Google IPv6 Implementors Conference 2010 – Video’s available

Google released the video’s of the “Google IPv6 Implementors Conference 2010”.


See the agenda for links to YouTube.

Facebook over IPv6

News travels fast these days and just now i got the heads up on twitter that facebook is experimenting with IPv6 connectivity to their website.


www.v6.facebook.com has IPv6 address 2620:0:1cfe:face:b00c::3

 

You can reach facebook over IPv6 on the following address:


http://www.v6.facebook.com


You can also reach lisp over IPv6 on:


http://www.lisp6.facebook.com


Free IPv4 and IPv6 DNS hosting

Hurricane Electric now offers free DNS hosting.  This service provides both native IPv6 and IPv4 authorative nameservice, supports A, AAAA, CNAME, MX, NS, TXT, SRV, and PTR records, as well as IPv4 and IPv6 reverse zones.


http://dns.he.net

IPv6 professionals are migrating even without employer support

MONTREAL (May 25, 2010) – gogo6 inc., the leading provider of IPv6 products, community and services, today announced gogoNET (gogoNET.gogo6.com), the social network for IPv6 professionals, has reached over 20,000 members since its launch in December 2009.  Upon joining gogoNET members answer a few key questions which when taken together paint an informative picture of the state of IPv6 readiness.


gogoNET members span over 70 countries.  When segmented by RIR region: 63% are from RIPE, 22% are from ARIN, 11% are from APNIC, 2% are from LACNIC and 1% are from AfriNIC.  The top country from each region is: France with 3,269 members, America with 3,348 members, China with 773 members, Brazil with 213 members and South Africa with 74 members.


Professionals involved in IPv6 migration are: Network Engineers at 18%, System Administrators at 16%, Software Developers at 11%, Consultants at 7%, Management at 6%, Teachers/Researchers at 5% and 37% chose “Other”.


Looking at the overall status of IPv6 migration, 44% are in the testing phase, 30% are researching, 9% are trialing, 4% are deploying, 4% have networks in production and 9% chose “Other”.


When asked which networks are being migrated to IPv6, 70% of professionals are migrating their home networks, followed by 8% migrating fixed broadband networks, 8% migrating research/education networks, 5% migrating enterprise networks, 3% are migrating mobile networks and 5% chose “Other”.


“While alarming, the fact that we are predominantly in the research and testing phases of IPv6 migration is not surprising.  What is surprising is that a vast majority of networking professionals are doing this testing on their own time, on their own home networks,” said Bruce Sinclair, gogo6 CEO.  “In retrospect this fits the market dynamics we’ve observed.  Networking professionals have been trying to convince their management to go v6 for years but the economics didn’t justify it happening.  It seems the people who will ultimately do this migration felt strong enough about it to move ahead even without the support of their employers.  To me this sends a strong warning to organizations to start their migration today.”


Results are based on a sample size of 12,000 responses – an order of magnitude greater than any other IPv6 survey to date.


More information about GoGoNET and their survey can be found on http://gogonet.gogo6.com/

IPv6 hosters report for enlisting

Fix6 is going to collect and maintain a list of hosting providers that offer IPv6 by default in production with support in 4 categories:


  • Shared hosting
  • Dedicated servers
  • Virtual servers
  • Colocation


So if you work for, get hosted by or know a hostingcompany that offers IPv6 by default on 1 or more of these servers AND they provide full support for it in their normal support channels you are only 1 step away from being listed.


Step 1: Contact us with the name of the hosting company and what services they offer IPv6 on! Remember only those that offer IPv6 by default and have support for it on their regular support channels get to be on the list!


Thats it! We will review your request and add it to the list as soon as possible!

App Engine joins the Google over IPv6 Program

The Google over IPv6 program allows ISPs with good connectivity to request IPv6 access for most Google services. In about a week, we’ll be adding Google App Engine and the appspot.com domain to this program. This means that all App Engine apps will become accessible over IPv6 to anyone participating in the program!


For most people, this won’t require any changes to your code at all. If your App Engine code reads os.environ[“REMOTE_ADDR”] in Python, or HttpServletRequest.getRemoteAddr() in Java, be aware that this value may be an IPv4 address, like “192.0.2.1”, or an IPv6 address, like “2001:db8::1”. Now is the time to verify that your code doesn’t make any IPv4-specific assumptions, so that your IPv6-ready users will have a seamless transition.


More info on http://googleappengine.blogspot.com