IPv6 Cogent vs Hurricane Electric
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Sat Dec 5 02:49:39 UTC 2015
Whoops, spoke too soon.
While HE indeed seems to use the transits to reach Cogent, they only do
this over v4.
IPv6 packets are indeed dropped on the first border. Sorry for the noise.
core1.fmt1.he.net> traceroute ipv6 2001:550:2:d::a:2 numericTarget
Hop Start 1
Hop End 30
Hop Packet 1 Packet 2 Packet 3 Hostname
1 * * * ?
2 * * * ?
3 * * * ?
4 * * * ?
IP: Errno(8) Trace Route Failed, no response from target node.
On 12/5/2015 11:43 AM, Paul S. wrote:
> It is worth noting that HE indeed provides the full view, it's the
> other side that has an issue.
> (Since HE isn't really a tier 1, their transit relationships with
> Telia and other carriers "save" them)
> Cogent -> HE dies with unreachable on the first hop though, and that's
> an issue for Cogent customers.
> On 12/5/2015 11:09 AM, Baldur Norddahl wrote:
>> On 5 December 2015 at 02:43, Randy Bush <randy at psg.com> wrote:
>>>> Or, if you feel that Cogent's stubborn insistence on partitioning the
>>>> global v6 internet
>>> if A does not peer with B,
>>> then for all A and B
>>> they are evil partitioners?
>>> can we lower the rhetoric?
>> They both loses on this. In fact anyone claiming tier 1 status loses
>> because this illustrates why you can never be single homed on a tier 1
>> network. These guys simply do not have the full internet.
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