Latest World of WarCraft PTR patch brings IPv6 support

According to this post on the WoW battle.net forum, the latest PTR (Public Test Realm) patch contains configuration settings to enable IPv6.

This would be the first big game to support IPv6 as a connection protocol. With around 3.5 million players from Asia, the part of the world most likely to run out of IPv4 the fastest, this is well thought out move.

Network (Including the lag optimization deployed in 4.0.6 and disabled shortly after)

  • OPTIMIZE_NETWORK_SPEED = “Optimize Network for Speed”;
  • OPTION_TOOLTIP_OPTIMIZE_NETWORK_SPEED = “Enable this option to optimize network usage for speed in order to decrease lag. This will increase your bandwidth usage, and may cause problems in some environments. Disabling this option may help resolve certain disconnection issues.”;
  • OPTION_TOOLTIP_USEIPV6 = “Enables the use of IPv6, the technology behind the next-generation Internet. Requires IPv6 connectivity to the internet. Checking this box without IPv6 connectivity may prevent you from playing WoW.”;
  • USEIPV6 = “Enable IPv6 when available”;
  • Lets hope other game developers start supporting IPv6. Are you reading this Valve?

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    World IPv6 Day Update

    On June 8 the websites listed here will offer their content over IPv6.

    The goal of World IPv6 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.

    The following websites have joined the (growing) list of company’s that will participate in the World IPv6 day:

  • Exact Abacus
  • WeatherCity Services
  • LCN
  • Server Choice
  • ISOMEDIA
  • Fortinet
  • Harvard University
  • Command Channel
  • Biglobe
  • YellowBot
  • State of IPv6 in cPanel & WHM

    cpanel whm

    cPanel has been working diligently to implement IPv6 support into our products since version 11.25. For cPanel & WHM, the back-end changes required to facilitate proper IPv6 management are nearly complete. We still have some work remaining with the services and graphical interfaces required to accommodate these changes, but we are exceptionally confident that most of these changes will be implemented before the end of the 2011 calendar year.

    In the next few versions of cPanel & WHM, you may notice some changes in the interface as these back-end modifications become more visible in cPanel & WHM. Server administrators will begin seeing some IPv6 functionality appear in the graphical interfaces of version 11.32 and become more evident throughout future versions of cPanel & WHM. Our goal is to complete IPv6 support by version 11.36 of cPanel & WHM.

    As some of you may already know, IPv6 is much more than just a change in the addressing scheme. However, given the urgency of supporting IPv6 addressing, we will first focus on allowing you to manage manually assigned IPv6 addresses at least as well as you can currently manage IPv4 addresses in cPanel & WHM. We also look forward to supporting IPv6 addresses on both NSD and BIND (for DNS functionality), Apache (for website functionality), cPanel & WHM and its related services, and the various mail services we support. Additional services will be made IPv6-capable as deemed fit.

    World IPv6 Day Update

    On June 8 the websites listed here will offer their content over IPv6.

    The goal of World IPv6 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.

    The following websites have joined the (growing) list of company’s that will participate in the World IPv6 day:

  • US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Rosslyn Analytics
  • Appalachian Wireless
  • OfficeScape
  • Sliqua Enterprise Hosting
  • World IPv6 Day: Update with Mozilla, Comcast, Rackspace and Time Warner Cable

    On June 8 the websites listed here will offer their content over IPv6.

    The goal of World IPv6 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.

    The following websites have joined the (growing) list of company’s that will participate in the World IPv6 day:

  • KTS Australia Pty Ltd
  • NIC Mexico
  • Blue Cat Networks
  • Nolet5
  • Mozilla
  • Universidad APEC
  • Lex Media
  • Astaro
  • Hurricane Labs
  • Today the isoc list has changed so you can see not only websites, but also content networks and other participants. These also now include:

  • Comcast
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Rackspace
  • Softlayer
  • [update] The isoc list now reports the ‘other’ participants aswell.