Tuesday, June 7, 2011

world ipv6 day in 7 hours

Just one hour left for the clock to touch midnight.After that,there'll be a new day-8th june.This day was announced as world ipv6 day almost 6 months back by major online companies.On this day,lots of servers will use ipv6 instead of ipv4.My service provider does not support ipv6(BSNL has zero compatibility with ipv6 protocol) as mentioned in the article.Just checked it now and its still not supporting.
So a bit worried,though google is assuring (as quoted below)--
About 24 hours from now, at midnight UTC on June 8 (Tuesday afternoon in the U.S., Wednesday morning in Asia), all the participants will enable IPv6 on their main websites for 24 hours. For Google, this will mean virtually all our services, including Search, Gmail, YouTube and many more, will be available over IPv6.

In all likelihood, you won’t even notice the test. The vast majority (99.95%) of people will be able to access services without interruption: either they’ll connect over IPv6, or their systems will successfully fall back to IPv4. However, as with any next-generation technology, there may be teething pains. We estimate that .05% of systems may fail to fall back to IPv4, so some people may find Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Bing and other participating websites slow or unresponsive on World IPv6 Day. This is often due to misconfigured or misbehaving home networking equipment, such as home routers, that can make a computer think it has IPv6 connectivity when in fact it’s not working.