Monitoring World IPv6 Day

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

For more information: The Internet Society and World IPv6 Day

Internet Society is taking the lead with their Participants Dashboard. A number of other organizations are providing various monitoring support, from End User Checks to DNS Health checks. You can find a complete listing at the Internet Society’s website.

Arbor Networks is providing traffic monitoring support and our goal is to collect Internet-wide IPv6 measurements and help to isolate any performance problems.

We did an initial analysis of IPv6 traffic for the 48 hours leading up to the start of IPv6 day, in order to better understand the impact of IPv6 day on IPv6 usage.  This data is based on six Internet service providers who are capable of carrying both native and tunneled IPv6 traffic, and who have deployed fully IPV6-capable routers at their peering edges which can export traffic statistics for IPv6 traffic.   These providers’ IPv6 traffic was analyzed for our recent “Six Months, Six Providers and IPv6” study available at Six Months Six Providers and ipv6/.

Throughout the day, Arbor will be monitoring and updating the following charts:

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24 Responses to “Monitoring World IPv6 Day”

June 08, 2011 at 12:43 pm, Happy World IPv6 Day! - Window on WANs said:

[…] their name to the day). Participating network security vendor Arbor networks, for example, is monitoring World IPv6 Day across its network. This monitoring gives the organization an idea of how much IPv6 traffic is […]

June 08, 2011 at 2:29 pm, Jeroen Massar said:

How is distinguished between 6in4 and native? Based on MTU or prefixes or what method? And where does for instance TSP or AYIYA get classified into?

I am also a bit surprised that you don’t see that much NNTP, which might just mean though that your vantage points are at locations where that does not happen but that together with P2P (read: bittorrent) is what we see the most.

June 08, 2011 at 4:18 pm, IPv6 Day: tráfego com novo protocolo dobra durante o teste | Circuito De Luca said:

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June 09, 2011 at 1:01 am, setteB.IT | Quasi tutto bene per l’IPv6 Day, confortante per il futuro said:

[…] traffico è decisamente aumentato senza registrare malfunzionamenti superiori alla percentuale minima […]

June 09, 2011 at 6:05 am, Internet survived IPv6 “test flight” | FT Tech Hub | FTtechhub - Industry analysis – FT.com said:

[…] Networks, an IT security company which monitored internet traffic on Wednesday, said the amount of IPv6 traffic over the internet had been lower than […]

June 09, 2011 at 9:42 am, World IPv6 Day duplicó de tráfico | said:

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June 09, 2011 at 2:48 pm, World IPv6 Day Results: The New IP Protocol Proves It’s Ready | Auto Traffic Free - Automated Web Traffic Blog said:

[…] Arbor Networks was monitoring the Internet’s IPv6 traffic leading up to World IPv6 Day. They published articles before, during, and after the events with nice graphs that show growth in IPv6 traffic volumes. […]

June 09, 2011 at 2:57 pm, Donn Lee said:

Please explain where 6to4 traffic fits in the first graph. Thank you!

June 09, 2011 at 6:39 pm, World IPv6 Day Ends, Everyone Goes Back to IPv4 - dotmem.com | random technology news, one post at a time said:

[…] Arbor Networks monitored the IPv6 networking traffic throughout the day and noticed a modest uptick in native IPv6 data. The bulk of the current IPv6 traffic happens to be 6in4 traffic, as users rely on tunnel services from providers such as Hurricane Electric to get IPv6 connectivity. That remained the case on World IPv6 Day, but native IPv6 traffic jumped from a little over 10 percent of all IPv6 activity to a peak of about 37 percent on June 8. The biggest spike in activity occurred about 4 hours into the test, around 8pm EDT on June 7. In general, native IPv6 data ranged between 15 to 20 percent throughout the day with occasional spikes reaching 25 percent, according to Arbor Networks data. […]

June 09, 2011 at 7:49 pm, World IPv6 Day Ends, Everyone Goes Back to IPv4 « The Joe Lake Blog The Joe Lake Blog said:

[…] Arbor Networks monitored the IPv6 networking traffic throughout the day and noticed a modest uptick in native IPv6 data. The bulk of the current IPv6 traffic happens to be 6in4 traffic, as users rely on tunnel services from providers such as Hurricane Electric to get IPv6 connectivity. That remained the case on World IPv6 Day, but native IPv6 traffic jumped from a little over 10 percent of all IPv6 activity to a peak of about 37 percent on June 8. The biggest spike in activity occurred about 4 hours into the test, around 8pm EDT on June 7. In general, native IPv6 data ranged between 15 to 20 percent throughout the day with occasional spikes reaching 25 percent, according to Arbor Networks data. […]

June 10, 2011 at 4:15 am, World IPv6 Day Results | Cisco Routers Prices said:

[…] Arbor Networks was monitoring the Internet’s IPv6 traffic leading up to World IPv6 Day. They published articles before, during, and after the events with nice graphs that show growth in IPv6 traffic volumes. […]

June 11, 2011 at 7:08 pm, Magazine RS Blog » IPv6 Day: tráfego com novo protocolo dobra durante o teste said:

[…] desde a noite passada, quando começou o Dia Mundial do IPv6, de acordo com dados recolhidos pela Arbor Networks […]

June 11, 2011 at 7:55 pm, The Web's Been Running Out of Space, But IPv6 Is Saving It « The Joe Lake Blog The Joe Lake Blog said:

[…] sources: The Internet Society, Arbor Networks, Neustar, Internap, Google IPv6 Statistics] Source: […]

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June 11, 2011 at 8:15 pm, The Web’s Been Running Out of Space, But IPv6 Is Saving It - dotmem.com | random technology news, one post at a time said:

[…] sources: The Internet Society, Arbor Networks, Neustar, Internap, Google IPv6 Statistics]Article source: […]

June 11, 2011 at 8:20 pm, The Web's Been Running Out of Space, But IPv6 Is Saving It said:

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June 11, 2011 at 8:43 pm, The Web’s Been Running Out of Space, But IPv6 Is Saving It | CashKlick said:

[…] sources: The Internet Society, Arbor Networks, Neustar, Internap, Google IPv6 […]

June 11, 2011 at 9:05 pm, The Web’s Been Running Out of Space, But IPv6 Is Saving It | NexGen SEM said:

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June 11, 2011 at 10:48 pm, The Web’s Been Running Out of Space, But IPv6 Is Saving It | Benton Pena @ technology + culture + life and everything in between said:

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June 12, 2011 at 12:10 am, The Web’s Been Running Out of Space, But IPv6 Is Saving It said:

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June 12, 2011 at 6:28 am, The Web’s Been Running Out of Space, But IPv6 Is Saving It | Stu Haugen said:

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June 12, 2011 at 1:57 pm, The Web’s Been Running Out of Space, But IPv6 Is Saving It | Ruturaj Pradeep Kohok | Your Web Advisor said:

[…] sources: The Internet Society, Arbor Networks, Neustar, Internap, Google IPv6 […]

June 13, 2011 at 6:21 am, World IPv6 Day Results: New Internet Protocol Proves It’s Ready | Cisco Routers Prices said:

[…] Arbor Networks was monitoring the Internet’s IPv6 traffic leading up to World IPv6 Day. They published articles before, during, and after the events with nice graphs that show growth in IPv6 traffic volumes. […]

June 13, 2011 at 4:15 pm, Lessons Learned From World IPv6 Day | Auto Traffic Free - Automated Web Traffic Blog said:

[…] networks saw an increase in IPv6 traffic of from 60 percent to more than double during the day, which Iekel-Johnson called a […]

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