Drop in IPv6 traffic

Mikael Lind mikael at gogo6.com
Thu Jul 9 14:46:34 UTC 2009

Freenet6 went from about 200Mb/s to less than 10Mb/s when we lost both
XSnews and XS4all. I thought it would be more torrent traffic but I guess we
now know what it actually is.

On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 4:34 PM, Jeroen Wunnink <jeroen at easyhosting.nl>wrote:

> 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/

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