08 June, 2011

June 8th is world IPv6 day!

June 8th is ISOC's "world ipv6 day". According to the organisers:

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 flight”. The goal of the Test Flight Day is to motivate organizations across the industry – Internet service providers, hardware makers, operating system vendors and web companies – to prepare their services for IPv6 to ensure a successful transition as IPv4 addresses run out.

Some of us have been trying to do that for years ;)

Anyway, some things you can do:
  • Read all the ipv6 related posts on this blog
  • Make sure you are using IPv6 certified cable
  • Play loops of zen, an ipv6-only browser tile-puzzle
  • If your ISP does not provide IPv6 and you want easy IPv6 access for a single workstation, I recommend the teredo protocol (its built into windows, and you can apt-get miredo on debian. For a server or network installation, take a look at Hurricane Electric's tunnel broker which will give you a /48 prefix routed over your normal internet connection.
  • If you're on ipv6 already and you're feeling hardcore you can use NAT64 and DNS64 to get rid of all your local ipv4 traffic, instead routing it all through a NAT gateway at (for example) Andrews and Arnold.

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