On 1 June 2012 17:12, Erik Moeller <e...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hi all, > > June 6, 2012 is IPv6 Day ( http://www.worldipv6day.org/ ). The goal of > this global event is to move more ISPs, equipment manufacturers and > web services to permanent adoption of IPv6. > > We're planning to do limited production testing of IPv6 during the > Berlin Hackathon 2012 (June 2-3). Provided that the number of issues > we encounter are manageable, we may fully enable IPv6 on IPv6 day, and > keep it enabled. > > MediaWiki has been used with IPv6 by third party wikis for some time. > Wikimedia uses a set of additional features (GlobalBlocking, > CheckUser, etc.) which weren't fully IPv6-ready until recently. In > addition, we're working to ensure that all of Wikimedia's various > services (mailing lists, blogs, etc.) are IPv6-ready. > > == What's the user impact going to be? == > > At least in the June 2-3, 2012 time window, you may see a small number > of edits from IPv6 addresses, which are in the form > "2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334". See [[w:IPv6 address]]. > > These addresses should behave as any other IP adress would: You can > leave messages on their talk pages; you can track their contributions; > you can block them. CIDR notation is supported for rangeblocks. > > An important note about blocking: A single user may have access to a > much larger number of addresses than in the IPv4 model. This means > that range blocks (e.g. address with "/64") have to be applied in more > cases to prevent abuse by more sophisticated users. > > In the mid term, user scripts and tools that use simple regular > expressions to match IPv4 addresses will need to be adapted for IPv6 > support to behave correctly. We suspect that IPv6 usage is going to be > very low initially, meaning that abuse should be manageable, and we > will assist in the monitoring of the situation. > > User:Jasper Deng is maintaining a comprehensive analysis of the long > term implications of the IPv6 migration here: > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jasper_Deng/IPv6 > > We've set up a test wiki where you can see IPv6 IP addresses. This > works by assigning you a fake IPv6 address the moment you visit the > wiki, and allows you to see the behavior of various tools with the new > address format: > http://ipv6test.wmflabs.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page > > The best way to report issues is to register them in Bugzilla and to > ensure that they are marked as blockers for the IPv6 tracking bug: > https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=35540 > > We'll post updates to wikitech-l and elsewhere as appropriate. > > All best, > Erik > > Erik, what time is this scheduled to go live? And on which projects? Please be specific here.