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

Thor Lancelot Simon tls at panix.com
Sat Feb 28 20:08:08 CET 2009

On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 06:50:18PM +0000, Martin List-Petersen wrote:
> Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> > 
> > 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.

Of course that would be a good thing.  But I'd think SWIPnet might like
to stop wasting transatlantic bandwidth -- it's just an accident of
their IPv4 peering arrangements that is sucking 6to4 packets from all
over the U.S. into their network across their transatlantic link.

I don't know how to find the right people at SWIPnet, but it seems worth
asking about if anyone _does_ know them.  Perhaps someone here could
point me in the right direction?


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