[menog] Rapid IPv6 deployment for World IPv6 Day

Owen DeLong owend at he.net
Thu Jun 9 08:48:08 GMT 2011

While not the primary focus of IPv6 day, I think that was an excellent
and beneficial activity and I, for one, applaud you for doing so.


On Jun 8, 2011, at 1:23 PM, Carlos Martinez-Cagnazzo wrote:

> I kind of agree with you, but it's also understandable that people who
> do not have dual stack want to play with IPv6 and be part of World
> IPv6 Day.
> Here is where tunnels play a big part. I have helped quite a few
> people today in configuring tunnelbroker.net tunnels, miredo and 6to4.
> Some of these people had *never* heard about IPv6 (yes, might be hard
> to believe but it's true) before yet they were enthusiastic about the
> experiment and willing to spend some of their time tweaking their OSs.
> cheers!
> Carlos
> On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 11:53 AM, Brian Candler <B.Candler at pobox.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 08, 2011 at 12:56:39PM +0300, Ahmed Abu-Abed wrote:
>>>    World IPv6 Day ends at 3am KSA/Jordan time June 9th.
>>>    To setup a computer with IPv6 public address over any IPv4 connection
>>>    (3G, ADSL, dial-up, etc. and even behind nested NATs) for World IPv6
>>>    Day testing then I suggest downloading the Freenet6 client and running
>>>    it with default settings. Then use it to access Google, Youtube,
>>>    Facebook, CNN, etc. or ping their sites.
>> This is arguably missing the point of IPv6 day.
>> If you want to play with a v6 tunnel client, you can do this any day.  You
>> simply point your browser at http://ipv6.google.com/ or
>> http://www.v6.facebook.com/ to see if it works.
>> However, the Internet migration strategy is dual-stack. There will never be
>> any requirement for users to install tunnel clients on their machines.
>> The fundamental reason for v6 day is to encourage *content providers* to
>> enable both v4 and v6 concurrently on their *well-known* URL (i.e.  return
>> both AAAA and A records), and then see how many of their (non-v6) users are
>> broken by doing this.  That would be users whose local v6 stack is broken,
>> or who are on a network which announces v6 connectivity when it doesn't
>> actually have it.
>> So, this is what's different for v6 day:
>> $ dig www.google.com aaaa
>> ...
>> www.google.com.         86094   IN      CNAME   www.l.google.com.
>> www.l.google.com.       218     IN      AAAA    2a00:1450:400c:c01::93
>> Previously, you'd have got an empty response (and the client would then
>> look for an A record instead).
>> The hope is that this will give confidence to those websites to run both v4
>> and v6 permanently on their main URL.
>> Regards,
>> Brian.
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