World IPv6 Launch Day - June 6, 2012

Owen DeLong owen at
Wed Jan 18 17:04:20 UTC 2012

On Jan 18, 2012, at 8:46 AM, Christopher Morrow wrote:

> 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?)

In fairness, it is up on IPv6 today. I don't know exactly when that
happened, but, kudos to ISOC and Akamai for getting it done
fairly quickly.

>> 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? :)

My understanding is that some areas have native IPv6 on FIOS.


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