World IPv6 Day

I am joining World IPv6 Day !!!

Although my content is hardly updated these days, I wanted it to be part of this test flight, a great milestone I believe for the eventual transition to IPv6. This site is IPv6-enabled, thanks to my webhost.

I added a widget on the sidebar to see if you are viewing this blog using IPv4 or IPv6. (The widget was created by this guy from here)

IPv6 Monitor

I love graphs. I also love learning about IPv6. So when I saw this research on IPv6 monitoring by Comcast and University of Pennsylvania, i just had to repost.

Notice in the above graph how IPv6 reachability has increased significantly during October 2009. Although 0.159% is very low, you have to give credit to it at least. The Internet’s millions of ipv4 nodes took more than a decade to be built.

And here’s a comparison of IPv4 vs. IPv6 reachable websites.

Here’s the link to Ripe Labs’ interview with Alain Durand of Comcast last December. This week, Comcast started its IPv6 trial plans. Visit them at

More Resources:
IPv6 Adoption Monitor
IPv6 Measurements – A compilation</a

UPDATE: An interesting take on /64s and M&Ms HERE.

IPv4 Address: A Decade Stats

IPv4, the current ip addressing system that we use, is reaching exhaustion. A bold prediction by Internet evangelists (like Geoff Huston of APNIC) is that all IPv4 addresses will be used up by 2012. My exhaustion counter says we only 629 days. It’s nice to look back at how our IPv4 address usage has increased over the past decade – the greatest 10 years of the Internet age I would say.

[Images and statistics are taken from Ars Technica’s A Decade’s Worth of IPv4 Addresses]

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A Fellow's View of the APAN Meeting

It’s already been two weeks. Sorry for the late post, but I think I owe it to this blog to post something about my trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. There I attended the 28th Asia-Pacific Area Network (APAN) Meeting on July 19-24 as a Conference Fellow (i.e. free).


APAN is a conference on Networking particularly centered on Asia-Pacific communities. It’s unique because it showcases the advances in network research with great emphasis in the academic setting. Most presenters are from universities in Asia, with a reasonable number from the government sector, and a select few from experts in the non-profit organizations and the commercial sector.

I applied for the fellowship grant with no expectation at all. I didn’t even knew about the results until a friend (a more senior colleague) told me I was able to secure a spot. I was lucky to be one of the people in the picture below. I was so happy and thankful! ^^

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IPv6 in 30 Minutes

If you were inspired to implement DNSSEC through the presentation “DNSSEC in 6 Minutes” by Alan Kegg (ISC), today I found the IPv6 version!

As I was running through the archives of the latest NANOG meeting, I chanced upon this catchy topic.  The title of the presentation Deploy a Production IPv6 Network in 30 Minutes or less (or it’s free) by Richard A Steenbergen looks very promising…

Forgive the premature post. I have to go watch the talk first (then maybe implement on a test environment) before I can really say anything. I’m hoping it can convince more people to migrate to IPv6 soon. 🙂

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