turning on comcast v6

Jared Mauch jared at puck.nether.net
Wed Dec 11 19:32:38 UTC 2013

On Dec 11, 2013, at 2:18 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:

> It doesn’t. You can get IPv6 working with off-the-shelf equipment if you choose to.
> Randy chose to use that particular hardware and software combination.

I'll chime in with a link to data:


Looking at things, USA is at 5%+ adoption, which is due to the hard work of folks at Comcast (and other ISPs).

Overall google is seeing 2.5%+ of traffic over native IPv6.  in several cases IPv6 is actually faster than IPv4:

16 bytes from 2001:418:3f4::5, icmp_seq=0 hlim=57 time=18.649 ms
16 bytes from 2001:418:3f4::5, icmp_seq=1 hlim=57 time=19.008 ms
16 bytes from 2001:418:3f4::5, icmp_seq=2 hlim=57 time=18.959 ms
--- puck.nether.net ping6 statistics ---
4 packets transmitted, 3 packets received, 25.0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/std-dev = 18.649/18.872/19.008/0.159 ms

PING puck.nether.net ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=55 time=32.920 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=55 time=18.467 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=55 time=22.014 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=55 time=20.807 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=4 ttl=55 time=19.096 ms
--- puck.nether.net ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 5 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 18.467/22.661/32.920/5.280 ms

- jared

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