How to advertise IPV6 prefixs over IPV4 BGP Session

Sander Steffann sander at
Wed Jun 8 16:33:31 CEST 2011


> I need your advice how to advertise iPV6 prefixs over IPV4 bgp Session.
> Just now, Akamai team ask to advertise IPV6 prefixs that will be used for Woorld IPV6 day over Existing IPV4 BGP Session.
> Thanks for your sharing.

Short answer: don't. Your configuration becomes more complex, and you need IPv6 connectivity anyway to transfer the packets. Just exchanging routes is not enough. And if you have IPv6 transport, it is much easier to also use that to set up a IPv6 BGP session.

If Akamai is asking for this I don't understand why...

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