Arguably one of the single largest changes in the history of the internet comes closer with a succesfull completion of this year’s World IPv6 day. For more coverage I defer to these two interesting blog posts, each of which has additional links and background. Ars Technica, and Computerworld
OK, so the end of the world hasn’t happened yet. Trust me, it will, one day. In the meantime Internettters are preparing for the inevitable demise of IPv4. On June 6 major websites will turn on IPv6, which they have avoided so far in fear of brokenness at clients. To see how well prepared you […]
Here is the link: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20110503_ipv6_is_growing_in_maturity_but_not_necessarily_in_adoption/
According to Google (http://www.google.com/intl/en/ipv6/statistics/) native IPv6 penetration has structurally crossed the 0.2% mark as a percentage of total traffic on the Internet in early 2011. This may not seem much, but it has doubled in a year, in an Internet that is still growing exponentially. Tunneled traffic has decreased, which is good. Yet, it looks […]
For more info look at http://isoc.org/wp/worldipv6day/ On 8 June, 2011, Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, Akamai and Limelight Networks will be amongst some of the major organisations that will offer their content over IPv6 for a 24-hour “test drive”. The goal of the Test Drive Day is to motivate organizations across the industry – Internet service providers, hardware makers, operating system vendors and web companies – to […]
We are running out of IPv4 Internet addresses, but who is using them all up? The IP address space usage per capita differs greatly between nations, which points to a digital divide. If we would distribute IPv4 addresses uniformly over the world population, there would be less than 1 address per person. In fact, on […]
I am through with IPv6. By now all my websites (that I know off) are dual stack with native, untunneled IPv6. Thanks to Xs4all.nl and AVM.de (the FritzBox guys) I have native IPv6 in my home office. Setup was a breeze. On http://test-ipv6.com/ my connection scores 10/10 for IPv6 readiness. I have had a lot to do […]
Google App Engine Blog: App Engine joins the Google over IPv6 Program Again promising progress in the IPv6 arena. For you developers out there, this is an opportunity as well as a wake-up call. Be prepared to handle IPv6 traffic.
IPv6 traffic as a percentage of total traffic at isc.sans.org almost tripled from 0.5% to 1.3% of all users of the website. Isc.sans.org is a security institute. The report analyses the provenance of this traffic (lots of tunnels!) and the security implications of this.
The Dutch IPv6 taskforce is running a contest for best contribution to IPv6. 29 submissions have been received for 6 categories. There are some interesting contestants, amongst them WatchMouse, on which I reported earlier. See the full press release (in dutch).