Archive for the ‘tech•ed 2010’ Category

  • World IPv6 Day

    Date: 2011.06.08 | Category: ipv6, networking, tech•ed 2010, tech•ed 2011 | Response: 0

    Today is world IPv6 day, and its great to see all the big providers onboard with finally transitioning to ipv6. In Australia there still no consumer ISP’s that have IPv6 in production via services such as xDSL – but by far Internode are the closest.
    Microsoft is giving this a go on the following:
    jorke@server1:~$ dig +short aaaa
    jorke@server1:~$ dig +short aaaa
    jorke@server1:~$ dig +short aaaa
    A couple of the sites we host locally have always had IPv6 Addresses:
    jorke@server1:~$ dig +short aaaa
    jorke@server1:~$ dig +short aaaa
    Locally we’ve been forging ahead with IPv6 where we can, you might remember last year we did native IPv6 at tech.ed 2010 and and of course we’ll be doing native this year at tech.ed 2011 – we’ve already managed to get the ipv6 allocations from APNIC.. unfortunately still no IPv4.
    Where we’ve seen the biggest change is with the Content Distribution Networks such as Akamai and Limelight where we found the end user experience very lacking previously. Microsoft server products have supported v6 quite well – there are a few bugs we’re ironing out, and days like today really help us fix this.
    And a site note – If you’ve enabled IPv6, make sure you allow ICMPv6 on your firewalls, assuming your firewall supports it Smile
    Have a happy v6 day!
    – jorke and the backstage team.
  • IPv6 – bringing a horse to water..

    Date: 2010.08.24 | Category: ipv6, networking, tech•ed 2010, wireless | Response: 0

    So you may have seen some press around work that we’re doing at teched bringing brave new world of IPv6 to the delegate experience.

    Why are we doing this?

    It’s well know that ipv4 address space is running out, while this is problematic for service providers and telcos – in our opinion it also as just as big a problem for application developers.

    So this is our challenge this year – giving every delegate the chance to experience this first hand. We’ll be giving full native IPv6 addresses for each and every device that can support it.

    We’ve learnt a LOT about the ins and outs of IPv6, those learning will be transparently displayed on this blog as per our normal policy.

    I also hope you’ll enjoy our planned IPv6 celebration hours we’ll have during the event, where only IPv6 will be available on the network!

    – The Backstage team.