IPv6 was created to increase the number of available devices directly connected to the internet from 4 billion to too many to count by increasing the address space from 32bits to 128bits. In some ways, IPv6 was made for countries that will need to bring millions of users to the internet in the coming years. Today, finding IPv4 space is difficult and expensive...
Posts by Franck Martin
It has been seven years since the World IPv6 Day (Aug. 6, 2011), which was the first large-scale test of IPv6 for 24 hours on major internet web sites, and it has been six years since the World IPv6 Launch Day on June 6, 2012, which got many sites to definitively offer their services over IPv6. With the Internet Society, LinkedIn is celebrating the anniversary...
LinkedIn Passes IPv6 Milestone
Franck Martin July 25, 2017
Earlier this month, and for the first time in our company’s history, more than 50% of pages on LinkedIn were accessed over IPv6 from mobile devices in the U.S. This is another step in the internet community’s long migration to IPv6 from IPv4, which we have written about previously. Since we enabled IPv6 on our mail servers in 2013 and then on our web site in...
IPv6 Inside LinkedIn Part III: The Elephant in the Room
Franck Martin November 10, 2016
Coauthor: Tim Crofts The LinkedIn site has been available to the public over IPv6 since 2014, and our employees have been able to...
- data center,
- Network Performance
IPv6 Inside LinkedIn Part II
Franck Martin August 9, 2016
Coauthor: Tim Crofts In Part I of this series, we explained why we decided to move our internal network over to IPv6. The LinkedIn...
- data center,
IPv6 at LinkedIn Part I
Franck Martin July 13, 2016
Coauthor: Tim Crofts To celebrate the anniversary of World IPv6 Day (June 6, 2011), we at LinkedIn wanted to mark the occasion in a...