Facebook and IPv6 Day

Will Lawton wlawton at fb.com
Wed Jun 8 17:32:03 CEST 2011

The goal for 'today' was to get IPv6 enabled, not to move from v4 to v6. Getting the entire site working under IPv6 was a much larger task than any one engineer was able to drive at this time.

We will continue to work towards getting all of the backing code able to support an entire IPv6 supported site, but for now it is dual-stack and still requires some IPv4 connectivity.


-----Original Message-----
From: ipv6-ops-bounces+wlawton=fb.com at lists.cluenet.de [mailto:ipv6-ops-bounces+wlawton=fb.com at lists.cluenet.de] On Behalf Of Jeroen Massar
Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 7:13 AM
To: owens at nysernet.org
Cc: ipv6-ops at lists.cluenet.de
Subject: Re: Facebook and IPv6 Day

On 2011-Jun-08 16:07, Bill Owens wrote:
> I walked over to our IPv6-only workstation this morning and pulled up
> www.facebook.com, hoping that it would finally be able to see the
> Facebook website that we all know and love. Sadly, it gets the same
> fragment of HTML that was previously being served at
> www.v6.facebook.com, and is therefore still not usable.
> I understand from the various PR sources that Facebook was one of the
> original group for IPv6 Day, and certainly they're listed in the top
> of the participating websites.

The main purposes of IPv6 day are:
 - get IPv6 known to the people
 - test the impact of how much 'hurt' it has to enable AAAA records
   (this due to expected breakage towards users caused by connectivity)

Indeed, they should make everything IPv6 capable, but World IPv6 Day is
just one little baby step to get there, at least these big guys&gals
(are there any 'female' websites partaking in World IPv6 Day?) might now
work up the nerve to do what a lot of others have done before them: just
enable AAAA records where possible.

IMHO the publicity, although meager and generally containing false info,
is the best thing coming out of this 24 hour test run, oh and the hope
they that they don't remove them.


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