IPv6 internet broken, cogent/telia/hurricane not peering

Seth Mattinen sethm at rollernet.us
Mon Oct 12 16:20:58 UTC 2009

Igor Ybema wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

Don't get me started on IPv6 crap... ;)

If you are interested, I don't want to spam the list with my Verizon
horror story, but you can read it here:


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