[afripv6-discuss] A note about Yahoo
jhay at meraka.org.za
Mon Feb 11 14:46:05 SAST 2013
It looks like this is still not fixed? If one go to www.yahoo.com, you
get redirected to "http://za.yahoo.com/?p=us" and that reply with
"Your requested URL was not found."
If you look at the source, it looks like this:
<HEAD><TITLE>Not Found on Accelerator</TITLE></HEAD>
<BODY BGCOLOR="white" FGCOLOR="black">
Your requested URL was not found.</B></FONT>
<!-- default "Not Found on Accelerator" response (404) -->
So how does one go about getting Yahoo to fix it?
John Hay -- jhay at meraka.csir.co.za / jhay at FreeBSD.org
On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 11:31:29AM +0200, Andrew Alston wrote:
> Hi All,
> Recently it came to our attention that Yahoo had some rather severely broken
> IPv6 on the servers that .za was diverting to. NOTE: I do not know if this
> situation applies outside of South Africa since I'm not sure which servers
> Yahoo is redirecting other African users to.
> Basically though, they added quad-a DNS records to all of their servers.
> They then added the v6 addresses to their servers. Only. they didn't
> configure their webservers to actually display the pages via IPv6. So, if
> you browsed via IPv6 their webservers came back with a nice "This page can't
> be located" message. Because the IPv6 connectivity itself worked, there was
> also no fallback to v4.
> So, we queried Yahoo via their standard support channels. and received the
> most bizarre response I have ever seen, that summarized said "We don't
> support v6 on the frontend pages yet, we aren't going to remove the
> quad-a's, please tell your users to use ipv4.yahoo.com"
> Now, that's nothing short of insanity, especially when in our case, you're
> talking about telling 40 thousand+ students to use some other address to
> access Yahoo.
> At this point I escalated the issue to other people in Yahoo who seemed to
> have a fair bit more clue, and I've been informed that the issue should be
> resolved by sometime on Monday. But this is a note to anyone using native
> v6 and getting strange errors back from Yahoo, things are currently broken,
> and will only be fixed around Monday timeframe.
> I have to say, kinda disappointed to see this from a company as large as
> Yahoo who did such a good job in the world v6 day in promoting v6, because
> this kinda thing really hurts the deployment of IPv6, it makes people scared
> to move ahead and it's not what we need. At the same time, to the guys I
> eventually ended up being able to escalate to and who were helpful and
> attempted to assist me immediately, my sincere thanks.
> Andrew Alston
> Alston Networks - Owner
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