Question about migrating to IPv6 with multiple upstreams.

Owen DeLong owen at
Tue Jun 14 08:34:03 UTC 2011

On Jun 13, 2011, at 9:28 PM, William Herrin wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 8:48 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at> wrote:
>> The vastly better option is to obtain a prefix and ASN from ARIN and merely trade BGP with your
>> upstream providers.
> My "(cheap) cable modem for general browsing" provider wouldn't even
> delegate RDNS; they'd only put PTRs in *their* servers. Swap BGP
> routes with them? Swell dream.
Or work around it with a free tunnel to a nearby tunnel service that does
support BGP and will give you a /48.

> This has become a common strategy: the cheap, fast, commodity service
> for the most-of-the-time that it's working and the most-of-the-stuff
> that it works for combined with the expensive and slow but reliable
> and full featured service for the mission critical apps. One of these
> isn't going to come with BGP and a PI prefix, and the technologies we
> deploy are going to have to deal with that.

Yep. For IPv6, there are options.


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