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Re: IPv6 news

  • From: Paul Jakma
  • Date: Tue Oct 18 10:47:36 2005

On Tue, 18 Oct 2005, Andre Oppermann wrote:

Again, this fails with the asymmetric nature of IP routing.
The assymetric nature is plus-point. It means the traffic out of the area goes out via the "correct" provider (ie the one whose customer it is).

On top it fails on bandwidth issues. What if super-cheap pron hoster X is in that area doing streaming full-res HDTV to it's suckers?
It goes via the ISP(s) which "super cheap hoster X" pays for transit.

I bet some participants in your service area face some serious link saturation issues. None of the participants have any control or estimates over the traffic that is and will be passing through them.

Traffic flows will just happen there. Forget capacity planning. You'd have a hard time finding ISP's interested in that.

Look at it the other way though, it's a business opportunity - you can make money by attracting as much area-destined external traffic as possible and handing it off to correct intra-area ISP for that subscriber. The more the better, it's a potential revenue source. It's in your interest to be able to carry all the external traffic into the area that you can get.

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