Written by and posted on behalf of Tony Hill, IPv6Now.
Yesterday the world trialled the ‘new Internet’, the new address system that will open up the future of the Internet allowing you to have an address for every device in the home – your phone, TV, baby monitor, computer, and, with smart labels, even your wine bottles. But will it also break your Internet connection?
How did it work? We tested IPv6 with two Sydney schools: Waverley College and Wollondilly Anglican College
Here’s my thoughts on how it went.
IPv6Now exposed its reputation to the most critical possible test, simultaneous IPv6 access by two groups of school students today, as part of World IPv6 Day.
“I watched the test with some nervousness”, said Tony Hill, Managing Director, IPv6Now. “The result was a resounding success and proof that our years of Internet engineering have paid off.”
IPv6Now provides IPv6 infrastructure and support to Studentnet® that delivers network facilities to more than 11,000 school students in Australia. IPv6 is provided to the schools without re-engineering of their existing IPv4 architecture or adjustment of their ISP or hosting arrangements.
“Studentnet designed a structured set of activities for the school students to work through on the Day”, said Kevin Karp, Managing Director of Studentnet. “We tried to make this test as rigorous as possible, but after the students worked through the structured exercise, they just went for it, especially with video downloads!”
“The reaction of the schools and teachers was highly positive from an educational point of view”, said Kevin Karp. “The schools – Waverley College and Wollondilly Anglican College – reported that there were strong educational benefits for the individual students and they appreciated smooth, small-footprint implementation of IPv6 on their networks.”
Key elements of the IPv6Now infrastructure held up without fault during this crucial operational testing phase for the IPv6 Internet, including our gogoSERVER that hosts user linkages and manages their access to the IPv6 Internet, and our dual international upstream connection architecture.
See our media release about IPv6 Day at http://www.scienceinpublic.com.au/media-releases/will-the-internet-work-for-you-on-wednesday
Written by and posted for Tony Hill, IPv6Now, www.ipv6now.com.au
Images of Year 11 students from Waverley College and Year 6 students from Wollondilly Anglican College testing IPv6 to the breaking-point on World IPv6 Day, 8 June 2011