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Old January 12, 2011, 05:30 PM   #1
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World IPv6 Day

June 8th 2011 is IPv6 Day.

To check your IPv6 connectivity / compatibility, visit
http://omgipv6day.com/ for a quick test and
http://test-ipv6.com/ for a more detailed test.
[edit 2010-04-24] They've changed their tests in the last few months, so on the second link, people with IPv4-only connections should get 10/10(ipv4 part) and 0/10(ipv6 part) now. Before, for fully functional IPv4-only connections, it was reading 7/10 for ipv4 which was misleading.

Because of some lingering issues with IPv6 implementations (particularly in older OSes), some major companies including Google, Facebook, and Yahoo! are going to enable IPv6 on their main website domain for one day. It will probably lose them some visitors and money, but it's needed as a wake-up call.

List of Participants

For the technically inclined, what will happen is that participating companies will be adding AAAA records for their primary websites. Right now most companies have separate subdomains which have v6 addresses (for instance, ipv6.google.com, www.ipv6.cisco.com, etc.).
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Old January 12, 2011, 06:25 PM   #2
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So, if your browser tests bad for IPv6 connectivity, what can you do about it?
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Old January 12, 2011, 06:29 PM   #3
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Is that like Dyslexic Socialists Day?

Workers of the World, Untie!


Mine seems to check out...
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Old January 12, 2011, 06:32 PM   #4
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No idea what it any of this IP stuff means but,

7/10 for IPV4
0/10 for IPV6
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Old January 12, 2011, 06:50 PM   #5
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I got a 7/10 and 0/10 also....
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Old January 12, 2011, 08:17 PM   #6
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Edit: they've changed the tests, now you should get 10/10 for ipv4 if your setup is fully functional. [it used to report 7/10]

The important thing for people who don't have IPv6 is to make sure that the third box down is a green check, and it should say
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World IPv6 day is June 8th, 2011. No problems are anticipated for you with this browser, at this location.
If it says something else, you may have problems on google and facebook and yahoo and other major sites on June 8th. I updated the first post to reflect this.

Unfortunately, Bud, there's not much you can do. For IPv6 access, you need one of these two options:

1 a) IPv6 support from your ISP, AND
1 b) IPv6 support from your (wireless) router, if you have one
-or-
2 a) set up an IPv6 tunnel with sixxs or hurricane electric, or using Teredo. That's rather difficult to do for the average internet user, and your (wireless) gateway may not be compatible with them anyway.

Option 1 in the U.S. is limited to very lucky people who get internet access from forward-looking ISPs, and option 2 is limited to techies or people who have someone they can turn to to walk them through the process.
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Old January 12, 2011, 08:32 PM   #7
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I work with IP addresses at work and this is going to be a huge PITA, even though it is needed.
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