OpenTTD IPv6 support


OpenTTD is an open source clone of the Microprose game “Transport Tycoon Deluxe”, a popular game originally written by Chris Sawyer.

It attempts to mimic the original game as closely as possible while extending it with new features.

Monday OpenTTD announced they will begin support IPv6 on their services:

we started making all OpenTTD services accessible over native IPv6, graciously provided by LeaseWeb for which we want to thank them. We also added IPv6 support to the development versions of OpenTTD (the nightlies and trunk) so they are capable of handling both IPv4 and IPv6 side-by-side. At the moment of writing approximately 30% of the servers with an OpenTTD version supporting IPv6 are reachable over IPv6. Even if we look at all servers 3% is reachable over IPv6 (average IPv6 penetration is around 1%).

All in all this means that 0.8.0 will support IPv4 and IPv6, although it will still take a while before we release 0.8.0, and that you can reach all OpenTTD services over IPv6, so no need for IPv4 anymore.

More infomation about OpenTTD on:

Do You Have a Message About IPv6?

ripe58_biggerThe RIPE NCC is using this week as an opportunity to interview the RIPE community about IPv6 and how it relates to their work. The video interviews will be used in the RIPE NCC’s IPv6 training and communication activities.

If you have had experience with IPv6 in your organisation and would like to share your story, please contact Rumy Kanis, RIPE NCC Training Services Manager, at [email protected] or ask at the Registration Desk to schedule a filming appointment.

Also here are the hilights from yesterdays RIPE-58 meeting:

There were three Plenary sessions on Tuesday filled with presentations and discussions, followed by the RIPE IPv6 Working Group.

The 11:00 Plenary session was themed around IPv6, with presentations on deployment experiences and trials. The afternoon Plenary session featured an “Overview of DNSSEC Trust Anchor Repositories (TARs)” by Ólafur Guðmundsson of Shinkuro Inc., which prompted some intense audience discussion on the merits of DNSSEC TARs. UCLA’s Eric Osterweil continued the DNSSEC theme, looking at “Availability Problems in the DNSSEC Deployment”, while Ethan Katz-Bassett of the University of Washington presented his work on Reverse Traceroute.

The IPv6 Working Group session featured a presentation by Google’s Lorenzo Colitti on Google’s IPv6 activities and an overview of IPv6 Teredo and 6to4 experiences by Martin J. Levy of Hurricane Electric. Maarten Botterman, TNO, also invited the RIPE community to take part in an EU IPv6 Deployment Survey. Lively discussion on several presentations proved that IPv6 continues to be a hot topic for the RIPE community.

Don’t forget that there will also be an IPv6 Peering BoF on Wednesday 6 May at 16:00 near the cloakroom.

For more hilights of the the meeting check:

XS4ALL first native IPv6 ADSL connection


XS4ALL has delivered their first native IPv6 ADSL connection. This was announced today on the Ripe-58 meeting we wrote about a couple days ago.

In cooperation with AVM, supplier of the Fritzbox modems,  XS4all has connected the first home with an native IPv6 modem.

According to XS4ALL-expert Marco Hogewoning its a milestone for XS4ALL.

After this first successful test run, XSALL wants to try and make IPv6 available for the current customers aswell in the near future.

Tele2 IPv6 in 2010


Tele2 AB is one of Europe’s biggest telecommunications operators, with about 24 million customers in 11 countries. It serves as a fixed-line telephone operator, cable television provider, mobile phone operator, internet service provider.

I just recieved an e-mail from with their plans about IPv6.

Tele2 is working on their backbone to make sure its IPv6 ready. Their current estimate is that they will be done in 2010.

After that they can begin connecting customers to their IPv6 backbone.

Q&A with BIT

bit_internet_tech_logo Today we are talking to Wido Potters who works for BIT as manager Support & Sales. BIT is active as an hosting and access provider in the Netherlands.

Please tell us a little about BIT.

The company started in 1996 as Business Internet Trends and as so many
internet start-ups from a founder’s bedroom. Since then a lot has
changed at BIT, but two of the basic characteristics have remained unchanged.

First of all is the company technology-driven. All innovations at BIT
have a solid technological base and all products and services are
derived from this technological base. Unlike so many other internet
companies there is no place for market-driven hypes; how unfortunate was
the start-up’s name :) .

Secondly the company only offers business-to-business services. These
type of customers have different needs than private consumers. BIT has
decided to develop their products and services only for this type of
high demanding customers.

Since the start BIT has grown to a company with around 30 employees
nowadays. More and more we offer besides our internet-services,
infrastructure-services with our two data-centers and IP-network.
Custom-made solutions is the strong point of this independent ISP.


IPv6 Logo

For some time we have seen IPv6 logo’s come and go. Some even more horrific then the other.

As such we would like to present an logo that you can use, and doesnt look that bad:


and a little smaller:


And for the do it yourselvers we have uploaded the PSD, use it as you see fit!