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Ipv6 2017 Check Update


In 2015, we ran a test on our most commonly used sites for IPv6 responses which yielded pathetic 8% results, so
this is a quick update to the article I wrote back then - IPv6 Reality Checks, but it seems here we are two and a half years later, only a handful of the previously IPv4 only hosts have managed to graduate to IPv6.

These hosts have since IPv6:

www.9news.com.au
bbc.co.uk
cnn.com
www.yourtv.com.au
mypolice.qld.gov.au
www.webhostingtalk.com
www.datacenterknowledge.com
techdirt.com
planefinder.net
comlaw.gov.au


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NSA v Facebook - Who's More Evil


With all the Edward Snowden revelations about the extent of activities of the U.S.A's N.S.A, we are all like oh how dare they the privacy invading bastards, we all attack and condemn them - rightly so! We now realise how far out of control they and other Five Eyes member nations really are, so we tend to take more steps to protect our privacy from their prying eyes, make no mistake they are privacy invading power tripping scum who spend more time spying on friendly nations and their own law abiding citizens - than terrorists.

Yet, I'm betting pretty much all of those outraged over the NSA's actions, spend most of their days on feciesbook facebook, probably an unhealthy amount of time too, revealing everything about their life, now, I wrote some time ago about what I think of the privacy invading POS that is facebook, but recently, information on what they collect by their own admission, came to life, and it would make even the most seasoned operative at the U.S.A.'s NSA and U.K.'s GCHQ jaw drop in puddles of drool...

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Slackare 14.2 Released

Yyyyyyyiiiiiippppppppiiiiiieeeeeeee

Friday July 1 sees the release of version 14.2 of the most reliable and oldest Linux distro, Slackware!

Of course, http project which lately has gone into distro-clone-suckup-mode, that is, to try follow the likes of unstable distros like fedora and ubuntu and release often, are about to release 2.2.23, we have a vote ending this weekend that likely will pass. The attempt at speedily and stupidly pushing out stuff even if garbage saw the votes of 2.2.21 and 2.2.22 withdrawn because of one thing on each, showing the release often mentality is dumb arsed, it should be quality not quantity, more time should be given and RC's used, I've voiced my concern before, but the release-often fanbois tend to shout you down, and well, look at whats happened in past week alone, so Slackware's httpd package is out of date already...

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IPv6 Reality Checks


*** Update A revised entry for 2017 can be found here.


Recent statements made on an Australian industry mailing list about how well IPv6 was doing, with some people reporting their traffic is split 50/50 between IPv4 and IPv6, raised my eyebrows, I was not entirely convinced about those figures, so decided to put that 50/50 to the test to see how it applies in my situation.

One of these gentleman told me that my test was flawed, setting it up to fail even, well, I disagree with that, since if 50% of the traffic is favoured as IPv6, it still stands to reason that if I disable IPv4, about 50% of my traffic should still work - albeit slower at times for local sites since I'm limited to a tunnel provided by Hurricane Electric in California, U.S.A, so I expect a bit of lag using local sites, anyway, getting back on point, that should then result in the remaining 50% or so of traffic to actually fail, which is kind of the point if one wants to test the theory of half of the sites working or not via IPv6.

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Metadata

Update: March 29, 2015

Metadata, just the latest annoyance by the Australian Government to spy on our Internet use, they couldn't screw us over with the failed mandatory filtering attempt, so they'll try get us another way. Not sure what all the fuss is about however since we now know the United States's NSA and UK's GCHQ has been doing this a long time thanks to the Snowden Releases, so all Canberra need do is pick up the phone and call head office ;-)

Now, I'm not going to go into all the bungling of them trying to sell this to us, Bumbling George Brandis's comedy show has been doing the rounds for a while now, when he came out with his and Woger Wabbott's , I mean Tony Abbott's version, it was like the two stooges Larry and Moe, without curly - Malcolm Turnbull, who finally did have to join the duo and fix up their diabolical mess, sending relief down peoples spines knowing the Government did not want to know what websites you went to, just who had what IP on what date. Much more different to voice, since they do want to know who you called, and when and from where.

When this came about I was in two minds about it, didn't have strong objections, my IP's static so wont be too hard to find me in radius, and I've had it for nearly five years at home, so there's no doubting its accuracy, as for phone, well, I make/get SFA phone calls, I rarely use 3G data because it's about the same price as pure gold in Australia. Most of my communications from home is by IRC, IM (Jabber/Skype - so the U.S.'s NSA already know who I talk to anyway), Email, ramblings on Twitter, or this strange thing called ...
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