2400::/12 in GRT

Geoff Huston gih at apnic.net
Tue Jun 19 17:01:53 CEST 2012

On 19/06/2012, at 8:41 PM, Bernhard Schmidt wrote:

> Hi Geoff,
>> I'm trying to get a longer baseline for the evolution of dark traffic
>> in IPv6, so the current intention is to keep this advertisement up
>> for some months.
>> This will not disturb production networks as it is just a covering
>> aggregate, but it will direct those packets which are truly heading
>> nowhere over to the dak traffic collector.
> Actually, it will make "production networks" less broken. I.e. the Cloudflare thing (see the other thread) will just work now for networks filtering /48s but accepting your /12 :-)

I thought about that as I responded, and yes, you may well be right. If the transit path to the 2400::/12 advertised point passed through an unfiltered transit network then yes, this will improve the situation for otherwise filtered endpoints.


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