RIPE NCC IPv6 for LIRs Training Course

RIPE NCCRIPE NCC announced that they still have some seats for the IPv6 training course that LIR members can attend.

The focus of the IPv6 training course is to raise awareness about IPv6 and the current best practices for deploying it. It also covers IPv6 Internet addressing policies and how to obtain IPv6 address space.

If you are registered as a LIR, and interested in their IPv6 training course, please register though the LIRPortal:

https://lirportal.ripe.net/lirportal/training/course-list.html

More information about the training:

http://www.ripe.net/training/ipv6/outline.html

Google finally indexing the IPv6 internet

Some good IPv6 news from Google

As of 18th of June (perhaps sooner) the Googlebot has been indexing websites via IPv6:

2001:4860:4801:1109:0:6006:1300:b075 – – [18/Jun/2010:08:46:05 +0200] “GET /robots.txt HTTP/1.1” 200 69 “-” “Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html)”
2001:4860:4801:1109:0:6006:1300:b075 – – [18/Jun/2010:09:47:01 +0200] “GET /robots.txt HTTP/1.1” 200 69 “-” “Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html)”
2001:4860:4801:1109:0:6006:1300:b075 – – [18/Jun/2010:10:48:06 +0200] “GET /robots.txt HTTP/1.1” 200 69 “-” “Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html)”

In the logs of Fix6 i can find these request from the 18th June up until the 19th of July.

The IP is from the Google IPv6 range and resolves to:

5.7.0.b.0.0.3.1.6.0.0.6.0.0.0.0.9.0.1.1.1.0.8.4.0.6.8.4.1.0.0.2.ip6.arpa domain name pointer crawl-2001-4860-4801-1109-0000-6006-1300-b075.googlebot.com.

And that reverse back the the IPv6 address. So its a Googlebot with only IPv6 connectivity!

This is some very good news! Keep up the good work Google!

Suggest IPv6 for Google mail

Did you know Google has a Product Ideas for Google website? Perhaps we can raise some awareness how badly we like to have IPv6 support.

So please help out and vote for the following idea:

IPv6 support for Google Mail / Gmail

Poll result: Your solution for IPv6 usage

We have been running the poll for some time now and its time for the results.

In total 457 people voted on the poll:

197 people voted that we should just do it. That means that in every area that you could imagine, IPv6 support has to become common good. We do see more and more IPv6 support in all kinds of software and hardware products but this is only the beginning. With only a couple of years until you can not get any IPv4 more company’s should be aware that they will have to support IPv6, and they best start now so their products will be (IPv6-) ready when needed.

Don’t forget to vote on the new poll:  Would you pay extra for IPv6 support in hardware/software?

New Poll: Would you pay extra for IPv6 support?

There is a new poll just on the right side of this post. The new Question i would like to ask you is.. Would you pay extra for IPv6 support? Be it for hardware or software. Perhaps vendor support or SLA options.


So tell me what you would do! The Other option can be used to vote blank, or you can comment here to explain.

Irish IPv6 Summit 2010 Videos available

Five days ago the videos where posted from the Irish IPv6 Summit 2010 which was held on 19th May.

Its nice to see that some IPv6 Task Forces are making IPv6 information accessible to the masses, like hosting summits and making the videos publicly available.