Over on gogo6.com (through the .vantronix newsletter) Bruce Sinclair asks and attempts to answer the question When do we Turn Off the Lights on IPv4? They actually did a poll on gogoNET. The answers form a beautiful bell curve...Read the article - posted 2013-08-21
According to Olivier Bonaventure, Apple is using Multipath TCP (MPTCP) so that iOS 7 devices can communicate with the Siri servers over both Wi-Fi and 3G/LTE at the same time. If you want some background, see this article in the IETF Journal about MPTCP that I wrote in 2009.
Read the article - posted 2013-09-19
In the past, Google has created alternatives to widely used networking protocols such as SPDY in order to deliver search results as fast as possible. Apple is now doing something similar by having Siri use Multipath Transmission Control Protocol (MPTCP). MPTCP is an extension to the TCP protocol that's used for about 85 percent of all Internet traffic. Generally, it allows TCP to operate over multiple paths at the same time. However, Apple seems to use MPTCP for one very specific purpose: to allow Siri to switch between Wi-Fi and 3G or LTE as quickly and seamlessly as possible.
Read the article - posted 2013-09-26
RFC 7059, "A Comparison of IPv6-over-IPv4 Tunnel Mechanisms", was just published. This is a document outlining the various way to tunnel IPv6 packets over (under?) the IPv4 internet. I am one of the three co-authors, together with Sander Steffann and Rick van Rein. We were commissioned to write this document by SURFnet.
Read the article - posted 2013-11-27