Saturday, March 29, 2008

Google and IPv6

This is a bit of a blast from the past, but I have been wondering what is brewing with IPv6....

http://blogs.zdnet.com/Google/?p=241


(for your reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPv6)

It turns out that on "On March 12th, 2008, Google launched an IPv6 version of www.google.com, the most visited page on the Internet, under an alternative host name (ipv6.google.com) -- however that site is a dead link now.

...interesting to keep an eye on, and become familiar with if you're looking ahead...

UPDATE (3/30/08): try this inside your terminal:

bash-3.2$ traceroute6 -n ipv6.google.com

Thanks to Derek Morr for his comment straightening me out. :) Incidentally, he has some informative reads: http://www.personal.psu.edu/dvm105/blogs/ipv6/

1 comment:

Derek Morr said...

http://ipv6.google.com/ is most certainly not a dead link. It still works fine -- provided that you have an IPv6 connection.