Interesting how South America and Africa have absolutely zero traffic reported. I thought at least Africa, with it's shortage of IPv4 addresses, much like Asia, would have picked up on IPv6 to a larger extent than the "IPv4 wealthy" nations in the industrialized parts of the world.
99.99% of people won't have an IPv6 connection and can't be bothered to set up a tunnel. However it's still possible to play with IPv6 on your home network, and relatively simple too if you have at least one Linux box:
I have fully working IPv6 connectivity (10/10 by test-ipv6.com metrics), but ipv6day.org still fails for me. It seems that the problem is that there're no A/AAAA records:
$ host -t AAAA ipv6day.org
ipv6day.org has no AAAA record
$ host -t A ipv6day.org
ipv6day.org has no A record
$ host -t MX ipv6day.org
ipv6day.org mail is handled by 20 mail2.consulintel.es.
ipv6day.org mail is handled by 30 dns1.consulintel.com.
ipv6day.org mail is handled by 10 mail.consulintel.es.
$ host -t SOA ipv6day.org
ipv6day.org has SOA record ns1.euro6ix.com. dnsadmin.consulintel.es. 2010120100 86400 7200 2592000 172800
Comcast came by and ripped the cable off the pole at just about midnight exactly. I've had no internet connection since and have no idea if it'll be back on before the day is over. I'm on HN through my phone.
It's just a good opportunity to configure services and test how it works. Personally I had never touched anything ipv6 related before this spring. There was no real reason to (blame me). Now seems a good moment.
I think that's exactly the idea. If an annual nudge gets some folks to set up ipv6, then there is a steady increase in the size of the ipv6 network. For the most part, no one will have any reason to turn it off again the next day.
Before IPv6 day the majors were afraid to enable v6 and accidentally break 1% of their users (somehow). Hopefully once the day is past and the world didn't end, everyone will be comfortable rolling out v6 whenever they want.
Can anyone tell me why http://ipv6day.org is failing after a lengthy timeout, but http://www.ipv6day.org works? There are links to the non-www version in this article, so I assume it worked at some point.
Resolving AAAA records doesn't have much to do with IPv6 connectivity. The whole point today is to see what happens when clients receive AAAA records in addition to A records. If a misconfigured client thinks it can use IPv6 but can't, then the existence of that AAAA causes problems.
But i think it's real good that these big sites add aaaa records for today. Hopefully the results will show that the percentage of broken users is really small.
Someone has to start deploying ipv6 - either isps or content providers.
Well, there went my excuse. I tried to set up a tunnel the other day and couldn't get it to work, but this worked like a champ. I can proudly say my client now owns two of the few IPv6-enabled porn sites on the planet.
CloudFlare handled the DNS like a champ (although I did have to disable and re-enable acceleration for one of the domains to get it to work).