[menog] World IPv6 Day observations from Middle East

Ahmed Abu-Abed ahmed at tamkien.com
Wed Jun 8 12:22:51 GMT 2011

Quite interesting, how are you accessing IPv6, native dual-stack or tunneled ?

In my case it was tunneled and the termination server was in Amsterdam, hence Google thought I was in that area and could not do proper localization. Remember that Google.com is running dual-stack today and my web browser prefers IPv6 connections even if they are tunneled. If ISPs use tunneling servers locally then this localization issue will be solved and response times will be faster.


From: Bilal Alsabbagh 
Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 2:47 PM
To: Ahmed Abu-Abed 
Cc: 'menog at menog. net' ; IPv6jordan 
Subject: Re: [menog] World IPv6 Day observations from Middle East

Interesting. Because here the ipv6.google.com recognizes that we are coming from Saudi Arabian IPv6 network. Although the local is not in Arabic but there is a "Go to Google Saudi Arabia" link on the page. 



On Jun 8, 2011, at 1:19 PM, Ahmed Abu-Abed wrote:

  Hello everyone,

  Here are a few World IPv6 Day observations.

  Arabic localizations for Google, Yahoo and Bing are not working today if I run an IPv6 connection. Google thinks I am in Holland, Bing thinks I am in Canada and Yahoo doesn't default to the maktoob.yahoo.com portal used in the Arab world. This could be explained that I am on a public IPv6 address that uses the Freenet6 IPv6 server in Amsterdam and a Canadian ISP assigned block of IPv6 addresses. 

  This means Middle East ISPs should give IPv6 access to their subscribers over their own IPv6 assigned address blocks to get web page localizations to work.

  Otherwise things are running smoothly as standard pings to the regular web'pages of Facebook, Bing, Yahoo, CNN and Google are all defaulting to IPv6 addresses and responses without the brute force of "ping -6". And running in IPv4 only mode has no issues as well.

  All the best,

  Menog mailing list
  Menog at menog.net

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