[nycbug-talk] IPv6 tunnel broker

Isaac Levy ike at lesmuug.org
Fri Mar 23 13:52:11 EDT 2007

Wordup Miles,

HOLY MOSES, you have a lot of bloody-knuckle IPv6 experience, thanks  
for sharing it!,

I'm splitting up the replies, to try to simplify the wealth of info  

Tunnel Brokers:

On Mar 22, 2007, at 7:15 PM, Miles Nordin wrote:
>>>>>> "a" == alex  <alex at pilosoft.com> writes:
>>>>>> "il" == Isaac Levy <ike at lesmuug.org> writes:
>     il> Does anyone on this list, in NY or America in general run IPv6
>     il> services?
> I did for about two years, until OCCAID cut me off.


> The alternative now is SixXS, which gets transit from OCCAID but has
> lots of automation for serving Interweb users.  Unfortunately they
> also have fewer pops.

SixXS- (url for the record <http://www.sixxs.net/>

Ok, so just to get my basic facts straight- they *only* do v4->v6  
tunnel broker services, or do they offer actual direct connectivity  
as well?

> Hurricane Electric tunnels are, for me, not even worth looking at,
> because they block irc.  I'm not spending $600/mo on Internet so I can
> put up with this T-Online/Verizon port blocking bullshit.  I *will*
> pay for IPv6, but this second-class interweb crap completely defeats
> the purpose of an experimental protocol.

Re. Hurricane Electric Tunnels:
(url for the record <http://ipv6tb.he.net/>)

> There's another huge problem with Hurricane Electric.
> <snip>
> unreliable

Do you know anything about Hexago?  They were recently featured in  
BSDNews, their tunnel broker software was released under a BSD  
License (cool!):



At the moment, it seems getting familiar with 4-to-6 tunnels is  
really important, but I *really* want to get real IPv6 connnections  
from ISP's... :)


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