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IPv6 usage in UK lagging behind our major global competitors

By: Trefor Davies | Monday, 14 October, 2013

This graph of  percentage IPv6 adoption by country as of today, 14th October 2013, was extracted from potaroo.net. It shows the percentage of internet users in each country using IPv6. You can get the exact numbers from potaroo. The UK’s 34th place suggests we are seriously lagging behind. OK we can look at it in terms of actual numbers...

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IPv6 traffic hits 2% of traffic at Google

By: Trefor Davies | Friday, 27 September, 2013

IPv6 came up in conversation over lunch this week. Google reports that up to 2% of traffic to its servers are IPv6. It took about 4 1/2 years for IPv6 to hit 1% which it did around February of this year and I guess another 7 months or so to then double (timeframes are imprecise because I’m interpreting a...

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#WorldIPv6day marked with industry summit in UK

By: Trefor Davies | Wednesday, 8 June, 2011

Just come out of committee room 19 at the House of Commons where a “summit” was held to discuss the state of IPv6 readiness of UK plc. The summit was chaired by Ed Vaizey, Internet minister and together with Timico had representatives of the other top network operators aka BT and Virgin. The mix was enhanced by Cisco, Nominet,...

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APNIC starts to ration IPv4 addresses #ipv6

By: Trefor Davies | Friday, 15 April, 2011

The Asia Pacific Regional Registry APNIC has, as of today, begun to ration IPv4 addresses. Down to its last /8 block (around 16 million addresses) APNIC will now only be issuing  existing users with /22 blocks of 1,024 addresses and is urging its customers to accelerate their adoption of IPv6. European registry, RIPE, is expected to be down to...

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testing your endpoint for ipv6 readiness

By: Trefor Davies | Monday, 4 April, 2011

IPv6 is very much in vogue at the moment.  test-ipv6.com is a useful site you can visit that tells you how prepared you/your connection/your ISP are for IPv6. I’ve run some tests on two connections for you to compare the results. One is IPv4 only and the other dual stack IPv4/IPv6. The difference is self explanatory. The site itself...

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The Day The Routers Died – official video #ipv6

By: Trefor Davies | Monday, 28 March, 2011

This is the official video of the song “The Day The Routers Died” sung by Gary Feldman at Last week’s “Move over IPv4 Bring on IPv6″ event in Covent Garden, London

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The day we nearly lost the internet #ipv6

By: Trefor Davies | Wednesday, 23 March, 2011

Euphoric from the success of bringonipv6.com we hit the town in London last night. Adrian Kennard of AAISP had brought along his “internet in a box” as a laugh. For those of you not in the know the TV programme “IT Crowd” have a box with a flashing LED light on top of it that they tell their manager...

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bringonipv6 event London Transport Museum #ipv6

By: Trefor Davies | Wednesday, 23 March, 2011

We have moved over IPv4 and brought on IPv6. Last night’s event at the London Transport Museum turned out to be a raging success. 300 or so people queued around the Piazza at Covent Garden to get in. Many more were watching the IPv6 twitter hashtag which had 1,235,715 impressions with exposure to 250,000 people. That’s a huge reach....

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Bit Nibble Byte Chomp – a call to action

By: Trefor Davies | Tuesday, 22 March, 2011

As we count the minutes down to the Move Over IPv4 Bring on IPv6 party tonight it seems appropriate to talk about nibbles. We will all be familiar with bits (0/1) and bytes (8 bits). You may even know that 4 bits is a nibble or a single Hexadecimal digit which makes a byte two Hexadecimal digits. IPv4 is...

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Final lineup for Bring on IPv6 party

By: Trefor Davies | Tuesday, 15 March, 2011

I am pleased nay thrilled to announce the final line up for the Bring on IPv6 bash. Opening remarks Trefor Davies CTO & co-founder Timico Introductory speech Ed Vaizey MP,  Minister for Communication, Culture and the Creative  Industries IPv4 retrospective UK internet pioneer Prof Peter Kirstein UCL IPv6 scene setting Simon McCalla, IT Director, Nominet IPv6 Panel Debate “Should...

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Moveover IPv4 Bring on #IPv6 Party

By: Trefor Davies | Thursday, 17 February, 2011

We are marking the end of the internet as we know it with a celebratory event on the evening of 22nd March at the Highly Prestigious London Transport Museum in Covent Garden. This gig isn’t just to bury IPv4 though. It is also a serious look at where the world is at with the roll out of IPv6. If...

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Significant IPv4 announcement to be made in Miami tomorrow #IPv6

By: Trefor Davies | Wednesday, 2 February, 2011

Those of you who have been following the countdown to exhaustion of the IPv4 address space will want to tune in to a webcast coming out of Miami tomorrow at 9.30 EST (GMT+5hrs). It is an open secret that this will be the IANA handover of the last 5   /8 blocks of IPv4 addresses. We in the UK will be marking this important milestone...

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Last 2 IPv4 blocks allocated – STOP PRESS

By: Trefor Davies | Tuesday, 1 February, 2011

The last two available /8 blocks of IPv4 addresses have been allocated by IANA to APNIC.  This takes the remaining total down to 5 which means the IPv4 address pool is effectively exhausted. The last 5 are spoken for. There are no more. That’s it :). I’m holding off crying “history, history” until the remaining 5 are allocated.  This...

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OMG the internet is about to run out of addresses what should I do?

By: Trefor Davies | Monday, 17 January, 2011

Media interest in IPv6 last week prompted a few questions, notably on twitter, regarding whether people should worry about the IPv4 address pool exhaustion. It would be easy to make noise and attract attention by saying “OMG yes – you should worry”. After all it is a fairly momentous event –> “The End of The Internet As We Know...

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The end of #IPv4 and the coming of #IPv6 – exclusive interview with The Young Journalist Academy

By: Trefor Davies | Monday, 17 January, 2011

Over the past few days I have had a flurry of media interviews on the subject of the exhaustion of the IANA IPv4 address pool and the advent of IPv6. This is increasingly going to be a talking point during 2011. The biggest problem in linking to these interviews is that they are usually on the BBC and typically...

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The road to IPv6 – or how to avoid the IPv4 Apocalypse

By: Trefor Davies | Tuesday, 7 December, 2010

A paper by Trefor Davies and Chris Nicholls The Problem Regular readers of this blog will know that we, the world, are about to run out of the IPv4 addresses that are absolutely crucial to the running of the internet. This notionally apocalyptic event is almost certain to happen over the next three months, maybe even two. The allocation...

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Top IPv6 websites – none of the big guys in it

By: tref | Tuesday, 7 September, 2010

Work done by Mike Leber of Timico peering partner Hurricane Electric suggests that of the Alexa top 1 million domains only 2136 of them are IPv6 ready – that is to say they are running native IPv6. With less than a year to go ot IPv4 exhaustion this suggests there is still much to be done. It is brought...

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Is black market for IPv4 blocks imminent?

By: Trefor Davies | Tuesday, 17 August, 2010

Whilst I was on holiday the IPv4 Exhaustion counter ticked down another digit to 5% or 14 /8 blocks . Nov 16 2009 10% – dropped through 400,000,000 mark Jan 20th 9% Feb 25th 8% May 10th 7% June 2nd 6% August 5% Currently we seem to be using a /8 block every three weeks. With 9 blocks left...

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IPv6 on the Timico core

By: Trefor Davies | Thursday, 25 February, 2010

As the clock continues to tick on the IPv4 exhaustion counter I note that we have dropped down to 8% of addresses remaining.  I don’t know when this happened but I certainly get the feeling at as we approach the end it is speeding up – I was expecting it to slow down as people conserve address space. Anyway I’m...

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IPv4 exhaustion date is Sept 5th 2011

By: Trefor Davies | Wednesday, 20 January, 2010

I note that the number of available IPv4 addresses has dropped below the 10% mark. This is displayed on the counter on the right hand column of this blog but it took a link to the Number Resource Org on Facebook to alert me to the fact. This year should see an intensification of efforts to move to the full...

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IPv6 DNS progress

By: Trefor Davies | Monday, 26 October, 2009

IPv6 is on my mind and we have been busy in the background getting ready for the big day. You will have noticed the countdown timer on the bottom right of this blog. Time is marching on. This last week we have been working on our IPv6 DNS capability. DNS is one of the first steps on the road to IPv6...

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LINX64

By: Trefor Davies | Monday, 16 February, 2009

Timico is a member of LINX, or the London Internet Exchange. Linx is a not for profit  meeting point in London where ISPs and network operators meet to peer their traffic, ie to share their connectivity with one another. It is a sign of the pace of growth in internet related activity that membership of LINX rose  in 2008 to 308,...

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IPv4 – the end is nigh?!

By: Trefor Davies | Thursday, 22 January, 2009

The IPv4 situation is already known to geeks everywhere. This is the protocol version that has been used by IP networks everywhere since the year dot (approximately). The number of IPv4 addresses the world can use is fixed because these addresses use 4 Bytes of data. The growth in IP networks everywhere is consuming IPv4 addresses at lightning speed. This is not new...

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IPv6 usage in UK lagging behind our major global competitors

By: Trefor Davies | Monday, 14 October, 2013

This graph of  percentage IPv6 adoption by country as of today, 14th October 2013, was extracted from potaroo.net. It shows the percentage of internet users in each country using IPv6. You can get the exact numbers from potaroo. The UK’s 34th place suggests we are seriously lagging behind. OK we can look at it in terms of actual numbers...

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IPv6 traffic hits 2% of traffic at Google

By: Trefor Davies | Friday, 27 September, 2013

IPv6 came up in conversation over lunch this week. Google reports that up to 2% of traffic to its servers are IPv6. It took about 4 1/2 years for IPv6 to hit 1% which it did around February of this year and I guess another 7 months or so to then double (timeframes are imprecise because I’m interpreting a...

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#WorldIPv6day marked with industry summit in UK

By: Trefor Davies | Wednesday, 8 June, 2011

Just come out of committee room 19 at the House of Commons where a “summit” was held to discuss the state of IPv6 readiness of UK plc. The summit was chaired by Ed Vaizey, Internet minister and together with Timico had representatives of the other top network operators aka BT and Virgin. The mix was enhanced by Cisco, Nominet,...

0
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APNIC starts to ration IPv4 addresses #ipv6

By: Trefor Davies | Friday, 15 April, 2011

The Asia Pacific Regional Registry APNIC has, as of today, begun to ration IPv4 addresses. Down to its last /8 block (around 16 million addresses) APNIC will now only be issuing  existing users with /22 blocks of 1,024 addresses and is urging its customers to accelerate their adoption of IPv6. European registry, RIPE, is expected to be down to...

0
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testing your endpoint for ipv6 readiness

By: Trefor Davies | Monday, 4 April, 2011

IPv6 is very much in vogue at the moment.  test-ipv6.com is a useful site you can visit that tells you how prepared you/your connection/your ISP are for IPv6. I’ve run some tests on two connections for you to compare the results. One is IPv4 only and the other dual stack IPv4/IPv6. The difference is self explanatory. The site itself...

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Engineerinternetipv6

The Day The Routers Died – official video #ipv6

By: Trefor Davies | Monday, 28 March, 2011

This is the official video of the song “The Day The Routers Died” sung by Gary Feldman at Last week’s “Move over IPv4 Bring on IPv6″ event in Covent Garden, London

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The day we nearly lost the internet #ipv6

By: Trefor Davies | Wednesday, 23 March, 2011

Euphoric from the success of bringonipv6.com we hit the town in London last night. Adrian Kennard of AAISP had brought along his “internet in a box” as a laugh. For those of you not in the know the TV programme “IT Crowd” have a box with a flashing LED light on top of it that they tell their manager...

0
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bringonipv6 event London Transport Museum #ipv6

By: Trefor Davies | Wednesday, 23 March, 2011

We have moved over IPv4 and brought on IPv6. Last night’s event at the London Transport Museum turned out to be a raging success. 300 or so people queued around the Piazza at Covent Garden to get in. Many more were watching the IPv6 twitter hashtag which had 1,235,715 impressions with exposure to 250,000 people. That’s a huge reach....

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Bit Nibble Byte Chomp – a call to action

By: Trefor Davies | Tuesday, 22 March, 2011

As we count the minutes down to the Move Over IPv4 Bring on IPv6 party tonight it seems appropriate to talk about nibbles. We will all be familiar with bits (0/1) and bytes (8 bits). You may even know that 4 bits is a nibble or a single Hexadecimal digit which makes a byte two Hexadecimal digits. IPv4 is...

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Final lineup for Bring on IPv6 party

By: Trefor Davies | Tuesday, 15 March, 2011

I am pleased nay thrilled to announce the final line up for the Bring on IPv6 bash. Opening remarks Trefor Davies CTO & co-founder Timico Introductory speech Ed Vaizey MP,  Minister for Communication, Culture and the Creative  Industries IPv4 retrospective UK internet pioneer Prof Peter Kirstein UCL IPv6 scene setting Simon McCalla, IT Director, Nominet IPv6 Panel Debate “Should...

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Moveover IPv4 Bring on #IPv6 Party

By: Trefor Davies | Thursday, 17 February, 2011

We are marking the end of the internet as we know it with a celebratory event on the evening of 22nd March at the Highly Prestigious London Transport Museum in Covent Garden. This gig isn’t just to bury IPv4 though. It is also a serious look at where the world is at with the roll out of IPv6. If...

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Significant IPv4 announcement to be made in Miami tomorrow #IPv6

By: Trefor Davies | Wednesday, 2 February, 2011

Those of you who have been following the countdown to exhaustion of the IPv4 address space will want to tune in to a webcast coming out of Miami tomorrow at 9.30 EST (GMT+5hrs). It is an open secret that this will be the IANA handover of the last 5   /8 blocks of IPv4 addresses. We in the UK will be marking this important milestone...

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Last 2 IPv4 blocks allocated – STOP PRESS

By: Trefor Davies | Tuesday, 1 February, 2011

The last two available /8 blocks of IPv4 addresses have been allocated by IANA to APNIC.  This takes the remaining total down to 5 which means the IPv4 address pool is effectively exhausted. The last 5 are spoken for. There are no more. That’s it :). I’m holding off crying “history, history” until the remaining 5 are allocated.  This...

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internet

OMG the internet is about to run out of addresses what should I do?

By: Trefor Davies | Monday, 17 January, 2011

Media interest in IPv6 last week prompted a few questions, notably on twitter, regarding whether people should worry about the IPv4 address pool exhaustion. It would be easy to make noise and attract attention by saying “OMG yes – you should worry”. After all it is a fairly momentous event –> “The End of The Internet As We Know...

0
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The end of #IPv4 and the coming of #IPv6 – exclusive interview with The Young Journalist Academy

By: Trefor Davies | Monday, 17 January, 2011

Over the past few days I have had a flurry of media interviews on the subject of the exhaustion of the IANA IPv4 address pool and the advent of IPv6. This is increasingly going to be a talking point during 2011. The biggest problem in linking to these interviews is that they are usually on the BBC and typically...

0
CloudEngineerinternetipv6

The road to IPv6 – or how to avoid the IPv4 Apocalypse

By: Trefor Davies | Tuesday, 7 December, 2010

A paper by Trefor Davies and Chris Nicholls The Problem Regular readers of this blog will know that we, the world, are about to run out of the IPv4 addresses that are absolutely crucial to the running of the internet. This notionally apocalyptic event is almost certain to happen over the next three months, maybe even two. The allocation...

0
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Top IPv6 websites – none of the big guys in it

By: tref | Tuesday, 7 September, 2010

Work done by Mike Leber of Timico peering partner Hurricane Electric suggests that of the Alexa top 1 million domains only 2136 of them are IPv6 ready – that is to say they are running native IPv6. With less than a year to go ot IPv4 exhaustion this suggests there is still much to be done. It is brought...

0
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Is black market for IPv4 blocks imminent?

By: Trefor Davies | Tuesday, 17 August, 2010

Whilst I was on holiday the IPv4 Exhaustion counter ticked down another digit to 5% or 14 /8 blocks . Nov 16 2009 10% – dropped through 400,000,000 mark Jan 20th 9% Feb 25th 8% May 10th 7% June 2nd 6% August 5% Currently we seem to be using a /8 block every three weeks. With 9 blocks left...

0
Engineerinternetipv6

IPv6 on the Timico core

By: Trefor Davies | Thursday, 25 February, 2010

As the clock continues to tick on the IPv4 exhaustion counter I note that we have dropped down to 8% of addresses remaining.  I don’t know when this happened but I certainly get the feeling at as we approach the end it is speeding up – I was expecting it to slow down as people conserve address space. Anyway I’m...

0
Engineerinternet

IPv4 exhaustion date is Sept 5th 2011

By: Trefor Davies | Wednesday, 20 January, 2010

I note that the number of available IPv4 addresses has dropped below the 10% mark. This is displayed on the counter on the right hand column of this blog but it took a link to the Number Resource Org on Facebook to alert me to the fact. This year should see an intensification of efforts to move to the full...

0
dnsEngineerinternetipv6

IPv6 DNS progress

By: Trefor Davies | Monday, 26 October, 2009

IPv6 is on my mind and we have been busy in the background getting ready for the big day. You will have noticed the countdown timer on the bottom right of this blog. Time is marching on. This last week we have been working on our IPv6 DNS capability. DNS is one of the first steps on the road to IPv6...

0
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LINX64

By: Trefor Davies | Monday, 16 February, 2009

Timico is a member of LINX, or the London Internet Exchange. Linx is a not for profit  meeting point in London where ISPs and network operators meet to peer their traffic, ie to share their connectivity with one another. It is a sign of the pace of growth in internet related activity that membership of LINX rose  in 2008 to 308,...

0
Engineerinternet

IPv4 – the end is nigh?!

By: Trefor Davies | Thursday, 22 January, 2009

The IPv4 situation is already known to geeks everywhere. This is the protocol version that has been used by IP networks everywhere since the year dot (approximately). The number of IPv4 addresses the world can use is fixed because these addresses use 4 Bytes of data. The growth in IP networks everywhere is consuming IPv4 addresses at lightning speed. This is not new...

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