Great news for IPv6

Tore Anderson tore.anderson at
Tue Oct 26 11:39:19 CEST 2010

* Martin Millnert

> After some initial troubles (*), i now try and, and my
> results are a bit unhappy -- none of them works well from a ipv6-only
> host (i just drop v4 packets in my iptables OUTPUT chain).
> They load, but very slowly. :)
> Dual-stack works, and about 50% of the packets come over ipv4 and 50%
> from ipv6 for the entire site first page load.  (I think the only
> viable migration goal for content providers must be to make content
> compatible with ipv6-only hosts)

Yep, but that's definitively step #2.  There's content included from ad
networks and such that are not dual-stack capable and not everything
loaded from our rig is dual-stack capable at the moment either.

For now we want to just try out dual-stacking the main hostnames and see
if we can do so safely.  If the verdict after the test day is that the
broken users problem isn't really a big concern, hopefully we'll put
dual-stack in production permanently and add the missing pieces so that
we'll in the end be able to cater to IPv6-only end users.  But first
things first.  :-)

And so far, so good.  We've yet to receive any real complains of
connectivity loss.  My contact in VG just called the whole test day an

Best regards,
Tore Anderson
Redpill Linpro AS -
Tel: +47 21 54 41 27

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