IPv6 internet broken, cogent/telia/hurricane not peering

Igor Ybema igor at ergens.org
Mon Oct 12 11:41:19 UTC 2009

I recently noticed that there seems a peering issue on the ipv6 internet.
As we all know hurricane is currently the largest ipv6 carrier. Other large
carriers are now implementing ipv6 on their networks, like Cogent and Telia.

However, due to some politics it seems that they are not peering with each
other resulting in a broken ipv6 internet currently. I noticed this by using
the looking glasses from telia and hurricane.

This is only a real problem if you use hurricane as the only transit.
However, hurricane also announces 6to4 relays. When you happen to use the
hurricane relay server (due to the shortest path), cogent and telia (and
maybe more) are not reachable.

I already asked hurricane about their point of view. They simply just ignore
it because they 'are the biggest one'.

I'm currious about you point of view.

regards, Igor Ybema
Senior network Administrator

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