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Measuring the Effects of Happy Eyeballs

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Authors Vaibhav Bajpai , Jürgen Schönwälder
Last updated 2014-01-15 (Latest revision 2013-07-14)
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The IETF has developed solutions that promote a healthy IPv4 and IPv6 co-existence. The happy eyeballs algorithm for instance, provides recommendations to application developers to help prevent bad user experience in situations where IPv6 connectivity is broken. This document describes a metric used to measure the effects of the happy eyeballs algorithm. The insights uncovered by analysing the data from multiple locations is discussed.


Vaibhav Bajpai
Jürgen Schönwälder

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