Best US Tunnelbroker for Youtube

Jeroen Massar jeroen at
Wed Aug 20 15:05:40 UTC 2014

On 2014-08-20 16:55, Ryan Shea wrote:
> Just one man's experience, but my YouTube performance over my Hurricane
> Electric tunnel has been strikingly poor lately

Instead of saying that something is "poor", you might want to do the
operational/technical[1] thing and include things like:
 - IPv4 traceroute from your endpoint to the PoP you are using
 - IPv6 traceroute over the tunnel to the destination that is "poor"

And depending on things tcpdump/wireshark might be an amazing tool too.

There are apparently some US ISPs who are throttling protocol-41 btw,
which might actually be what your problem is.

Only data will tell though.

I am fairly sure that bringing problems with HE up to them directly or
at least on their forums instead of a mailinglist for Network
Operators[1] will get you better results...

> - so much so that I was
> thinking of squashing v6 in my house entirely. Looking for your
> experiences/thoughts on whether cutting over to SixXS or Routinghouse could
> be a path to 1080p cat video bliss instead.

For SixXS it all depends on which ISP network you are located in and
what PoP you select. If you are west-coast, at the moment, you will
likely not get the best performance as there are no PoPs in that area
and thus you would have to cut through the country.

But more importantly: did you consider asking your ISP for native IPv6?



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