Procera participated with a number of our customers in the World IPv6 day, which occurred on 8 June 2011. World IPv6 Day was a global-scale test flight of IPv6 sponsored by the Internet Society. The primary goal of the event was to motivate organizations across the industry — Internet service providers, hardware makers, operating system vendors and web companies — to prepare their networks and associated IP services for IPv6 connectivity and to ensure a successful transition as IPv4 address space runs out. Many web companies and other industry players enabled IPv6 on their main websites for a 24 hour period (and many will maintain their IPv6 presence going forward.
Procera has been monitoring IPv6 deployments for some of our customers for months, and have been watching the trends on IPv6 networks in anticipation of this event. There has been a steady (although low volume) amount of IPv6 traffic on most consumer broadband networks for quite a long time, namely driven by the ability of applications like uTorrent to utilize IPv6 over Teredo (if the OS supports IPv6) to improve the ability of the application to hide from detection and complicate tracking. Read more [+]