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Pim van Pelt
Dad, Enjoyer of Food and Drink, RC Pilot, Tinkerer, and Friend.
Dad, Enjoyer of Food and Drink, RC Pilot, Tinkerer, and Friend.

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Colleagues, friends,

In 1999, Jeroen and I started SixXS, a project which aimed to provide
IPv6 connectivity to users who wanted to learn about the network
protocol and gain experience operating IPv6 networks. Our vision was
to facilitate migration to IPv6 in content and access providers.

We were able to provide IPv6 to 50’000+ individual users and companies
in 140+ countries, using servers hosted at 40+ Internet providers in
30+ countries. We are incredibly proud of what we’ve accomplished
together, and how many people have gotten to know all about IPv6 due
to our combined efforts.

We have completed a retrospective and rationale document, which
details our experience developing and operating the SixXS tunnelbroker
over the last 18 years. We have worked through our plans with the many
dedicated ISPs that have been involved:

We have reached out to users recently, giving them 6 weeks to make
alternative plans. We have chosen a somewhat symbolic date of
2017-06-06 to turn down the SixXS service. Our website will remain as
a tombstone.

Please feel free to pass this along to any group or list you feel
would benefit from it, and reach out to <> or to myself
directly <> if you have thoughts you’d like to share
between now and then.

Kindest Regards,
Pim van Pelt and Jeroen Massar (SixXS founders)

Off to Dublin I go! Will return Weds March 22nd.

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I finally did it! I wanted to hear what a Bösendorfer concert piano sounds like, and today I got my chance.

Crummy cellphone recording which does not do it justice:
Say something:

Entertainer and Canon in C:
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holy crap, +American Airlines what are you trying to do to me ? :)))


The future still amazes me.

I am fiddling with MQTT turning on and off the lights in my house in Switzerland:
pim@chbtl01:~$ mosquitto_pub -t '/sonoff/cmnd/FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF/Power' -m 'ON'

/sonoff/cmnd/FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF/Power On
/sonoff/stat/5C:CF:7F:A0:0F:15/RESULT {"POWER":"ON"}
/sonoff/stat/5C:CF:7F:A0:0F:B9/RESULT {"POWER":"ON"}
/sonoff/stat/5C:CF:7F:98:45:A5/RESULT {"POWER":"ON"}
/sonoff/stat/5C:CF:7F:A0:0D:01/RESULT {"POWER":"ON"}
/sonoff/stat/5C:CF:7F:9F:45:5D/RESULT {"POWER":"ON"}
/sonoff/stat/5C:CF:7F:A0:0F:92/RESULT {"POWER":"ON"}

Thing is, I'm at 33000ft traveling 579 knots heading 325 around, eh, here:

Fetched 106 MB in 1s (69.1 MB/s)

Doesn't get old very quickly :-)

I do quite like working with Unifi. Upgraded my switch from to I had a 14 second lack of traffic forwarding:
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=236 ttl=59 time=0.566 ms
From ( icmp_seq=246 Destination Host Unreachable
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=250 ttl=59 time=0.583 ms

and a single CARP failover (and failback) lasting 24 seconds:
Jan 29 18:56:17 gw0 ucarp[6869]: [WARNING] Switching to state: BACKUP
Jan 29 18:56:17 gw0 ucarp[6869]: [WARNING] Spawning [/usr/local/sbin/ucarp-down eth0]
Jan 29 18:56:41 gw0 ucarp[6869]: [WARNING] Switching to state: MASTER
Jan 29 18:56:41 gw0 ucarp[6869]: [WARNING] Spawning [/usr/local/sbin/ucarp-up eth0]
Jan 29 18:56:42 gw0 ucarp[6869]: [WARNING] Non-preferred master advertising: reasserting control of VIP with another gratuitous arp

Pretty damn sweet :)

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Good morning, Heli! She is enjoying a high UV sunbathing while brumating...
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+Pieter van Pelt​ en +Ingrid van Pelt​: eentje voor jullie :+)

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PS: our TV rocks in the dark with White Walkers.
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