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IPv6 Deployment Picking Up Speed 158

An anonymous reader writes "The Internet's addressing authority (IANA) ran out of IPv4 Internet addresses in early 2011. The IPv6 protocol (now 15 years old) was designed exactly for this scenario, as it provides many more addresses than our foreseeable addressing needs. However, IPv6 deployment has so far been dismal, accounting for 1% of total traffic (the high-end of estimates). A recent paper by researchers at the Cooperative Association for Internet Data analysis (CAIDA) indicates that IPv6 deployment may be picking up at last. The paper, published at the Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) shows that the IPv6 network shows signs of maturing, with its properties starting to resemble the deployed IPv4 network. Deployment appears to be non-uniform, however; while the 'core' of the network appears to be ready, networks at the 'edges' are lacking. There are geographical differences too — Europe and the Asia Pacific region are ahead of North America."
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IPv6 Deployment Picking Up Speed

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 28, 2012 @10:55AM (#42116957)

    This [] is not what I expected from you when facebook and google enabled it long ago ...

  • Provider slowness. (Score:5, Insightful)

    by PlusFiveTroll ( 754249 ) on Wednesday November 28, 2012 @11:13AM (#42117171) Homepage

    IPv6 Capable operating systems: check.
    IPv6 Capable router: check.
    IPv6 Capable cable modem: check.
    IPv6 Capable internet service: .........

    Maybe one of these years the cable company will get this figured out, sigh.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 28, 2012 @11:16AM (#42117203)

    Yes your home DSL network is completely and thoroughly analogous to an enterprise implementation.

    Just check some stuff off in the UI and run a dual stack...

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 28, 2012 @11:50AM (#42117611)

    If you have an IPv6-only host, you can't reach

    You can get and

    Also missing:,,,,,, etc etc.

    Your IPv6 experience is going to be pretty poor.

  • by Creepy ( 93888 ) on Wednesday November 28, 2012 @01:11PM (#42118747) Journal

    To be fair, America has adopted standards, but hasn't always standardized on them, and sometimes invents a standard that is outdated by the time the rest of the world adopts it.

    For instance, metric is used in hospitals, at NASA, in many sciences, etc. It was even taught in school until Ronald Reagan in his infinite wisdom and reverence decided America was too f**king stupid to learn it (sorry about the sarcasm injection - it was a REALLY bad time for me to switch, as I was half way into learning metric when it happened and we all of a sudden had to learn these nonsensical English units - I'm still all for switching to metric).

    CDMA predates GSM, and some providers bet big on it early in America. Nothing America can really do about it except wait for it to age and be replaced, hopefully with an international standard. Data already has been merged with LTE.

    Almost all cable providers use DOCSYS international standard.

    IPv6 is supported by some ISPs and CLECs, but many that supported PPPoE like mine bought IPv4 only hardware. The former owner of this hardware, Qwest, said they would never implement IPv6. Their current owner, CenturyLink, is rolling out IPv6 support, but only currently in areas that were not formerly Qwest. Meanwhile, my IPv4 and IPv6 addresses are registered and just waiting for IPv6 to be supported to go live (I hacked the router to get its IPv6 address just in case this is a server only issue - the underlying hardware supports it, just not the PPPoE connection).

I THINK MAN INVENTED THE CAR by instinct. -- Jack Handley, The New Mexican, 1988.