IPv6 at NANOG 39

Colm MacCarthaigh colm at stdlib.net
Sat Feb 3 21:22:46 CET 2007

On Sat, Feb 03, 2007 at 07:18:57PM +0000, Jeroen Massar wrote:
> Why not make it a challenge and demonstrate to the community that it is
> possible, or impossible to arrange for good quality IPv6 connectivity
> without having to resort to ugly things like tunnels?

And in the spirit of competition; we managed to get native IPv6, over
Fibre, to Apachecon Europe in Dublin last year courtesy of BT Ireland
and HEAnet. Not a hint of protocol 41 in sight until multiple hops after
leaving AS1213 ;-)

> The transits where you are receiving transit from should be contacted
> instead to do their jobs properly and arrange that they can reach the
> rest of the Internet properly; that is what you pay them for anyway.
> If they can't do this, then you have a very nice BOF at NANOG to talk
> about what the status is now, what is desired, and what steps to take to
> get there.

The peering BoF and the IPv6 Bof are on at the same time. Such an effort
may be doomed from the start, but I think I'll go to the IPv6 one
and try and impart some positive experience with tunnel avoidance :-)

> From a US viewpoint doing traces it seems that latency is about 40ms,
> which is about right, but could be that tracing from OCCAID, who are
> connected to GIGAPoP might be beneficial there.

More than good enough for ssh for me anyway, so I'm happy.

Colm MacCárthaigh                        Public Key: colm+pgp at stdlib.net

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