Facebook vs. Google+ over IPv6

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Facebook got some attention recently for turning on IPv6 on facebook.com. Unfortunately, they didn't enable it on their CDN, so Facebook is useless over an IPv6-only connection.

By contrast, Google+ works just fine. I did a side-by-side comparison earlier today on a v6-only VM (on a network that's in Google's IPv6 whitelist). G+, on the right, shows everything. FB shows an empty white box. I've been really impressed with Google's multi-year investment in IPv6. It's really paying off.

Facebook versus Google Plus on an IPv6-only connection

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Paul Saab said:

CDN is coming next week..

Derek Morr Author Profile Page said:

That's great news. I'm looking forward to it.

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