Quick IP6/BGP question

Thomas Magill tmagill at providecommerce.com
Mon May 24 18:39:26 UTC 2010

Thanks (to you and everyone else that answered before).  It sounds like
everyone is in agreement.  I mostly ask because a customer of mine is
considering venturing into the ISP business and expressed interest in
offering IP6. If that is the case, I want to do it correctly from the

-----Original Message-----
From: Owen DeLong [mailto:owen at delong.com] 
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2010 11:30 AM
To: Thomas Magill
Cc: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: Quick IP6/BGP question

At Hurricane, most of our IPv6 peerings are exchanging over IPv6

In general, most routers work better if you run IPv4 peering on IPv4 and
peering on IPv6. In many cases, this is because the configuration files
are less
confusing more than any underlying dependency in the router OS.

YMMV, but, my recommendation is to peer v6 on v6 and v4 o v4.


On May 24, 2010, at 11:21 AM, Thomas Magill wrote:

>> From the provider side, are most of you who are implementing IP6
> peerings running BGP over IP4 and just using IP6 address families to
> exchange routes or doing IP6 peering?
> Thomas Magill
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