IPv6 is the next big thing in networking, it’s going to solve all of our network addressing issues. At least, that’s what it’s been promising for the last two decades. So why hasn’t it lived up to the hype? The roundtable discusses the idea that administration is the biggest holdup to overall IPv6 adoption. Be sure to listen to figure out how we can get the the bright, shiny, happy place that is IPv6.
Marc Newlin and Chris Grayson found that using tools designed with IPv4 in mind don’t cut it for IPv6. They looked into the challenges of getting visibility into the vast array of possible addresses. In the end, they developed ipv666 to help solve the problem.
In this iteration of Gestalt Networking News:
– Monitoring Network Flows with Plixer
– The best of both worlds with Array Networks’ Flexible NFV
– A deep dive into Aruba’s new 8400 series switch
Plus Network Collective digs into networking history with Fred Baker!
I just found out that Google publishes IPv6 traffic numbers for Google users, going back through 2008. It shows what you expect, traffic as a percentage has steadily increased, it’s consistent but not exponential. Right now Google averages about 14% IPv6 since January. But there’s a weird phenomenon that I can’t explain.
In this weeks Networking News from Gestalt IT:
– Silver Peak’s End-to-End SD-WAN
– Intel’s Atom Bombs
– Dispelling IPv6 FUD
Plus more coverage from Networking Field Day, including looks at Nyansa and Kentik!
Ethan Banks wrote up a great overview for a general geeky audience on what IPv6 means to them. He did this is advance of his appearance on the Daily Tech News Show podcast, which is worth a listen to in its own right. But the next time you hear someone spewing some IPv6 FUD, shoot them this link.
Lindsay Hill comments on his blog: IPv6 adoption has been slow. But I think it’s reaching a tipping point. I’m very close to calling 2015 “The year of IPv6.” There’s plenty of people who won’t believe me, but the statistics are very interesting. You need to keep a close on eye on what the data […]
Michael Stump of the #eager0 comments: ICYMI: Dr. Vint Cerf delivered a keynote address to the HHS IPv6 Symposium at the National Library of Medicine at NIH this morning. Dr. Cerf’s contributions to the Internet are nearly unbelievable: he co-created TCP/IP, and can get away with saying things like, “When I turned the Internet on […]
David Gee of ipengineer.net comments: One of my biggest annoyances for a while has been the lack of interest in IPv6 in the UK. There just isn’t a thirst for it. I’m pretty convinced it’s down to lack of sales support by out coin operated fraternity of technology touting army of salesmen (and women). Justifications […]
Nick Buraglio of The Forwarding Plane comments: I’ve blathered on about BGP forever. Say what you will about the venerable protocol, it runs the interwebs, is reliable, extendable and well documented. I’ve also espoused ad nauseam about IPv6, so none of this [admitted] rant should really be a surprise coming from me. As of 8/12/2014, […]