Ping it to light it up!
2001:6a8:2880:2018::AA:BB:CC for HTML Color #AABBCC
2001:6a8:2880:2018::FF:00:00 for color RED
2001:6a8:2880:2018::00:FF:00 for color GREEN
2001:6a8:2880:2018::00:00:FF for color BLUE
2001:6a8:2880:2018::FF:FF:FF for color WHITE
... and so on...
Every ping packet flashes a random LED in the requested color.
Keep in mind there is a few seconds streaming delay on youtube
You won't get a ping reply (saves me bandwidth) but in the livestream you should see LEDs flashing for every packet received.
It seems we're regularly reaching 1Gbit/s of incoming ICMPv6 traffic... Amazing...
Upstream firewall is having trouble with the amount of packets per second, and there are so many people pinging that the firewall state table is completely filled up with ICMPv6 connection states.
Like last year, please try to avoid floodpinging the tree for long amounts of time so everyone can get a chance to see their color light up.
If we all play nice again, the tree can stay online until after New Year.
The IPv6 Christmas Tree is back!
Since I received lots of messages asking me when the tree would come online this year, I decided to give it another go.
The tree has more bandwidth this year (1Gbit/s) so ping away!