[nycbug-talk] More Macs mean higher IPv6 usage in US
skreuzer at exit2shell.com
Thu Nov 13 14:28:17 EST 2008
Interesting Read: http://tinyurl.com/6zma7k
Highlights from the Article:
"At the RIPE meeting in Dubai two weeks ago, Google presented results
from a study about how IPv6-capable "ordinary users" are. And the
results are surprising. While an earlier study by Arbor Networks
showed only 0.0026 percent of all traffic was IPv6 enabled, Google
determined that world wide, 0.238 percent of their users' systems have
IPv6 enabled and prefer to use IPv6 over IPv4 where possible. "
"The top five IPv6-using countries (that generate significant traffic)
are: Russia (0.76 percent), France (0.65 percent), Ukraine (0.64
percent), Norway (0.49 percent), and the US (0.45 percent). The notion
that IPv6 is much further along in Asia is apparently a myth: China
showed 0.24 percent IPv6-enabled users and Japan 0.15 percent."
"In the case of the US, the relatively high IPv6 penetration seems to
be the result of Apple's market share being much higher there than
elsewhere in the world. It turns out that no less than 52 percent of
all IPv6 users have a Mac and use 6to4. Apparently, those users have
an Airport Extreme Wi-Fi base station / home router, which has the
6to4 tunneling mechanism enabled."
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