World's Biggest Interop Test
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Welcome to IPv6 Day, arguably the world's biggest interoperability test. For 24 hours on June 8th, participating ISPs and web sites will enable their services for both IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity. The goal of this world wide connectivity test is simply, well, to find out what happens. So far there have been no reports of any major problems. The light's haven't dimmed, Nothing has crashed. So far it looks like IPv6 Day is shaping up to be as quiet as the Y2K Day.
IBM has long been involved in the IPv6 movement, actively participating in the IETF task force that developed the IPv6 standard. And IBM has already invested years of development effort to ensure its products support IPv6. So when the day comes to turn on IPv6 permanently, IBM will be ready for it.
The number of things that had to come together to get the Internet to IPv6 boggles my mind. Years of standards planning, of software development, deployment and configuration of the DNS systems have gone into this milestone event. And at some point there's nothing to do to put the code out there and test its compliance to the standard and to test its compliance against other implementations. To steal a phrase from the A-Team, "I love it when a plan comes together!"