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    How ready are we for IPv6?

    The 8th June 2011 could be an interesting day for the internet as some of the big websites and services do an IPv6 test day.

    When the clock hits midnight on Wednesday, June 8 UTC, World IPv6 day begins. Many Web destinations—including the four most popular (Google, Facebook, YouTube, and Yahoo)—will become reachable over IPv6 for 24 hours.
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    If you're interested in testing just how ready your ISP is, try this link.

    I'm currently connected via Cell C and it tests out fine except for their DNS resolver which doesn't pass muster. Fortunately according to the technical blurb on this particular test:

    This is a test of your ISP's resolver (instead of a test of your host). If this test passes, your DNS server (often run by your ISP) is capable of reaching IPV6-only DNS authoritative servers on the Internet. This is not critical (at this time) for you to reach sites via IPv6.
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    Well here is mine and MTN will probably only wake up after the fact as always
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    Just tested from work.

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    Not good, but seeing as I'm testing through an 8 year old router that has never heard of IPv6, I'm not surprised.

    If you are testing from within your LAN, that is what you are testing. If you want to test your ISP I suggest you'll need to plug in directly to your modem.
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    Exceptionally bad through Verison:
    Test with IPv4 DNS record slow (7.349s) using ipv4
    Test with IPv6 DNS record bad (0.009s)
    Test with Dual Stack DNS record slow (8.450s) using ipv4
    Test for Dual Stack DNS and large packet slow (8.510s) using ipv4
    Test IPv4 without DNS slow (6.336s) using ipv4
    Test IPv6 without DNS bad (0.006s)
    Test IPv6 large packet bad (0.006s)
    Test if your ISP's DNS server uses IPv6 bad (0.006s)
    Even worse on my Vodacom connection
    Test with IPv4 DNS record ok (1.642s) using ipv4
    Test with IPv6 DNS record timeout (5.578s)
    Test with Dual Stack DNS record ok (1.622s) using ipv4
    Test for Dual Stack DNS and large packet ok (1.940s) using ipv4
    Test IPv4 without DNS ok (1.240s) using ipv4
    Test IPv6 without DNS bad (0.007s)
    Test IPv6 large packet bad (0.007s)
    Test if your ISP's DNS server uses IPv6 timeout (15.004s)
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