[afripv6-discuss] IPv6 rollout…

maina.noah at ipv6.or.tz maina.noah at ipv6.or.tz
Tue Jul 31 14:40:58 SAST 2012


Great work and we the afro netizens are excited to see more v6 adoption
going on in the continent. I will also be happy to share some exciting
succes stories from an ISP point of view for one of the operators in
Tanzania who are now dual-stack and all network nodes and servers running
both v4 and v6 and even selling v6 termination and Transit to downstream



> Hi Guys,
> So, while i'll be sending out a lot more data soon, with a lot more
> information on exactly what we did and how we did it etc, I thought  I
> would share some news that I for one found rather exciting.
> Yesterday evening starting at around 7pm one of the South African
> universities turned up IPv6, in a fairly consistent manner.  Now, I'm not
> talking about turning up IPv6 on a few servers, I'm talking about
> integrating it into every part of their network.  By 2:30am this morning
> it was running on all their proxy servers, all their residence networks,
> the wireless networks, all the lab PC's and a good portion of the staff
> network.  The topology used was identical to that of the IPv4, and as the
> rest of the network is migrated to the new IPv4 topology V6 will be
> implemented on everything in dual stack along side that as well.
> Now, here is where things get interesting, another network dual stacked is
> no real news, so lets talk about traffic levels.
> The University in question is now running anywhere between 30 to 50
> percent of its internet traffic on IPv6, and its working flawlessly so
> far.  So flawlessly infact that even with Apple's default implementation
> of Happy Eyeballs that tests RTT and defaults to v4 if the v6 latency is
> higher, the apples we tested on running lion and mountain lion were still
> choosing ipv6 most of the time.
> I am not going to say this little rollout has been easy though, we had to
> rearchitecture the entire network (that had to happen anyway for various
> reasons), and we added the v6 as part of that project.  It would not have
> been possible to do that without first getting our hands on another /15
> worth of IPv4 space though to allow that rearchitecturing to happen
> properly.
> As I said though, in coming days we'll write up what we did with a lot
> more detail and send through some graphs and other information, I just had
> to share the fact that we're seeing at points half the traffic on a
> standard university coming in from the internet over ipv6!
> Thanks
> Andrew Alston
> Network Consultant_______________________________________________
> afripv6-discuss mailing list
> afripv6-discuss at afrinic.net
> https://lists.afrinic.net/mailman/listinfo.cgi/afripv6-discuss

More information about the afripv6-discuss mailing list