IPv6 BGP TE (was Couldflare routing problems)

Gert Doering gert at space.net
Thu Jun 21 15:51:35 CEST 2012


On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 09:30:57AM -0400, Jean-Francois.TremblayING at videotron.com wrote:
> Sorry for pointing at the big pink elephant in the room, but what about
> IPv6 BGP traffic engineering? This is probably not a concern on the short 
> term, but it could become one fairly rapidly as traffic grows. I 
> understand 
> the fears about table growth, but there's also a genuine need for ISPs to 
> control traffic flows, at least a few ASes away when using multiple links. 

I do understand the need for *local* traffic engineering, but I'm not 
sure why I should bother when I'm half a world away - so I'll filter your
more-specifics, and rely on the covering aggregate to reach one of
your upstream-ISPs (or someone close).  Then the more-specifics will
cut in and do your local TE.

Gert Doering
        -- NetMaster
have you enabled IPv6 on something today...?

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