Drop in IPv6 traffic
jeroen at easyhosting.nl
Thu Jul 9 09:34:53 CDT 2009
If I look at a tcpdump of our teredo relay which is announced to all our
AMS-IX peers (and some partial and full transits), there's a lot of nntp
and quite some torrent packets going over there, so it seems the
majority of IPv6 traffic is due to content providers like XSnews
providing 'freebies' to what otherwise would be a paid service.
We've seen the same with our Eweka/Highwinds partial transit, once we
announce 2001::/32 there, there's suddenly a big increase in traffic
over our teredo from other exchange points prefixes we get from them,
heading to free IPv6 news services some dutch providers hand out.
Also, coincedence ?: http://www.sixxs.net/misc/traffic/
Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:
> On Jul 9, 2009, at 9:58 AM, michiel.muhlenbaumer at atratoip.net wrote:
>> Hi Jeroen & others,
>> Yep, looks like we are doing a great portion of AMSIX's IPv6 traffic and
>> our (free) IPv6 service was affected because of an internal error last
>> night around 00.30 am.
> Thank you for the information. Could you let us know if XS4All's free
> v6 news feed went to zero, or was just dropped by some percentage?
> I ask because the AMS-IX is frequently used as an example that v6 is
> being heavily adopted. If it is all one source for one application,
> that is important information to the people fighting for v6 adoption.
> Going from peaks of 1.4 Gbps to 0.4 Gbps is impressive. If that 0.4
> Gbps still includes some of your traffic, it is very impressive.
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