Interested in input on tunnels as an IPv6 transition technology

Karl Auer kauer at
Fri May 13 05:52:33 UTC 2011

Hullo all.

I'm working on a talk, and would be interested to know what people think
is good about tunnels as an IPv6 transition technology, and what people
think is bad about tunnels.

It would probably be best to let me know off-list :-) but I'm happy to
summarise back to the list. Any references you have to useful papers,
articles, discussions etc would also be appreciated.

I'm looking for both general problems and advantages, but also
advantages and disadvantages specific to particular tunnel types. It
would also be helpful to know from what perspective particular things
are good or bad, in so far as it isn't obvious. A carrier has a
different perspective than, say, a home user, who will have a different
perspective again to an enterprise user.

Many thanks in advance for your input.

Regards, K.

PS: Note the all-important words "as an IPv6 transition technology"...

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