Saturday, August 21, 2010

iGoogle Gadget to check your IPv6 address and connectivity

If you use iGoogle and you want to know your IPv6 connectivity, here is a gadget to report your IPv6 address and IPv6 network connectivity.

See the screendump for an example output.

It works for all operatings systems (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, iPhone, iPad, Android, etc) and all browsers able to view iGoogle.

Or just click the button below to add this gadget to your iGoogle:

Add to iGoogle

Cool: iPhone OS 4 does IPv6 (on an IPv6 enabled Wifi network)

Cool: Apparently iPhone OS 4 does IPv6 too, as I found this entry in my webserver log file: 

2620:0:da0:4003:6233:bbbb:fedb:aaaa - - [20/Aug/2010:18:00:01 +0200] "GET /set-ipv6resolving.js HTTP/1.1" 200 21 "" "Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A400 Safari/6531.22.7"

(IPv6 address changed a bit for privacy reasons).

The IPv6 address is from Louisiana State University, so it's not IPv6 over UMTS/GSM or something like that; it's probably an iPhone on a University Wifi network doing IPv6, visiting to check his/her IPv6 connectivity.