Yahoo and IPv6

Cameron Byrne cb.list6 at gmail.com
Mon May 9 11:04:45 CDT 2011


On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 8:16 AM, Arie Vayner <ariev at vayner.net> wrote:
> Actually, I have just noticed a slightly more disturbing thing on the Yahoo
> IPv6 help page...
>
> I have IPv6 connectivity through a HE tunnel, and I can reach IPv6 services
> (the only issue is that my ISP's DNS is not IPv6 enabled), but I tried to
> run the "Start IPv6 Test" tool at http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/ipv6/ and
> it says:
> "We detected an issue with your IPv6 configuration. On World IPv6 Day, you
> will have issues reaching Yahoo!, as well as your other favorite web sites.
> We recommend disabling
> IPv6<http://us.lrd.yahoo.com/_ylt=ArHGqIAYvt_4fpp3N3vLzmNRJ3tG/SIG=11vv8jc1f/**http%3A//help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/ipv6/general/ipv6-09.html>,
> or seeking assistance in order to fix your system's IPv6 configuration
> through your ISP or computer manufacturer."
>
> What disturbs me is the piece saying "We recommend disabling
> IPv6<http://us.lrd.yahoo.com/_ylt=ArHGqIAYvt_4fpp3N3vLzmNRJ3tG/SIG=11vv8jc1f/**http%3A//help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/ipv6/general/ipv6-09.html>
> ", with a very easy link...
>

No IPv6 is better than broken* IPv6.

*broken being defined as: you go to www.yahoo.com with your broken
IPv6 connection (6to4?) and www.yahoo.com fails to load within your
margin of acceptable latency, then you go to a competitor's web site.

The point of IPv6 day is that we "shake out" the issues together as
one community.  If it works great, that is great and we can make solid
decisions based on real world data on how to fix and move forward.

As an operator of a soon to be production launched IPv6-only + NAT64
service, nobody is more eager for native IPv6 content than me.  That
said, this is the right path for the content guys to dip their toes
in.

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