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!
Ars Technica has posted an excellent article on their reasons for waiting to deploy IPv6 on their web properties. For those of you facing a similar decision, it’s a good opportunity to compare your thoughts with theirs. From reading the article, their main issues centers around the lack of IPv6 support inÂ phpBB.
Ars Technica has a new posting that suggests that 1% of Internet traffic is IPv6. Read about it here.