IPv6 Articles

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    Enabling Dual Stack on LinkedIn CDNs

    January 19, 2018

    Co-authors: Erin Atkinson and Bhaskar Bhowmik   A few months ago, LinkedIn surpassed the 50% IPv6 traffic milestone. In this post, we will look into the methodology we adopted to measure performance as we enabled IPv6 on our content delivery networks (CDNs), and share some key results of our performance analysis. We hope this information will help readers who...

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    LinkedIn Passes IPv6 Milestone

    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...

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    IPv6 Inside LinkedIn Part III: The Elephant in the Room

    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 browse the internet over IPv6 for even longer. In Part I of this series, we explained why we decided to move our internal network over to IPv6. In Part II, we looked at the challenges we faced when we began to enable dual stack in...

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    IPv6 Inside LinkedIn Part II

    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...

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    IPv6 at LinkedIn Part I

    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...

  • Permanent launch of IPv6

    September 8, 2014

    We are proud to announce that LinkedIn has launched IPv6, the next-generation internet protocol. Beginning today, people can connect...