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World IPv6 Launch

Posted by jfranklin

There's a chance this post was delivered to you via an IPv6 connection. Today is World IPv6 Launch day, and we're live for good. Truth of the matter is that we've been IPv6 reachable for over a year, and on World IPv6 Day last year we enabled a AAAA record for that one day to test our readiness. It didn't go as smoothly as we would have liked, but lessons were learned, and on April 27th, 2012 we put the AAAA record back in place, and all has been well.

This site still receives it's IPv6 connectivity via tunnel from SixXS, and the lab's internal network IPv6 connectivity comes via a tunnel from Hurricane Electric. Our ISP is still in the early stages of deploying, and we don't have a time table for going native.

To all of the content hosts, service providers, equipment manufacturers, and end users who have taken the plunge we salute you. For those that haven't yet gotten on board, the only thing that's scary about IPv6 is being left behind.

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World IPv6 Day

Posted by jfranklin

Tomorrow, June 8th, 2011, is World IPv6 Day and we are on track to have the website live with a IPv6 address by that time. O'kay technically it has had one for months, but no AAAA record has been in place for it. Sadly we forgot to submit our participation by the cutoff date, so we will not be listed on the dashboard for the event, but even so we expect all services to be IPv6 accessible by 00:00 June 8th.

If you aren't one of the lucky few to have native IPv6 connectivity from your ISP, and haven't setup a tunnel with a broker yet, there is still time to do so with Hurricane Electric as their approval process is nearly instant. The lab's internal network gets it's address space from them, but the outward facing site gets it's address from SixXS. If you prefer not to setup a tunnel account with a broker you can use Teredo on Windows and Miredo on pretty much anything else. They give you less control, but are designed to 'just work'.

What ever option you choose, we encourage you to join in on the event in any way you can. IPv6 has been around a while, and it's not going away. The sooner you get acquainted with it the better prepared you'll be.

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