What Does Success Look Like?

An excellent panel session on IPv6 was held at IETF88 (Nov 2013), on IPv6 – What Does Success Look Like? See it on YouTube (starts 3.00 mins in). The panel was moderated by Leslie Daigle, Chief Internet Technology Officer, ISOC. Panel members were John Brzozowski from Comcast Cable, Erik Nordmark from Arista Networks, and Chris Palmer from Microsoft. IPv6Now’s Professional Services Manager Michael Biber has provided this summary: LD: Good … Continue reading

IPv6 in One Equipment Cycle?

In Exponential IPv6 Part II, I looked at the recent rise in IPv6 uptake, which appears to be in the early stages of the S-shaped technology adoption curve. This starts out slowly, rises exponentially, slows again as the technology approaches saturation, and tapers off. In a talk at the recent Australian IPv6 Summit 2012, Fred Baker showed a version of this curve (right) with some surprising observations (2.5MB pdf). He … Continue reading

Quick and Not-Too-Dirty IPv6

If there was a single take-away message from the 2012 Australian IPv6 Summit it was “IPv6 is all over your networks, right now”. I’d add: “…and people are using it to get what they want, right now.” Earlier this year I wrote Slow IPv4 Spurs IPv6 Alternative after discovering massive numbers of downloads of the gogo6 tunnel client from our site by people who were sick of slow YouTube delivery … Continue reading

Shy Providers and IPv6

About six years ago I did an IPv6 survey for the IPv6 for e-Business Project. Part of that was a list of the IPv6 prefixes allocated at the time to Australian companies – there were 19 prefixes, with only 6 of those visible in the global routing tables. Recently (22 Aug 2012) I had another look at the APNIC IPv6 prefixes for Australia, on the excellent SixXS Ghost Route Hunter … Continue reading

Experts, ISPs and IPv6

Experts are experts for a reason. They spend their lives thinking, experimenting, implementing, while the rest of us are watching Big Brother. Suppose little Johnny has a forty-degree temperature, is foaming at the mouth and covered in green lumps, and the doctor says, ‘Well, would you like me to use flucloxacillin or phenoxymethylpenicillin? It’s up to you.’ You’d say, ‘Are you nuts? You’re the doctor – just fix little Johnny.’ … Continue reading

IPv6 Adoption and the Chasm

In IPv6 Market Has Liftoff – Now the Hard Part Begins, Bruce Sinclair, CEO of gogo6, looks at some of the results presented on 31 July at IETF 84, which led to enthusiastic headlines about ‘skyrocketing’ IPv6. (Ahem. This blog forecast IPv6 Growth Goes Exponential on 26 July.) Sinclair takes a valuable look at the results in the light of the technology adoption cycle, and asks “Does the ‘skyrocketing’ trajectory … Continue reading

The IPv4 Exhaustion Wormhole

I’m starting to wonder if IPv4 exhaustion has opened a wormhole plunging us all back to 2008 again. Australian researchers have begun collating information from networks across the world in an attempt to figure out how many usable blocks of Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) addresses remain unused. This would have been a good wake-up call project in 2008. ┬áThe study had already verified a couple of hundred million IP … Continue reading

IPv6 Meets the 800-Pound Gorillas

What do 800-pound gorillas do? Whatever they damn well please. The last few days I’ve been puzzling over how on earth the Internet Society (ISOC) achieved what it’s done for IPv6 in the last two years. Internet Society? They’re the do-gooders who ‘strive to make the world a better place’ by connecting and collaborating and advocating that the Internet is for everyone. Bunch of tragic hippies – right? Well, no. … Continue reading

Six Now, Not Sex Now, Really

Recently we revised the IPv6Now site. I’d noticed that non-tech people often stumbled when faced with the term IPv6. They’d say something like ip (as in trip) ver six, and then stop in confusion. Not a good thing. So I thought of simplifying the name – perhaps we could get 6n0w.com or 6n0w.net? (That ‘0’ should be an ‘o’ but I’ve replaced it, so some readers will not be blocked … Continue reading

Slow IPv4 Spurs IPv6 Alternative

In May this year I noticed in the IPv6Now web logs a massive increase in downloads of IPv6 gogo6 client software. This provides access to gogo6 tunnel brokers – with our credentials loaded, people can use IPv6Now tunnel brokers, with credential for other brokers the client can use those ones – pretty straightforward. Puzzled, I checked the referring sites, and found them to be Taiwanese gaming and chat sites, giving … Continue reading