|IPv6 Global Test Day, Wednesday June 8, 2011|
| 3:55 pm on Jun 7, 2011 (gmt 0)|
IPv6 Global Test Day, Wednesday June 8 [zdnet.co.uk]
|Google, Facebook, Yahoo and several networking companies will on Wednesday carry out a massive test of IPv6, the new version of the internet protocol that allows 340 trillion trillion trillion IP addresses, rather than the 4.3 billion IP addresses possible with IPv4. |
IPv6 will be needed as the world's stock of IPv4 addresses runs out and as billions of new devices — ranging from handsets to lightbulbs — require their own IP addresses. However, the switchover also requires a lot of testing, which is why Google and the other companies in the Internet Society are carrying out the 24-hour 'test flight' of making their services available over IPv6.
"In all likelihood, you won't even notice the test," Google network engineer and 'IPv6 samurai' Lorenzo Colitti said in a blog post on Monday. "The vast majority (99.95 percent) of people will be able to access services without interruption: either they'll connect over IPv6, or their systems will successfully fall back to IPv4."
World IPv6 Day: Akamai, Facebook, Google and Yahoo, To Test IPv6 June 8 2011 [webmasterworld.com]
| 4:49 pm on Jun 7, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Only 340 trillion trillion trillion?
With China coming into play, that may not be enough...
| 5:52 pm on Jun 7, 2011 (gmt 0)|
I wonder how they decided that was enough. Someone said only 340 trillion? And so...
| 5:56 pm on Jun 7, 2011 (gmt 0)|
|340 trillion trillion trillion |
With only 7 billion people on the planet there's enough to give you, and every single item you own, it's own tracking device with unique ip.
| 6:20 pm on Jun 7, 2011 (gmt 0)|
you can say that again
| 6:55 pm on Jun 7, 2011 (gmt 0)|
This is the future.
| 7:07 pm on Jun 7, 2011 (gmt 0)|
If they continue to be stuck behind the Great Firewall, they'd still only have one "public" IP. :)
|With China coming into play, that may not be enough... |
No, sickening would be the day when IP6 runs out of addresses!
| 8:45 pm on Jun 7, 2011 (gmt 0)|
"Ok..and to finalize this application can I please have your social secur....sorry, your IPV6 address please sir?"
| 10:43 am on Jun 8, 2011 (gmt 0)|
I look forward to a more technology advanced world, I think it will be interesting.
| 11:45 am on Jun 8, 2011 (gmt 0)|
You are obviously not Chinese ;-) rj87uk
| 3:11 pm on Jun 8, 2011 (gmt 0)|
I'm working on my first install of Win 7, and the network connection has slowed to a crawl. It was OK before today. Could this be an IPv6 issue?
| 4:16 pm on Jun 8, 2011 (gmt 0)|
So far, i've seen no indication things are any different from yesterday. I guess there's still time for things to break.
| 4:58 pm on Jun 8, 2011 (gmt 0)|
There was a report that google appeared to be down [washingtonpost.com] for a short while, however, as they are the participants in the IPv6 day, we shouldn't be surprised.