Quick IP6/BGP question

Martin List-Petersen martin at airwire.ie
Wed May 26 19:40:33 UTC 2010

On 26/05/10 19:55, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:
> On May 26, 2010, at 2:53 PM, Joe Abley wrote:
>> On 2010-05-25, at 17:40, Martin List-Petersen wrote:
>>> On 24/05/10 19:21, 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?
>>> Most Internet Exchanges do not allow to mix on the same transport. So
>>> IPv4 peering over IPv4 transport, IPv6 peering over IPv6 transport, you
>>> can use the same interface though.
>> Most Internet Exchanges don't care what BGP protocol options consenting neighbours decide to use, in my experience. (If they cared, what could they do?)
> Don't care?  I think you mean "don't know".
> The exchange that starts snooping my BGP session to see what I am trading with my peer is the exchange that will lose my business.

Ok, let's clarify, what I was on about: I was talking about the peering
sessions to the route-servers.

What the IXP members do peering wise between themselves is hardly enforced.

Kind regards,
Martin List-Petersen
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