[AusNOG] native v6 transit?

Mark Prior mrp at mrp.net
Thu Mar 20 00:48:24 EST 2008

David J. Hughes wrote:
> Hey MMC
> On 18/03/2008, at 7:53 PM, Matthew Moyle-Croft wrote:
>> Do you know what AS?  Neither 7474 or 7473 have any routes at the  
>> moment - Optus have a /32 but it's not in the routing table neither  
>> are Singtel's.
> Nope, not sure which AS.  But I have v6 transit on a proposal :)

It's been mentioned to me too but it's a Singtel solution offered by 
Optus so routing may be suboptimal and it may involve tunnels.

> We are stipulating dual-stack transit for all our new agreements.  If  
> there's no transit then who's going to run up v6?  I hope that  
> other's in Australia take that stance with both their transit  
> providers and router vendors.

Good for you. The tunnelled "infrastructure" must die.

>> NTT do for sure in Oz.
> Yup.  We talked about presenting our content to them about 5 years  
> ago.   I'd place them as the original v6 network in Asia.

Verizon would be another, although I'm not sure about their footprint in 

>> Telstra AS1221 only has their own space routed (hilariously we see  
>> them via peering in the US).
> I'm not a Mason and I don't know the handshake :-)  It's sad you only  
> see their v6 via the States.  I'd hoped that by now we wouldn't be a  
> totally US centric Internet but it appears that may play the same  
> game all over again with v6.

If David Woodgate is listening then we would all appreciate a lesson on 
that damn handshake :)


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