Feb 14 2011

Server gone IPv6

Category: InfrastructureGaj @ 16:42

As most of you probably heard, all /8 IPv4 ranges of internet address space has been allocated. Although IPv4 connectivity to current infrastructure will remain the same for a while, long term idea is to migrate to native IPv6. In the mean time, servers should be able to support dual IP layer / stack connectivity with using minimum transition technologies as possible.

World IPv6 day, held on 8th of June 2011, is an experiment that will measure IPv6 connectivity to different websites and gather information about potential problems. RIPE-NCC will support monitoring of the network with their Atlas and TTM sonds. As an administrator of small hosting environment, I feel that the contribution is necessary. All services of hosted domain names (currently 15) on this virtual server are already accessible via IPv6.

Slovenian coordination of ISOC World IPv6 day is supported by go6.si.

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Nov 30 2010

Internet Explorer 9 in its 7th incarnation

Category: Internet ExplorerGaj @ 21:30

This year’s Microsoft lucky number is 7. If using Windows 7 and (waiting for your own) Windows Phone 7, you should also take a look at Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 7.

After the release of Internet Explorer 9 beta on 15th of September 2010, Microsoft keeps us up to date with new releases of technical platform previews of new browser with several cutting edge technology improvements like HTML5, CSS3, GPU accelerated rendering using Direct2D and DirectWrite, ClearType Web Open Font Format, faster Chakra Engine for JavaScript, SVG support and cleaner, simpler design.

Since beta release, platform preview 6 introduced support for CSS3 2D transforms and HTML5 semantic elements, and in the latest, 7th, speeded up Chakra engine sky high in comparison to other browsers.

More on IE blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2010/11/17/html5-and-real-world-site-performance-seventh-ie9-platform-preview-available-for-developers.aspx

Test drive: http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/
Internet Explorer 9 Beta Guide for Developers: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/ff468705.aspx

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