Facebook over IPv6

Will Lawton wlawton at fb.com
Wed May 4 20:08:47 CEST 2011

I can answer this directly.

Yes, this was setup between Facebook and HE as part of Facebook's IPv6 rollout. There is no mechanism at this time to request your network to be added to the whitelist, but we will be very open with our communications as soon as we are ready to add folks if we continue to utilize the whitelist.

-Will Lawton
-Network Operations
-Facebook, Inc.

-----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 Carl Holzhauer
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2011 11:03 AM
To: ipv6-ops at lists.cluenet.de
Subject: RE: Facebook over IPv6

I've asked this question on the HE forums...I'll let you know if I get a response

-----Original Message-----
From: ipv6-ops-bounces+cholzhauer=sscorp.com at lists.cluenet.de [mailto:ipv6-ops-bounces+cholzhauer=sscorp.com at lists.cluenet.de] On Behalf Of Ryan Rawdon
Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2011 4:49 PM
To: ipv6-ops at lists.cluenet.de
Subject: Facebook over IPv6

nova-dhcp-host111:~ ryan$ host www.facebook.com 2001:470:20::2
Using domain server:
Name: 2001:470:20::2
Address: 2001:470:20::2#53

www.facebook.com has address
www.facebook.com has IPv6 address 2620:0:1cfe:face:b00c::b
nova-dhcp-host111:~ ryan$

So it looks like Hurricane Electric's resolvers for their tunnel users are able to provide IPv6 answers for facebook.com now.  Does anyone know if this is the result of a DNS whitelisting program Facebook is running (a la Google), a special arrangement with HE, or something else?  

If it is a whitelisting program, is there somewhere to submit an ASN or resolver for approval?  (some Googling turned nothing up)

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