Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote: >> It now supports IPv6, along with direct Teredo support.
> Is this different from the IPv6 support in Azureus?
The most important difference is probably that while Azureus/Vuze does
not seem to work with IPv6 on Windows at all (due to a Java bug - http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=6230761
has been designed to work on Windows which is still the most dominant OS
around. Note that I write "seem to", I did not get it to work with
medium effort but I have been seeing Azureus peers with the typical
Windows form of an autogenerated 6to4 address (2002:ip:addr::ip:addr)
for at least a year now.
The other major difference is the way they find their peers when the
tracker is not IPv6-enabled, as I expect them to be for at least one
more year. Azureus does run a DHT (distributed hash table) on IPv6 and
can actually find peers for popular content on an IPv6-only network,
while µTorrent relies on PEX (PeerEXchange) to propagate IPv6 peers
(means when µTorrent connects to a new peer it got from the Tracker or
DHT, it asks the new peer for all its existing peers for this torrent
and tries to connect to them). IIRC µTorrent advertises it's own IPv6
address in PEX, which might shift traffic more easily.
And, of course, as Ross said µTorrent has a 1-click button to enable
Teredo (actually, to my knowledge, to enable the IPv6 stack, nothing
Teredo specific in there), so I expect this to increase the number of
IPv6-enabled Windows XP boxes.
The amount of Teredo traffic on the relay in AS12816 has taken a steep
and unusual rise (baseline doubled within the last 24h), but it is too
early to be sure this is caused by µTorrent. Most of it is between
Teredo and 6to4 anyway.