALAS! BSOD!

Now Vista bugs are revealed and one is a network bug. I suppose this one is that. Please file a bug report. Smile

re: Entire City

Why?

Seems like something is being lost in the translation - or it's just another rant piece with no technical details.

Apparently the town's Energy (Utility) Department provides Internet access for the town, and they use Linux to do so. So why doesn't it work with Vista Clients?

Although Vista mauls the TCP stack, I thought they got the SPI problem fixed months ago?

We use Vyatta routers, and GTA firewalls (both Nix based) and they have no problems with Vista workstations.

Lost in translation..

The Swedish article explains that Vista does a dhcp request that isn't compatible with all dhcp servers, thus leaving the affected machines locked out from accessing the net.

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