Comcast Reaches Key Milestone In Launch Of IPv6 Broadband Network

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By John Brzozowski, Comcast | July 22nd, 2014 On the heels of the second anniversary of World IPv6 Launch, Comcast – already recognized as the world’s largest native broadband IPv6 deployment – is pleased to announce that 100 percent of Comcast’s broadband network has been fully deployed to support IPv6 dual stack connectivity. In addition,…

IPv6 to Secure Business Continuity

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By Marco Hogewoning, RIPE | June 30th, 2014 Every few months somewhere somebody will tell you that the sky is falling and the end of the Internet is close. The reasons brought up vary through a broad spectrum from superior technology to the lack of capacity. To a large extent people in the industry have…

A new version of GIXflow

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Several features have been implemented to GIXflow: – Processing NetFlow v9/v10 templates. – Processing NetFlow v9/v10 data based on learnt earlier templates. – Adding support for IPv6 flows. – Adding stats for received and processed NetFlow packets, separate for IPv4 and IPv6. – Improving debug logging. GIXflow code is available here.

2014: The year of IPv6

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By Denise Fishburne, NetworkWorld | Feb 25th, 2014 IPv6: Learn It, Live It, Love It IPv6 is #1, #2, and #3 on my technical “to do list” for 2014. This is, for me, the year for IPv6. Why IPv6 when there are so very many “exciting buzzward acronyms” out there right now? Because it is…

The next-generation Internet protocol IPv6 gets real

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By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, ZDNet | February 12th, 2014 Summary: Google reports that 3 percent of Google services users are now getting the next-generation Internet protocol IPv6. Looking ahead, the Internet Society predicts that by year’s end 10 percent of all major Web-site traffic will be over IPv6. Everyone in networking knows that we must…

‘IPv6 brokenness’ problem appears fixed

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Jul 27, 2011 03:51 pm | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan The Internet’s biggest content providers — including Yahoo, Facebook and Google — are reporting a significant decline in their measurements of “IPv6 brokenness,” a term that describes end users with misconfigured systems that can’t access websites supporting the next-generation Internet protocol called IPv6.…

Yahoo, Facebook,Google to IETF: Where are the IPv6 users

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Jul 27, 2011 03:51 pm | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan Where are the users? That’s what popular websites including Yahoo, Google and Facebook are asking the Internet engineering community when they are questioned about their long-range plans to deploy IPv6. These popular websites — and tens of thousands of others — participated in…

Most IT pros say their websites will support IPv6 by 2013

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Jul 27, 2011 09:56 am | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan More than 70% of IT departments plan to upgrade their websites to support IPv6 within the next 24 months, according to a recent survey of more than 200 IT professionals conducted by Network World. Plus, 65% say they will have IPv6 running on…

6 simple steps toward IPv6

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Jul 18, 2011 10:06 am | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan Upgrading your Web site to support IPv6 doesn’t have to be hard or expensive. Here are six simple steps toward adopting IPv6 from companies that are already offering IPv6 content: Getting at the real truth about IPv6 1. Take an inventory of the…

Getting at the real truth about IPv6

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Jul 18, 2011 10:03 am | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan Is 2012 the year to invest in IPv6? That’s what CIOs want to know as they plan their IT budgets for the next fiscal year. They need to decide if they are going to set aside funds to deploy this emerging Internet standard…

IETF mulls IPv6 for home networking

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Jul 06, 2011 05:17 pm | IDG News Service The proposed IETF Homenet group would select protocols for use in tomorrow’s home networks by Joab Jackson The Internet Engineering Task Force is considering establishing a working group to smooth some of the impending issues around setting up and maintaining IPv6-based Internet connections into homes. “A…

Google, Facebook promise new IPv6 services after trial

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By Carolyn Duffy Marsan | Computerworld June 9, 2011 05:07 PM ET One day after completing a successful 24-hour trial of IPv6, Facebook, Google and Yahoo said at a joint press conference that they would begin permanently supporting this upgrade to the Internet’s main communications protocol on some of their key websites. Joined by two…

IPv6 traffic surges at launch of World IPv6 Day

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Jun 08, 2011 12:51 pm | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan A surge of IPv6-based Web traffic began flowing over the Internet last night when World IPv6 Day began, according to data gathered by Arbor Networks. Arbor released some initial findings at 9 a.m. EDT that showed a sharp rise in HTTP traffic as…

10 things to know about the move to IPv6

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Jun 07, 2011 05:01 pm | IDG News Service The depletion of IPv4 addresses is turning the spotlight to the Internet’s numbering system by Stephen Lawson The Internet has been rolling along for decades on the strength of IPv4 and its numbering system, which has supplied billions of addresses. As long as more addresses were…

Facebook raring to give IPv6 a test flight

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Jun 07, 2011 04:16 pm | Computerworld Network engineers worked for months to get ready for World IPv6 Day by Sharon Gaudin After helping to hatch the plan for World IPv6 Day set for Wednesday, a senior network engineer at Facebook is raring to test the site’s reworked network. Facebook’s Donn Lee has been getting…

Can’t reach your favorite site? IPv6 may be to blame

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Jun 07, 2011 03:03 pm | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan A small number of Internet users will experience delays or time-outs as they attempt to visit Facebook, Google, Yahoo and other popular websites tonight and tomorrow, due to a 24-hour trial of a new Internet standard called IPv6. BACKGROUND: Large-scale IPv6 trial set…

Comcast expands IPv6 trial

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Jun 06, 2011 10:55 am | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan Comcast has expanded its IPv6 trial, adding hundreds of cable modem subscribers in the San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago and Miami areas to participants in Littleton, Colo., that have been operational all year with this next-generation Internet service. Comcast’s IPv6 trial expansion, to be…

Lack of IPv6 traffic stats makes judging progress difficult

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May 24, 2011 09:52 am | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan The Internet is poised to undergo the biggest upgrade in its 40-year history: from the current version of the Internet Protocol known as IPv4 to a new version dubbed IPv6, which offers an expanded addressing scheme for supporting new users and devices. However,…

What if IPv6 simply fails to catch on?

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May 23, 2011 09:49 am | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan During the past six months, the Internet engineering community has undertaken an unprecedented effort to promote IPv6 as an urgent and necessary upgrade for network and website operators to allow for the continued, rapid growth of the Internet. The symbol of that effort…

Brocade gives a reality check on IPv6

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May 05, 2011 08:07 pm | IDG News Service “IPv4 diehards” and “IPv6 purists” are both wrong: The transition will be long and hard, Brocade said by Stephen Lawson The looming depletion of Internet addresses has split the networking world into “IPv4 diehards” and “IPv6 purists,” but the real needs of businesses lie somewhere in…