[AusNOG] IPv6: Where's my tunnel?

Matt Richards matt at shakesbeare.com
Fri Mar 8 16:25:47 EST 2013

On 8/03/2013 10:53 a.m., Matt Richards wrote:
> On 7/03/2013 10:45 p.m., Mark Newton wrote:
>> I don't get it.
>> Why are you people continuing to reward providers of IPv4-only 
>> transit by giving them money?
>> Tunnels were a 2008 thing.  Unless you're talking about consumer 
>> broadband (which remains restrictive), there have been so many 
>> options for dual-stack transit for so long that there's very little 
>> excuse to not have at least ONE upstream link running it.
>> Probably at least one of your upstreams actually /does/ support it, 
>> but you haven't asked them to turn it on.
>> Aren't you building IPv6 into your purchasing decisions anyway?
>>    - mark
> Sadly, transit choice isn't up to me, otherwise we'd be using 
> v6-capable transit providers. When we went shopping for transit, 
> Internode was 5 times the price of the company we went with. And no, 
> I've asked our upstreams. They don't have it.
> I've made sure our network hardware can do v6. I'm just waiting on our 
> upstreams. However, we do need more bandwidth, so I'm trying to talk 
> my bosses into a new provider (who just happens to be able to do v6...)
> Matt.

So I thought I'd ask my upstreams again if they could now support v6. 
One of them came back with yes! Sadly, they want to charge a setup fee 
as there's 'quite a bit of work involved'.

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