Yahoo and IPv6

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Mon May 9 20:10:19 CDT 2011


On May 9, 2011, at 9:04 AM, Cameron Byrne wrote:

> 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.
> 
For production, yes. However, in terms of recommendations to prepare for
IPv6 day, uh, no... The better recommendation would be to explain the
exact issue detected and suggest ways for the user to resolve it.

Owen





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