World IPv6 Launch Day - June 6, 2012

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at
Wed Jan 18 16:46:24 UTC 2012

On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 11:38 PM, Shumon Huque <shuque at> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 08:17:40PM -0800, Owen DeLong wrote:
>> Another very sad thing about it:
>> delong-dhcp202:owen (9) ~ % host                   2012/01/16 21:24:21
>> is an alias for
>> is an alias for
>> has address
>> has address
>> I don't seem to be able to get to the site on IPv6.
>> Owen
> I heard that it initially had AAAA records. After the site
> couldn't keep up with the initial load, it was migrated to
> Akamai's CDN (the DNS records you see now are those), and
> Akamai doesn't yet offer IPv6 in production, so no IPv6.

there are places in this world with working v6 at scale.... the folk
involved COULD use them.
(I thought, actually, that akamai's v6 offering was actually
production, just not wide-spread?)

> Akamai does have a trial IPv6 program though - we host IPv6
> capable Akamai nodes on our campus for example, and a non
> production version of our university website is using it -
> so ISOC could try seeing if they could be hosted on that
> infrastructure.

My question is when is FiOS going to get v6 natively? could we get the
engineers there to actually do something as opposed to trials of
non-production systems that'll never actually get deployed? :)


> --
> Shumon Huque
> University of Pennsylvania.

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