Today’s episode explores RFC 6555 a.k.a “Happy Eyeballs”, a modification of IPv6 protocol behavior that has driven significant overall IPv6 adoption.
Happy Eyeballs helps dual-stack clients select either the v6 or v4 address more quickly.
Happy Eyeballs aims to improve end user experience with client connections.
Our guest is Dan Wing. Dan is a security architect and a frequent IETF participant and contributor. He has co-authored many RFCs, including RFC 6555.
Discussion topics include:
- What does Happy Eyeballs do and why has it been so beneficial for IPv6 adoption?
- How is Happy Eyeballs implemented at the OS level? How does it impact application performance?
- The proposed elimination of separate DNS queries for IPv4 and IPv6 to improve overall Internet performance (and how such a change might impact IPv6 in particular)
Thanks for listening!