Don't hesitate, dive in! #TipsFor6 Recap
Over the last few weeks, we’ve been asking you to share your best tips for deploying IPv6. You responded with some great suggestions! Here’s a wrap-up featuring some of the best #TipsFor6 we received. Thank you for your generous participation. We’ve been touting the importance of deploying IPv6 for years now, so we love having some fresh voices in the mix. Enjoy the tips below, and if you didn’t have the chance to participate, we’re always listening. Tweet us @TeamARIN using #TipsFor6 any time with your best tip!
#IPv6 #TipsFor6 I wish we had engaged our enterprise applications teams earlier in the process to get them on board and help iron out issues in a dev environment. #VT
— Brian Jones (@brianjusa) March 7, 2018
Don't approach IPv6 subnetting and networking with an IPv4 mindset. Take the opportunity to build a solid foundation. #TipsFor6
— Christopher Cain (@MarloweCain) February 28, 2018
My first tip is to ask all the Networking guys to enable IPv6 on their home ADSL routers. Go from there… https://t.co/QxVB4PidO5
— Thomas Lee (@doctordns) February 28, 2018
#TipsFor6 If you enable #IPv6 on something, make sure you run IPv6 yourself so you can see when it’s broken.https://t.co/yWwGdVyNiJ
— Torbjörn Eklöv (@tobbe_interlan) February 27, 2018
If your upstream can’t provide you IPv6, time for a new upstream. #Tipsfor6
— Ian McLaughlin (@erazmus) March 2, 2018
Subnet IPv6 networks at nibble boundaries to make it easier for us humans to understand. #TipsFor6
— Kristopher Minnich (@kaminnich) February 27, 2018
Don’t hesitate! Dive in and learn! #tipsfor6
— David Lundberg (@13440550) February 24, 2018
Tip #1: Don’t block some kind of ICMPv6 messages, such as Packet Too Big, RS, RA, NS and NA, because some of the core functions of IPv6 depend on them. #TipsFor6
— PilhaDupla (@PilhaDupla) February 23, 2018
Tip #2: If you have an ADC or Reverse Proxy, you can publish all your services in dual stack on the Internet side while leaving your servers with IPv4 only on the internal side. This can give you time to plan an internal change. #TipsFor6
— PilhaDupla (@PilhaDupla) February 23, 2018
Tip #1: Baseline the performance of your #IPv4 environment before you deploy #IPv6 #TipsFor6
— Nephos6 (@Nephos6) February 22, 2018
@TeamARIN #TipsFor6: #2 – To make the most of the #IPv6 transition,make sure you train your staff on it. Consultants can give you guidance, but your team knows the specifics of your environment. Familiar with IPv6,they can solve the most relevant issues in this next gen network.
— Nephos6 (@Nephos6) February 23, 2018
#TipsFor6 Upgrading from dhcpcd 6 to 7 with an #IPv6 prefix-delegation? Don't forget to move your DUID from /etc/dhcpcd.duid to /var/lib/dhcpcd/duid !
— Rodolphe Bréard (@breard_r) February 22, 2018
#tipsFor6 don't focus too much on training, planning ; start gradually but start somewhere !
— Willy Manga (@ongolaboy) March 3, 2018
#Tipsfor6 Switch your recursive DNS to 2620:FE:FE, the v6 address for @Quad9DNS, the only easily-memorable public anycast recursive resolver service, fully dual-stacked and IPv6-peered at 180 IXPs globally.
— Bill Woodcock (@woodyatpch) March 2, 2018
“Probably the biggest tip is to outline that IPv6 isn’t as scary as it seems. Yes, things are different, but in a lot of cases, they’re better! There is still a lot of “legacy IP” think, especially topics such as subnet sizing and private addressing. When you break out of the old way of thinking, you’ll find that you have a lot of freedom within network design and you can approach a lot of your problems holistically and actually solve them (rather than hiding your problems behind perceived solutions like NAT).”
“If you do it when everyone else does, you’ll be really under-prepared. I can just imagine the CR: ‘go IPv6; scope: everything.’”
“Just do it. Vint Cerf says we should. And increasingly, people are ALREADY doing it. IPv6 deployment is increasing around the world, with over 9 million domain names and 23% of all networks advertising IPv6 connectivity.”
Wow, those are some great tips! If interested, you can dive into the full conversation around IPv6 deployment tips on Reddit. Feel free to keep sending us your best #TipsFor6. Thank you to all who participated!
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