Maybe it's time to talk about rational routing

Roger Jørgensen roger at
Tue Sep 6 08:57:35 CEST 2011

On tir, september 6, 2011 03:34, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
> Good news down under, it seems that TelstraClear is now supporting
> native IPv6, announced in Australia but observable in New Zealand too,
> with much less HE tunnel than before.
> However, it seems to be time for a discussion about routing policy.
> The traceroute below reminds me of IPv4 around 1990. Is it really
> optimal to route from Auckland to Brisbane via Hong Kong and Los
> Angeles? Of course there are all the usual commercial constraints
> on policy, but this seems to be worse than that.

uh, thought this was the lesson of 6bone and early 2000-2003?
not route _via_ another continent.


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