IPv6 Cogent vs Hurricane Electric

Jared Mauch jared at puck.nether.net
Fri Dec 4 02:06:57 UTC 2015

> On Dec 3, 2015, at 7:58 PM, Matthew Petach <mpetach at netflight.com> wrote:
> 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].

I would say that if you buy transit for IPv4, you should have congruent
relationship with IPv6 as well.  A network that does one and not the
other is clearly obvious to a skilled engineer.

Partitioning networks is bad, and I’d like to see this resolved myself.

	- Jared

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