[Gllug] IPv6

Keith Edmunds kae at midnighthax.com
Sun May 6 11:07:34 UTC 2012

> How did you work that one out?
> Google and Facebook were part of the IPv6 test day last year:
> 	http://www.worldipv6day.org/
> And will be part of the permanent launch this year:
> 	http://www.worldipv6launch.org/

I didn't say that they weren't interested in IPv6 connectivity: I know
they are. What I said was that it was in their interests "to delay the
general rollout of IPv6 as long as possible". 

At the moment, the big Internet companies have good IPv4 connectivity and
improving (sometimes already good) IPv6 connectivity. The next
Facebook/Amazon/Google/Twitter/Youtube will also be able to get good IPv4
and IPv6 connectivity, but there will come a time (maybe some way off)
when the next YouTwitFace can't get sufficient IPv4 connectivity. How
popular will that site be if it's only accessible via IPv6? So it is in
the interests of the not-yet-even-a-sparkle-in-the-eye future major
Internet companies to have IPv6 roll out as soon as possible, but for
exactly the same reasons it is in the interests of the established
players to have the IPv6 rollout (particularly to the masses) take as long
as possible.
"You can have everything in life you want if you help enough other people
get what they want" - Zig Ziglar. 

Who did you help today?
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