However, there is a little more to it. As you know, the Name Resolution Policy Table (NRPT) is used to determine whether a connection should go through the DirectAccess tunnels or directly to the Internet. But what if you want to connect using an IP address? No problem! However, you will need to know the IPv6 address of the resource you want to connect to on the intranet. You can't use the IPv4 address because the DirectAccess client *always* uses IPv6 to communicate with the DirectAccess server.
You can test this out yourself quickly by doing a little test. First, find out the ISATAP address of a server on your intranet. Then open a command prompt and do a:
Net view \\IPv6_address_of_server
Bam! It worked.
However, the trick is to do the same thing with servers that are IPv4 only, since they don't have an IPv6 address. Do connect to these resources using an IP address, you need to be able to convert their IPv4 address to an IPv6 address, using the NAT64 algorithm.
Do you know how to do that? If so, then publish it by tomorrow and I'll send you a free copy of our new book!