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Re: Deploying 6to4 outbound routes at the border (was Re: IPv6 news)

  • From: Daniel Roesen
  • Date: Fri Oct 14 23:25:03 2005

On Fri, Oct 14, 2005 at 10:45:33PM -0400, Todd Vierling wrote:
> Maybe to start -- but again, what kind of 6to4 traffic level are we
> expecting yet?

Peak or average? Think twice before answering. :-)

I'm told there are 6to4 relays seeing in excess of 100mbps. Not bursts.
Can you imagine trying to handle 100mbps "internet mix" traffic process
switched? :-Z Not even talking about the peaks.

> The only thing that makes 6to4 more complex, compared to a plain IPIP (or
> GRE, or any other point-to-point vanilla tunnel protocol) tunnel is that the
> far-side endpoint changes based on the tunneled payload.

That's a trivial op, and the Tunnel PIC sees the L3 header anyway so
can easily take it from there.

But I fear that feature hasn't made it to the RFPs and otherwise "high
profile much revenue anticipated" feature request lists yet, so we'll
have to wait. :-(


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