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

Martin List-Petersen martin at airwire.ie
Sat Feb 28 19:50:18 CET 2009

Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
>>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?

The question is, would it not be better to pursue some of the US
carriers to get a public 6to4 relay set up.

The biggest issue is the lack of 6to4 relays in the US and also in general.

Kind regards,
Martin List-Petersen
Airwire - Ag Nascadh Pobal an Iarthar
Phone: 091-865 968

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