SWIPnet relay handling most U.S. east coast 6to4 traffic?

Thor Lancelot Simon tls at panix.com
Mon Feb 9 18:18:05 CET 2009

>From almost anywhere in the Eastern U.S. I test from, traceroutes to
the 6to4 anycast address seem to land at SWIPnet in Amsterdam.  This
is because SWIPnet seems to peer with several major U.S. providers in
New York City, giving a short path from many networks in the U.S. to
their Amsterdam relay -- notably, from the networks of the major U.S.
residential cable providers, Time Warner and Cablevision.

It looks like most public-relay traffic from a large chunk of the U.S.
could stop tromboning through Europe (and wasting SWIPnet's link
bandwidth across the Atlantic) if a 6to4 relay were added to one of
SWIPnet's NYC core routers.  Is there any chance of this?

Thor Lancelot Simon	                                   tls at rek.tjls.com
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