Tomorrow, June 8, 2011, is "World IPv6 Day
" and Google, Facebook, Yahoo and hundreds of other sites
are preparing to enable IPv6 on their main websites. For 24 hours, the main websites of those organizations will be accessible over both IPv4 and IPv6, rather than requiring a separate domain name like "ipv6.google.com
" or "www.v6.facebook.com
The day will be a day to test out how well various websites work using IPv6... and what experiences users have in connecting over IPv6.
Would you like to join in the testing and experimentation?
To do so, you need to have IPv6 connectivity, naturally. You can go to either of these sites to see if you currently have IPv6 connectivity:
If you do have IPv6 connectivity, then you are all set to participate and will have no problem connecting to sites using IPv6.
If you do not, but would like to join in the experiment, here are two articles I wrote about how you can easily configure a home network to use IPv6 using the free service available at Tunnelbroker.net:
I also have other information available on an IPv6 Resource Page I put together (the page does have a slant toward telecommunications because that's the business I'm in... but some of the tutorials are equally applicable to people outside of telecom).
Direct participation in using IPv6 on World IPv6 Day is entirely optional, of course, although everyone will be part of the experiment of the big sites adding IPv6 support. You don't have to do anything and hopefully everything will "just work" for you on the Internet and Web tomorrow.
For those of you who would like to play, though, hopefully these links are enough to get you started...
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