IPv6 Performance

Every so often I hear the claim that some service or other does not support IPv6 not because of some technical issue, or some cost or business issue, but simply because the service operator is of the view that IPv6 offers an inferior level service as compared to IPv4, and…


Revising Apple and IPv6

A few weeks ago I wrote about Apple’s IPv6 announcements at the Apple Developers Conference. While I thought that in IPv6 terms Apple gets it, the story was not complete and there were a number of aspects of Apple’s systems that were not quite there with IPv6. So I gave…


Changes to the Way We Measure IPv6

For some years at APNIC Labs we have been conducting measurement experiments concerning the extent of use of IPv6 using a technique of embedding the measurements within the advertisement using Adobe Flash. The results of this measurement are fed into a set of measurement web resources at http://stats.labs.apnic.net/ipv6. The use…


An Update on IPv6

In the coming weeks another Regional Internet Registry will reach into its inventory of available IPv4 addresses to hand out and it will find that there is nothing left. This is by no means a surprise, and the depletion of IPv4 addresses in the Internet could be seen as one…


Apple and IPv6

It’s Apple’s Developers Conference time again, and in amongst the various announcements was week, in the “Platforms Status of the Union” presentation was the mention of IPv6. Sebastien Marineau, Apple’s VP of Core OS told the conference that as far as IPv4 addresses are concerned exhaustion “is finally here”, noting…


The Internet of Stupid Things

In those circles where Internet prognostications abound and policy makers flock to hear grand visions of the future, we often hear about the boundless future represented by “The Internet of Things”. This phrase encompasses some decades of the computing industry’s transition from computers as esoteric piece of engineering affordable only…


Some Internet Measurements

At APNIC Labs we’ve been working on developing a new approach to navigating through some of our data sets the describe aspects of IPv6 deployment, the use of DNSSEC and some measurements relating to the current state of BGP.


OECD and IPv6 – A Public Policy Perspective on IPv6

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the OECD, is a widely referenced and respected source of objective economic data and comparative studies of national economies and economic performance. The organization has a very impressive track record of high quality research and a justified reputation of excellence in its publications,…


A Year in the Life

On the 6th June 2012 we held the World IPv6 Launch Day. Unlike the IPv6 event of the previous year, World IPv6 Day, where the aim was to switch on IPv6 on as many major online services as possible, the 2012 program was somewhat different. This time the effort was…


APNIC Labs IPv6 Measurement System

For some years now at APNIC Labs we’ve been conducting a measurement exercise intended to measure the extent to which IPv6 is being deployed in the Internet. This is not a measurement of IPv6 traffic volumes, nor of IPv6 routes, nor of IPv6-capable servers. This is a measurement of the…