Winners Dutch IPv6 Awards

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Yesterday the Dutch IPv6 Awards have been handed out. It was a fun event to attend with a lot of know and unknown faces.


The winners in each category are:

For Business:
Watchmouse


Goverment & Not-for-profit:
Nederlandse Publieke omroep


Education:
Hogeschool Utrecht & Universiteit van Amsterdam


Press:
Arnout Veenman


Individuals:
Jasper Wonnink


Internet Service Providers:
BIT


Thats right! I have won the Awards for the individuals category! Offcourse congratulations to all the other winners!


Allthough the real winner is IPv6 ofcourse. With more publicity around the IPv6 protocol, and the problem it brings for the future of our precious internet, the awards have given more awareness and thats what its all about!

Google adding IPv6 to YouTube

googleGoogle plans to upgrade its YouTube video streaming Web site to provide support for IPv6, a long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet’s main communications protocol.


An article on www.networkworld.com gives some extra information about Google’s plans with IPv6:


Google already supports IPv6 with its Search, Alerts, Docs, Finance, Gmail, Health, iGoogle, News, Reader, Picasa, Maps and Wave products.


Google’s Chrome operating system — whose source code was released this week — supports IPv6, as does its Android platform for mobile devices. For example, if a Verizon Droid user connects to a Wi-Fi network with IPv6, the user will be able to connect to IPv6 Web sites.


Next up for Google’s IPv6 development team is YouTube.


“YouTube is the IPv6 team’s number one priority right now,” says Erik Kline, IPv6 software engineer at Google. “We haven’t said anything about the timeframe for that yet.”


Google admits it isn’t seeing much IPv6 traffic yet on the Web services it has enabled so far.


“It’s somewhere on the order of the 0.2% range of Google users have IPv6 access,” says Lorenzo Colitti, network engineer at Google. “Around 40% of that traffic is native. We’ve seen healthy growth in the last year.”


This is a great step for IPv6! Seeing that YouTube is one of the biggest content website around this will shred the comment that there is no content available on IPv6!


More on about Google’s IPv6 news on http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/112009-google-ipv6-youtube.html


We will keep you posted with more news about Google and YouTube and IPv6 once it comes up!

Dutch IPv6 Awards

The nominees for the Dutch IPv6 awards have been announced! The Award handout is on 26th of November during the ECP-EPN congress.


And the nominees are…:


For Business:
NetMatch, Watchmouse


Goverment & Not-for-profit:
Stichting DOK, Nederlandse Publieke omroep, Ministerie van Algemene zaken


Education:
Hogeschool Utrecht, Universiteit van Amsterdam


Press:
Benjamin Margarita, Arnout Veenman, Marcel van de Kraats


Individuals:
Jasper Wonnink, Koos van de Hout


Internet Service Providers:
BIT, Signet, Shock Media, Prolocation



And i am glad to see that i have been nominated for the Individuals category for this weblog! So congratulations to the other nominees and i hope to see you all on the 26th of November!


And ofcourse i want to wish the best of luck to my fellow nominee Koos van den Hout with his website http://idefix.net/~koos/!


We will keep you posted with the results!

Enable IPv6 for your IPv4 website with IPv6Proxy.nl

proxy ipv6
So you have a website but your hoster or network provider doesnt support IPv6 (or its still in the “this year phase”) but you would like to offer IPv6 connectivity for your visitors.


IPv6Proxy.nl offers you a way to do this.. and its free! Just sign up with your domain name, add AAAA (quad A) records to your DNS server and you are ready to go!


A couple days ago we reported that a dutch weblog GeenStijl had IPv6 connectivity. Well they use the exact same system, and according to the guys over at Prolocation.net who maintain the Proxy, GeenStijl was the first of many more big sites to come that will run dualstack.


So, if you’ve a website called “www.example.com”, you should add the following DNS entry to the DNS zone of example.com:
“www.example.com AAAA 2a00:d00:ff:131:94:228:131:131″


So visit IPv6Proxy.nl add your domain name and start running your website dualstack!

AMS-IX hits 2 Gbps IPv6 traffic

Yesterday, around 10 PM (22:00 GMT +1) the AMS-IX IPv6 traffic peaked at an all time high of no less then 2Gbps!


ams-ix 2 Gbps IPv6 traffic


At the same time the AMS-IX had about 700Gbps IPv4 traffic. That means the total amount of IPv6 traffic was 0.285% of the amount of IPv4 traffic. Around May this year the amount was around 0.2% So were still seeing growth, just not as fast as it has been the last years.


The question is, when will we see bigger jumps in traffic. And what will the source of these jumps be?

IPv6 CPE needs? Who you gonne call?

2007_03_15_2i_smallWell you might want to check out the FRITZ!Box solutions from AVM. They currently have 2 modem/routers available for ADSL2+ and VDSL. The WLAN 7270 and 7570 VDSL


There are public beta firmwares available for IPv6 support for the models mentioned above. Those firmware’s can be found on the FRITZ!Box IPv6 Lab website.


With the new firmware the FRITZ!Box can be used right away on provider lines that support IPv6, supporting native IPv6 over PPP. What is more, 6to4 technology has been implemented to allow the use of IPv6 on conventional IPv4 lines.


Features at a glance

* Allows IPv6 to be used in the home network and the Internet
* IPv6CP support for native IPv6 connections over PPP on special lines
* 6to4 support for connecting IPv6 over conventional IPv4 Internet connections
* IPv6 – SixXS Tunnel Broker support ( http://www.sixxs.net)
* Dual-stack concept for simultaneous use of IPv4 and IPv6


Please do take notice of their warning on the IPv6 Lab site:

Important note
This lab firmware is a beta version. We tested the software in standard environments before making it available to the public, but it may still result in malfunctions. AVM will not be liable for any damages that arise from the use of the lab version.


fritzbox interface screenshot 7270 ipv6


As you can see the IPv6 support is extensive and will most likely provide you with the kind of IPv6 connectivity you need.

The download link for the beta firmware is on the IPv6 lab website and can be found for the 2 currently supported models the 7270 (ADSL2+) and the 7570 (VDSL)

More information and specifications can be found on the FRITZ!Box website:

http://www.avm.de/en/Produkte/FRITZBox/index.html

We will try to get a hands-on review in the near future and provide you with additional information. Ofcourse if AVM has new information available we will keep you informed!