On 8 June, 2011, Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, Akamai and Limelight Networks will be amongst some of the major organisations that will offer their content over IPv6 for a 24-hour “test flight”. The goal of the Test Flight Day is to motivate organizations across the industry – Internet service providers, hardware makers, operating system vendors and web companies – to prepare their services for IPv6 to ensure a successful transition as IPv4 addresses run out.
As it happens I was not able to participate from the perspective of testing the use of IP v6 in my home office. Comcast, who is my primary ISP, has made considerable strides regarding IP v6 deployment.
I took a quick moment to try the Comcast IP v6 Readiness Test. It reported that I would not be able to browse any IP v6-only web sites, but that my ISP is running an IP v6 capable DNS server. So as I suspected, there’s some work required at my end of things to make IP v6 capable hereabouts.
Be that as it may, I’d still like to offer everyone who comes by this page a hearty, happy World IP v6 Day!