Ipv6 for the content provider

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Fri Jan 28 22:04:12 CST 2011

The IPv6 geo databases actually tend to be about on par with the IPv4
ones from what I have seen so far (which is admittedly limited as I don't
really use geolocation services). However, I still think it is important for
people considering deploying something as you described to be aware
of the additional things that may break and factor that into their
decision about how and what to deploy.


On Jan 28, 2011, at 4:02 PM, Bill Stewart wrote:

> On 1/26/11, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
>> And if your servers behind the LB aren't prepared for it,
>> you lose a LOT of logging data, geolocation capabilities,
>> and some other things if you go that route.
> Of course, anybody expecting a current IPv4 geolocation service to
> provide accurate information over IPv6 over the next couple of years
> is wildly optimistic (with all due respect to people in that business,
> but just sayin' good luck with that...)
> Maybe you'll get some consistency about which continent they're on
> based on the RIR the addresses came from, but even that's probably
> dodgy if the address belongs to Hurricane Electric or Sixxs or some
> other popular tunnel broker, and maybe you'll get some consistency on
> "is it the same /56 as last time?", and maybe some of them will start
> doing tricks like putting web bugs for
> "ipv4tracker.geolocator-example.com" and
> "ipv6tracker.geolocator-example.com" on the same web pages to try to
> start building correlation information, and if course you need your
> application that uses the information to speak IPv6 and handle 128-bit
> records and not just 32-bit.
> -- 
> ----
>             Thanks;     Bill
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