Linksys E4200 Router firmware update 1.0.02 brings IPv6 support

Cisco has just released a new firmware update for their Linksys E4200 high end home router. This new version adds IPv6 support and the ability to configure the router easily in bridge mode (access point mode). It also adds support for USB printers onto it’s USB port.
Complete info at TCN and NetworkWorld.

D-Link Launches New DSR-1000N Unified Services Router

D-Link’s new DSR-1000N Unified Services Router to deliver cost-effective business continuity and robust branch office networking Fully compatible with IPV6, new router offers a green, scalable, feature-rich and secure approach to wireless networking.
Complete info at NewswireToday and CBR.

World IPv6 Day a Success, Demonstrated Global Readiness for IPv6, Says ISOC

“Top websites and Internet service providers around the world, including Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Akamai, and Limelight Networks, joined together with more than 1000 other participating websites in World IPv6 Day for a successful global-scale trial of the new Internet Protocol, IPv6,” reports Internet Society (ISOC) in its day after news release on World IPv6 Day held on Wednesday, Jun 8.

ISOC reports:

“During World IPv6 Day organized by the Internet Society, nearly 400 participating organizations enabled IPv6 on their main services for 24 hours on 8 June. … A key goal of World IPv6 Day was to expose potential issues with real-world IPv6 use under controlled conditions. Given the diversity of technology that powers the Internet, the global nature of the trial was crucial to identify unforeseen problems. The vast majority of users were able to access services as usual, but in rare cases, users experienced impaired access to participating websites during the trial.”

A number of organizations were busy collecting data closely monitoring yesterday’s event. Rob Malan of Arbor Network writes:

“After reflecting on the data from IPv6 day, the phrase the best comes to mind is: “Wagon’s Ho!” It’s going to be a long hard slog to IPv6-Land. Yesterday’s IPv6 flag day looks to have been a success. After a decade of implementation work by the infrastructure vendors in building towards IPv4 functional parity, combined with the months of preparation by the content and service providers in constructing the routing and namespace frameworks, IPv6 day came off successfully. For a 24 hour period starting at midnight UTC, anyone with IPv6 access connectivity could get to some of the largest content providers’ data through their v6 stacks. With six of our customers’ help, we were able to get a glimpse into some of the details of the day.”

Application breakdown for native IPv6 traffic from six carrier partners. Source: Arbor Networks (Click to Enlarge)

Donn Lee of Facebook reports:

“We saw over 1 million users reach us over IPv6. We’re pleased that we did not see any increase in the number of users seeking help from our Help Center. The estimated 0.03% of users who may have been affected would have experienced slow page loads during the test. Based on the encouraging results, we’ve decided to leave our Developer site dual-stacked, supporting both IPv4 and IPv6. And we will continue to adapt our entire code base and tools to support IPv6.”

A Short Bit of Post World IPv6 Day Analysis

Both the European exchange points providing IPv6-specific traffic reports showed an increase in IPv6 traffic on World IPv6 Day. AMS-IX showed a a small increase (peaking at 2.9Gbs), but may not be statiscally significant. Based on looking at the year-to-date IPv6 traffic, it looks like the jump in IPv6 traffic started in February 2011 with an increase in peak usage from around 1.8Gbs to around 2.6Gbs. That roughly matches up with the time of the IANA IPv4 free pool exhaustion. DE-IX showed a marked increase in traffic appearing to at lease double its previous reports. It seems clear the community that used DE-IX was using the day to learn more about IPv6.

Spamhaus Releases IPv6 Blocklists Strategy

The Spamhaus Project has released a document outlining Spamhaus’ strategy with respect to Spamhaus’ IP blocklists and their future in an IPv6 enabled world. Entitled “Spamhaus IPv6 Blocklists Strategy Statement”, the document focuses exclusively on IPv6 DNS-based blocklists and gives technical details of how Spamhaus plans to implement them.
Complete info at SpamHaus.

World IPv6 day is finally here

The world IPv6 day is finally here. Several large organizations are participating. Google is now responding with an IPv6 address for www.google.com when you ask their DNS forcing clients to try IPv6 prior to IPv4.

Some statistics about IPv6 traffic can be found here: For the Internet Exchange in Amsterdam and for Akamai
It is hard to tell right now if there is a significant increase in IPv6 traffic around the globe.

If you know any other sites that provides real time statistics, let me know.