[nycbug-talk] 4 Root Name Servers go IPv6

Steven Kreuzer skreuzer at exit2shell.com
Thu Jan 3 16:32:07 EST 2008


I was going to reply to Ray's email, but I figured even though it was
related to IPv6, its offtopic enough from his question to start a new


>From the article:

Just before year's end, ICANN/IANA sent out a short message saying that
"on 4 February 2008, IANA will add AAAA records for the IPv6 addresses
of the four root servers whose operators have requested it." The
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is mostly
responsible for the global Domain Name System, the Internet Assigned
Numbers Authority (IANA) is the part of ICANN. That means that as of
February 4, 2008, it will (theoretically) be possible for two IPv6 hosts
to communicate across the IPv6 Internet without having to rely on any
IPv4 infrastructure

We may be getting closer to being able to ping6 your microwave
from your iphone

Steven Kreuzer

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