Implementations/suggestions for Multihoming IPv6 for DSL sites

Job Snijders job at
Fri Apr 8 15:31:02 UTC 2011

Dear Michel,

On 7 Apr 2011, at 21:30, Michel de Nostredame wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 2:27 AM, Daniel STICKNEY <dstickney at> wrote:
>> I'm investigating how to setup multihoming for IPv6 over two DSL lines
>> (different ISPs), and I wanted to see if this wheel has already been
>> invented. Has anyone already set this up or tested it ?
> In this environment, BGP exchanges with uplink ISPs for multihoming
> usually is not an option. One reason maybe cost, another reason maybe
> ISP doesn't like to setup BGP with a DSL customer. At least in my
> case, reason #2 always prevent my customers to setup BGP with uplink
> ISPs.

Agreed. Very common situation. 

> As Seth pointed out SHIM6 is still an academic exercise

Another Locator / ID separator protocol is LISP. The advantage is that you don't need to 
change the host but only the CPE. I've been using it to multi-home my house and it works
fine. I'm multihoming my IPv6 /48 over a v6-only DSL and a v4-only FTTH connection. 

More information about LISP be found here:

Kind regards,

Job Snijders

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