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8 June 2011 - IPv6 Day - The Future is Forever

Results

The Internet Society has collected some of the many articles, presentations, and videos delivered around the world since June. The list below is not comprehensive, but is meant to be a representation of the best outcomes from the event.

Presentations:

World IPv6 Day Observations Title: World IPv6 Day Observations
Presented at: IETF 81
Speakers: Leslie Daigle (Internet Society); Lorenzo Colitti (Google); Donn Lee (Facebook); Igor Gashinsky (Yahoo!); Carlos Ralli Ucendo (Telefónica); Mark Townsley (Cisco)

In this session from the Technical Plenary at IETF 81, Leslie Daigle provided an introduction to World IPv6 Day and the overwhelming industry response. Panelists from Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Telefonica, and Cisco then presented their companies' results including how they prepared for the event, issues that arose, lessons learned, and the current status of IPv6 in their networks today.

 

4.jpg Title: Some World IPv6 Day Measurement Results
Presented at: IETF 81
Speakers: Ari Keränen (Ericsson) and Jari Arkko (Ericsson)

In this session from the IPv6 Operations Working Group at IETF81, Ari Keränen and Jari Arkko presented their findings from measuring AAAA records, TCP connection delays, and failures of the 10,000 most popular websites.

 

6.jpgTitle: World IPv6 Day @ Microsoft
Presented at: IETF 81
Speakers: Christopher Palmer (Microsoft) and Dave Thaler (Microsoft)

In this session from the IPv6 Operations Working Group at IETF81, Christopher Palmer and Dave Thaler explained their program goals and general observations that the program was easier than anticipated to implement, but overall IPv6 traffic remained a small percentage of the total.

 

8.jpg Title: Check Pointʼs World IPv6 Day Experience
Presented at: IETF 81
Speaker: Bob Hinden (Check Point)

In this session from the IPv6 Operations Working Group at IETF81, Bob Hinden explained the process Check Point used to enable IPv6 on its website after customer inquiries about the company's participation. The implementation went smoothly and the website remained IPv6-enabled after World IPv6 Day.

 

10.jpgTitle: World IPv6 Day - What did we learn?
Presented at: IETF 81
Speaker: Bert Wijnen (RIPE NCC)

In this session from the IPv6 Operations Working Group at IETF81, the RIPE NCC described measurements from DNS, ping(6)/traceroute(6), and HTTP over IPv4 and IPv6 from 40 vantage points. The analysts noted that dual-stack configurations work best and that all transition mechanisms must be tested and monitored.

 

World IPv6 Day Operators Review Title: World IPv6 Day Operators Review
Presented at: IETF 81
Speaker: Martin J. Levy (Hurricane Electric)

In this session from the IPv6 Operations Working Group at IETF81, Martin Levy described the traffic growth Hurricane Electric saw on World IPv6 Day, including significantly higher IPv6 traffic. Levy also noted PMTU & ICMP6 blocking as main issues, which breaks classic enterprise firewall/filter setups.

 

Comcast experience with IPv6 deployment Title: Comcast experience with IPv6 deployment
Presented at: IETF 81
Speaker: John Jason Brzozowski (Comcast)

In this session from the IPv6 Operations Working Group at IETF81, John Brzozowski presented results from Comcast's trials including increased traffic on Teredo, 6to4, 6rd, and native IPv6 access. He noted that 50% continued to publish AAAA records after World IPv6 Day and that Comcast enabled SMTP over IPv6 for the day.

 

Title: Panel: World IPv6 Day Experiences
Presented at: NANOG 52
Speakers: Phil Roberts (Internet Society); Igor Gashinsky (Yahoo!); Patrick Gilmore (Akamai); John Brzozowski (Comcast); Jon Woolwine (Cisco)

In this session from NANOG 52, Phil Roberts provided an introduction to World IPv6 Day, the overwhelming industry response, and moderated a panel of some key World IPv6 Day participants. Panelists from Yahoo, Akamai, Comcast, and Cisco then presented their companies' results including how they prepared for the event, issues that arose, lessons learned, and the current status of IPv6 in their networks today.

Presentations:
Panel Video
Phil Roberts, Internet Society
Igor Gashinsky, Yahoo!
Patrick Gilmore, Akamai
John Brzozowski, Comcast
Jon Woolwine, Cisco

Articles:

Title: Investigating IPv6 Traffic: What happened at the World IPv6 Day?
Authors: Nadi Sarrar, Gregor Maier, Bernhard Ager, Robin Sommer, and Steve Uhlig
Date: December 2011

In this paper, we compare IPv6 activity before, during, and after World IPv6 Day. We examine traffic traces recorded at a large European Internet Exchange Point (IXP) and on the campus of a major US university; analyzing volume, application mix, and the use of tunneling protocols for transporting IPv6 packets. For the exchange point we find that native IPv6 traffic almost doubled during the World IPv6 Day while changes in tunneled traffic were limited. At the university, IPv6 traffic increased from 3-6 GB/day to over 130 GB/day during the World IPv6 Day, accompanied by a significant shift in the application and HTTP destination mix. Our results also show that a significant number of participants at the World IPv6 Day kept their IPv6 support online even after the test period ended, suggesting that they did not encounter any significant problems.

Title: Measuring World IPv6 Day - Long-Term Effects
Publication: RIPE Labs
Author: Emile Aben (RIPE NCC)
Date: July 5, 2011

This RIPE NCC article looks at some of the long-term effects of World IPv6 Day, as seen in its measurements a number of weeks after the event. World IPv6 Day was successful and also served as a flag date for people to deploy IPv6 in their networks and keep it running after the day. A few weeks after World IPv6 Day, it's interesting to see what its longer term effects are.

Title: RIPE Labs: Measuring World IPv6 Day – First Impressions
Publication: RIPE Labs
Author: Mirjam Kühne (RIPE NCC)
Date: June 17, 2011

The RIPE NCC shares the results of its measurements both before and during World IPv6 Day. Initial impressions were that things generally worked, and the few issues that arose were fixed quickly.

Title: RIPE Labs: Measuring World IPv6 Day – Long Term Effects
Publication: RIPE Labs
Author: Emile Aben (RIPE NCC)
Date: July 8, 2011

The RIPE NCC shares the results of its measurements a month after World IPv6 Day showing some of the longer term impacts of the event.

Title: RIPE Labs: Measuring World IPv6 Day – Comparing IPv6 and IPv4 Performance
Publication: RIPE Labs
Author: Emile Aben (RIPE NCC)
Date: August 1, 2011

The RIPE NCC shares the results of a comparison of performance measurement between IPv4 and IPv6 between their vantage points in the network and 46 of the websites who turned up IPv6 on that day.

Title: Testing IPv6 for World IPv6 Day
Publication: The ISP Column
Author: Geoff Huston (APNIC)
Date: May 2011

Geoff Huston explains the need for World IPv6 Day and APNIC's IPv6 activities to date. APNIC contributed a tool to measure IPv6 penetration and dual stack performance including assessing clients using IPv6 natively or auto-tunneling via 6to4 or Teredo, and DNS measurements.

Title: World IPv6 Day
Publication: The Internet Protocol Journal
Author: Phil Roberts (Internet Society)
Date: March 2011

Phil Roberts from the Internet Society describes the reason for World IPv6 Day, some of its key participants, and how other organizations can get involved or sign up to participate.

Videos:

Velocity 2011 Velocity 2011: Ian Flint, "World IPv6 Day: What We Learned"
Ian Flint
Yahoo! shares lessons learned as they prepared for World IPv6 Day, and present preliminary data on the outcome.