World IPv6 Day Call to Arms

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Authors Mat Ford  , Tim Chown  , Stig Venaas 
Last updated 2011-06-07
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The Internet Society (ISOC) has declared that June 8th 2011 will be World IPv6 Day, on which some major organisations are going to make their content available over IPv6. With the likes of Google and Facebook providing IPv6 access to their production services and domains, it is very likely we will see more IPv6 traffic flowing across the Internet than has ever been seen before. With this in mind, it seems timely to issue a call to arms for systems and network administrators to review their organisation's IPv6 capabilities in order to mitigate common causes of IPv6 connectivity problems in advance of the day. The increased traffic on World IPv6 Day should also create an excellent opportunity to observe the behaviour and performance of IPv6; it is thus very desirable to have appropriate measurement tools in place in advance. We discuss some appropriate tools from the network and application perspective.


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Tim Chown (
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