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Moderator billford
(moderator) Sat 04-Jun-11 17:17:19
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IPv6 in the UK


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There's a couple of test sites for IPv6 users, this one has some interesting statistics:

http://ipv6-test.com/stats/

The UK appears once in the "top 25 countries", and that's 24th in the browsers that default to IPv6 when both are available. frown

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Standard User n00dles
(newbie) Sun 05-Jun-11 12:20:01
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Re: IPv6 in the UK


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http://ipv6eyechart.ripe.net/
Standard User camieabz
(legend) Sun 05-Jun-11 12:24:49
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Re: IPv6 in the UK


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The US doesn't feature at all in any of the top 25 rankings. Will they be dragging their heels on IPv6?

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Moderator billford
(moderator) Sun 05-Jun-11 12:38:39
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Re: IPv6 in the UK


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In reply to a post by n00dles:
http://ipv6eyechart.ripe.net/
1 out of 52 tests failed
failed on www.afrinic.net, which pings OK (but only on v4) and loads eventually but doesn't show in whois crazy

Useful site though, thanks.
edit- another run:
All websites reached successfully! No problems expected for World IPv6 Day from this computer at this location.
smile

Another couple of useful ones are:

http://test-ipv6.com

and

http://ipv6-test.com

The first does more tests in depth, but the second has some useful utilities like a v4/v6 speed test and a sort of mini-BQM for reverse pings.

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Edited by billford (Sun 05-Jun-11 14:27:44)

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Standard User camieabz
(legend) Sun 05-Jun-11 12:41:27
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That first ipv6 test was weird. It pulled one of my open tabs to another window, and opened up a new tab in said window. Didn't like that!

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Moderator billford
(moderator) Sun 05-Jun-11 12:42:46
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Re: IPv6 in the UK


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In reply to a post by camieabz:
The US doesn't feature at all in any of the top 25 rankings. Will they be dragging their heels on IPv6?
Germany isn't in there either, and several other large countries that you might expect to see.

My thought was that it's those with a single large provider who is dragging their heels (BT anybody?), but France is in all the lists except the one for sheer speed.

Which is a bit ironic because the speed test server is (albeit only just) in France crazy

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Edited by billford (Sun 05-Jun-11 12:54:02)

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Moderator billford
(moderator) Sun 05-Jun-11 12:44:34
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Re: IPv6 in the UK


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That first one has some oddities, it won't run in Opera and brings up an alternate page. Fine in Safari though.

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Standard User Andrue
(knowledge is power) Sun 05-Jun-11 14:05:49
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Re: IPv6 in the UK


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In reply to a post by billford:
There's a couple of test sites for IPv6 users, this one has some interesting statistics:

http://ipv6-test.com/stats/

The UK appears once in the "top 25 countries", and that's 24th in the browsers that default to IPv6 when both are available. frown
I think I can sum up the response from most people: 'Meh'

It's going to be years before this becomes a problem for most people. We should, of course, be moving forward with a roll-out but it's not like the internet is suddenly going to die when we run out. It's just a bit of a pain for new sites.

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Moderator billford
(moderator) Sun 05-Jun-11 14:16:02
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It's going to be years before this becomes a problem for most people.
I'll agree with that readily enough, but you know what will happen- in a few years time there'll be a panic as people realise they should have done something about it long ago.

In the meantime customers won't ask for it because most of them don't even know about it, and the bigger providers will justify their lack of action by saying "there's no demand for it" mad

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Edited by billford (Sun 05-Jun-11 14:24:00)

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Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 05-Jun-11 16:36:44
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In reply to a post by billford:
In reply to a post by camieabz:
The US doesn't feature at all in any of the top 25 rankings. Will they be dragging their heels on IPv6?
Germany isn't in there either, and several other large countries that you might expect to see.

My thought was that it's those with a single large provider who is dragging their heels (BT anybody?), but France is in all the lists except the one for sheer speed.

Which is a bit ironic because the speed test server is (albeit only just) in France crazy


countries like thailand will be ahead because those countries have a harder time of getting large ipv4 allocations, the likes of the uk, usa, germany etc. will still have plenty of ipv4 left unallocated to end users.
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