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.
Ars Technical offers this summary.
World IPv6 Day is coming on June 8th and there are a number of ways to be involved and watch what happens.
A good article on the event is provided by Ars Technica.
If you are a Comcast customer, Comcast is encouraging you to participate in World IPv6 day. Check out their special web site for more. For Time Warner Cable customers, there is a FAQ and a place for testing. For those of you that are Suddenlink customer, there is little information available. In a recent blog article was this comment.
Have a productive World IPv6 Day!
Cisco Systems will be presenting a Webinar concerning World IPv6 Day on May 17, 2011 at 8am PT. Phil Remaker from Cisco will be presenting. Registration is required, but the webinar is free.
Stan Barber, TXv6TF Board Member, will be speaking at Innotech Dallas on May 19th. You can go for free by visiting innotechdallas.com and using the registration code SPKR11. His topic
is World IPv6 Day: What Does It Mean To You?.
Light Reading Live has their IPv6 2011: The Time is Now! conference in New York on July 14th, 2011. This is an IPv6 conference that focuses on enterprises, service providers, and content providers. This event will have many top-notch speakers because it is an IPv6 event that is conveniently located on the East-coast this year. If you register with the link in this posting before May 13, 2011, you will get a discount on the registration.
Arbor Networks released a study today that analyzes traffic collected from six ISPs. This report suggests that total IPv6 traffic remains between .1 and .2% of total Internet traffic. However, more of this traffic is now natively routed and not using tunnels. This indicates that infrastructure providers are moving away from tunnels and more end-users are able to get native connections from their providers. These are both positive trends as far as IPv6 deployment is concerned.
Earlier this month, NTIA released an IPv6 Readiness Tool (an Excel-based planning spreadsheet) that enterprises can use to assist them in determining IPv6 readiness. This free tool provides a checklist of important items and actions that an enterprise needs to consider in order to successfully deploy IPv6 into the company network.
Check http://www.ntia.doc.gov/advisory/IPv6/index.html for the details.
Brocade has brought much-needed enhancements to the IPv6 capabilities available in ServerIron ADX series with software release version 12.3. The details are a bit unclear as this blog entry is being written since the Brocade website still seems to have collateral related to release 12.2. The You-Tube announcement does reference a standards-based NAT64, which should be an implementation of the soon to be published RFC currently called draft-ietf-behave-v6v4-xlate-stateful, but there was no specific statement related to that.
Network World reports that Verizon says they have enough IPv4 Addresses. There are some estimates included on how many they might have. Stephan Langerholm, one of the TXv6TF Directors, is quoted.
If you using D-Link or Apple, the answer is now, but others equipment builders (including Cisco’s Linksys) are still not there. Network World recently discussed the current state of affairs in a good article on the topic.