Tackling the IP Address Crisis: Alibaba’s Youku Leads IPv6 Adoption

As the world faces a shortage of IPv4 addresses, Youku is pioneering the transition to IPv6

Youku’s Rollout

Why upgrade to IPv6?

The transition plan

Scope of the IPv6 transition

IPv6 Transformation for Developers



Challenges Encountered During the Transition

Lack of available IPv6 environments

OS network modules

Special address library requirements

The MTU problem

Verifying whether a client is using IPv6

Protocol rollback

Security issues

CDN canary release

Confirming the Service is Running Normally

Looking to the Future

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