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Big day for IPv6 - 1% native penetration



On Nov 20, 2012, at 11:42 , Mike Jones <mike at mikejones.in> wrote:
> On 20 November 2012 16:05, Patrick W. Gilmore <patrick at ianai.net> wrote:
>> On Nov 20, 2012, at 08:45 , Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> It is entirely possible that Google's numbers are artificially low for a number
>>> of reasons.
>> 
>> AMS-IX publishes stats too:
>>        <https://stats.ams-ix.net/sflow/>
>> 
>> This is probably a better view of overall percentage on the Internet than a specific company's content.  It shows order of 0.5%.
>> 
>> Why do you think Google's numbers are lower than the real total?
>> 
> 
> They are also different stats which is why they give such different numbers.
> 
> In a theoretical world with evenly distributed traffic patterns if 1%
> of users were IPv6 enabled it would require 100% of content to be IPv6
> enabled before your traffic stats would show 1% of traffic going over
> IPv6.
> 
> If these figures are representative (google saying 1% of users and
> AMSIX saying 0.5% of traffic) then it would indicate that dual stacked
> users can push ~50% of their traffic over IPv6. If this is even close
> to reality then that would be quite an achievement.

There is even more complexity.  Remember the 6-to-4 stuff?  Suppose a user on Network A used a tunnel broker on HE, and his traffic passed over AMS-IX encapsulated in v4?  He would show up as v4 to AMS-IX and v6 to Google.

Lies, damned lies, and graphs. :)

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TTFN,
patrick