Weekend upgrades: IPv6 and service in Asia
This weekend we plan a major update to the PageKite service.
The upgrades will affect all of our existing front-end relays in the U.S.A. and Europe, including those hosting our dynamic DNS infrastructure, website and user database. We will attempt to keep all disruptions to the service to a minimum, but some downtime is expected.
The purpose of the upgrades are as follows:
- Deploy new, higher performance front-end relay code.
- Prepare our IPv6 roll-out by rebooting servers in capable datacenters.
- Bring a new front-end relay in Japan on-line to improve service to our Asian users.
Work is expected to begin at 13:00 GMT on Saturday, June 23. It is expected to complete at or around 18:00, but service interruptions should be of a much shorter duration. Thank you for your patience and understanding!
Progress log, June 23
- 14:10 - Front-end restarts completed successfully, we have IPv6 addresses!
- 16:12 - Our dynamic DNS now supports IPv6 and we flew the first public IPv6-enabled kite!
- 17:40 - Japan is now on-line. Allow a few days for DNS to notice.
- 20:15 - Upgrades appear to be complete.
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