IPv6 Cogent vs Hurricane Electric

Matthew Petach mpetach at netflight.com
Fri Dec 4 00:58:08 UTC 2015

Or, if you feel that Cogent's stubborn insistence on
partitioning the global v6 internet shouldn't be rewarded
with money, pay someone *other* than cogent for
IPv6 transit and also connect to HE.net; that way
you still have access to cogent routes, but you also
send a subtle economic nudge that says "hey cogent--
trying to get into the tier 1 club by partitioning the
internet isn't a good path for long-term sucess".

Note that this is purely my own opinion, not necessarily
that of my employer, my friends, my family, or even my
cat.  I asked my cat about cogent IPv6, and all I got was
a ghostly hairball as a reply[0].


[0] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kEME0CxmtY

On Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 3:19 PM, Baldur Norddahl
<baldur.norddahl at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1 December 2015 at 20:23, Max Tulyev <maxtul at netassist.ua> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> we got an issue today that announces from Cogent don't reach Hurricane
>> Electric. HE support said that's a feature, not a bug.
>> So we have splitted Internet again?
>> I have to change at least one of my uplinks because of it, which one is
>> better to drop, HE or Cogent?
> Question: Why would you have to drop one of them? You have no problem if
> you have both.
> Even in the case of a link failure to one of them, you will likely not see
> a big impact since everyone else also keeps multiple transits. You will
> only have trouble with people that are single homed Cogent or HE, in which
> case it is more them having a problem than you.
> Regards,
> Baldur

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