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So we survived the day pretty well. Yay for things going as they should ;)

A quick summary would be having one query regarding being unable to hit our test site and that turned out to be a browser issue at the client. The following counters from it (stats from around 15h00 SAST):

   2012-06-06  --  228 IPv4 only
   2012-06-06  --  5 Confused
   2012-06-06  --  1 Web Filter
   2012-06-06  --  46 Dual Stack - IPv6 Preferred
   2012-06-06  --  16 Dual Stack - IPv4 Preferred

Not bad, considering we only took it live sometime last night. Some other people didn’t get by quite so well on v6 day though. Yahoo was one of them. When trying to go to ‘www.yahoo.com’, we get redirected to ‘za.yahoo.com’ with the following DNS records:

vandali % host za.yahoo.com
za.yahoo.com is an alias for fd-fp2.wg1.b.yahoo.com.
fd-fp2.wg1.b.yahoo.com is an alias for ds-fp2.wg1.b.yahoo.com.
ds-fp2.wg1.b.yahoo.com is an alias for ds-any-fp2.wa1.b.yahoo.com.
ds-any-fp2.wa1.b.yahoo.com has address
ds-any-fp2.wa1.b.yahoo.com has IPv6 address 2a00:1288:f00e:1fe::3001
ds-any-fp2.wa1.b.yahoo.com has IPv6 address 2a00:1288:f006:1fe::3000
ds-any-fp2.wa1.b.yahoo.com has IPv6 address 2a00:1288:f006:1fe::3001
ds-any-fp2.wa1.b.yahoo.com has IPv6 address 2a00:1288:f00e:1fe::3000

This then blows up at one of their Accelerators:

Worth a slight thought, since Yahoo actually appears to see use over much of Africa.

All said and done, a fairly good day. Didn’t notice any major blowouts elsewhere in the internet (although I should note I wasn’t tracking all news), and I look forward to some write-ups by the usual people (Renesys, HE, Evilrouters, etc) in the next few days. We appear to remain one of the most well-connected IPv6 ISPs in South Africa, and in a pretty good position overall.