The World IPv6 Day is upon us.
A handful of everyday web services such as Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, Akamai, and Limelight Networks, have turned on the use of IPv6 addresses for their servers and/or load balancers, but only for the next 24 hours or so.
Why don’t you have a look the dashboard set up by the Internet Society?
Here’s Google’s IPv6 address:
$ host www.google.com www.google.com is an alias for www.l.google.com. www.l.google.com has address 184.108.40.206 www.l.google.com has address 220.127.116.11 www.l.google.com has address 18.104.22.168 www.l.google.com has address 22.214.171.124 www.l.google.com has address 126.96.36.199 www.l.google.com has address 188.8.131.52 www.l.google.com has IPv6 address 2a00:1450:4008:c00::63
And here’s Facebook’s:
$ host www.facebook.com www.facebook.com has address 184.108.40.206 www.facebook.com has IPv6 address 2620:0:1c08:4000:face:b00c:0:3
Yahoo! has thrown in a handful of IPv6 addresses:
$ host www.yahoo.com www.yahoo.com is an alias for fpfd.wa1.b.yahoo.com. fpfd.wa1.b.yahoo.com has address 220.127.116.11 fpfd.wa1.b.yahoo.com has address 18.104.22.168 fpfd.wa1.b.yahoo.com has IPv6 address 2a00:1288:f006:1fe::3001 fpfd.wa1.b.yahoo.com has IPv6 address 2a00:1288:f00e:1fe::3000 fpfd.wa1.b.yahoo.com has IPv6 address 2a00:1288:f00e:1fe::3001 fpfd.wa1.b.yahoo.com has IPv6 address 2a00:1288:f006:1fe::3000
Yes baby, let the good times roll.