Over 60% of IPv6 Traffic Already P2P-relatedAdded: Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
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Despite the fact that IPv6 traffic still accounts for less than 1% of all Internet traffic, it was found out that 61% of application traffic is made up from P2P traffic, mostly the BitTorrent application uTorrent.
With the overall amount of IPv4 addresses quickly reducing, especially in the Asia-Pacific region, it currently seems to be just a matter of time that online carriers will turn to IPv6?s 128-bit address system instead. Arbor Networks has conducted a study to investigate the rate of adoption in anticipation of the oncoming “World IPv6 Day”. The study revealed that thus far this switch has brought poor results.
However, the results of the research claim that the ever increasing scarcity of IPv4 address space has stimulated renewed interest in IPv6 address system. Since it provides billions of possible addresses, IPv6 system has a potential to become a long-term evolutionary path for the worldwide web, which is expected to become “Internet of Things”. Nevertheless, the new migration effort has been mostly unsuccessful so far.
The study has been conducted within 6 months and revealed that IPv4 inter-domain traffic increased by around 40-60%, while IPv6 (native plus tunneled) declined by almost 12%. Up to date, IPv6 traffic still comprises only 0.03% of total web traffic. Meanwhile, the interesting fact is that over 61% of IPv6 traffic appeared to be P2P-related. The main part of these 60% relates to the BitTorrent application uTorrent, developed in such a way that it can use IPv6 tunneling. uTorrent began supporting IPv6 for its P2P traffic almost three years ago, and is considered to help increase IPv6 traffic from 0.002% to 0.03% of entire web traffic, which is quite an essential 15x jump. The researchers say that such great share of IPv6 P2P traffic is most likely because there are still too few capable firewall and traffic management solutions.
Meanwhile, Arbor Networks pointed out that only 8% of IPv4 application traffic is P2P-related, whereas its largest share (over 40%) is video streaming employed by services like Netflix or YouTube. The research was made in anticipation of “World IPv6 Day” in the beginning of June. On June, 8 providers throughout the globe will enable IPv6 by default on the largest popular websites for 24 hours. The event is meant to test the system for network failures.
April 27th,2011Posted by:
Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
|Sam there is no way that in our country IPV6 is going to be launched anytime soon lol|
|posted by (2011-04-27 19:35:58)|
|That would be fine if it changed the way my ISP throttles my connection|
I am glad to have µTP - Micro Transport Protocol, working as well as it does!!
One Permanent I.P. address per person!? LOL -- Rock ON!
|Cell - I am already using it; just remember to buy equipment that can be flashed to it.|
|posted by (2011-04-28 00:41:16)|
|I've been using the new IPV6 protocol for a little over 3 years now and I have never had any problems with it at all. Don't have a clue as to what all of the fuss has been about. I always choose new technology and software features over old.||
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