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

Martin Millnert martin at millnert.se
Sat Feb 28 20:12:55 CET 2009

On Sat, 2009-02-28 at 14:08 -0500, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> 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?
> Thor

Hi Thor,

I asked a SWIPnet person and he said it is in the plan to fix that.

Martin Millnert <martin at millnert.se>

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