[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
RE: ipv6experiment.com progress update / mailing list
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kevin Day [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2008 12:49 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: ipv6experiment.com progress update / mailing list
> Hey, v6 ops community!
> Last year we announced our intentions of running a large scale "see
> what happens when the masses try using ipv6" experiment, described in
> detail at http://www.ipv6experiment.com. While it took a lot longer
> than any of us had hoped, we now have just about everything in place
> to get started.
> For the most part, the extent of impact that any of you should see is
> that some of your users who had never used IPv6 before will play with
> it, possibly resulting in increased v6 traffic... be it native, 6to4,
> Teredo or through a tunnel broker such as SixXS. Unless you are
> providing v6 to users in some way (native v6 connections, or running
> your own Tunnel/Teredo/6to4 relay) any increased traffic will be
> purely v4. If you do run v6 of any kind to your users, we're trying to
> make the impact as small as possible while still providing enough
> motivation for people to actually try this.
I missed seeing ISATAP on your list, and it is widely
implemented and being used today. Maybe you talking only
about IPv6 traffic that is observable outside of a site?
Thanks - Fred
> However, there have been concerns raised by a few networks that we're
> going to break their v6 backbone by encouraging the masses to download
> large files over v6 over a short timeframe. I personally don't think
> that's going to be that much of a problem... If the small number of
> people who actually do play with this cause any kind of congestion,
> TCP should take care of it within reason. But, I'd like to open a
> dialog with those who are worried or interested in the project before
> we begin. I've had a private discussion with the operator of one
> ish network who wants to null-route our address space during the
> experiment - I've convinced him to talk about it in public on a
> mailing list we've set up for the discussion of the project before
> doing so.
> Since most of this isn't really on topic for this mailing list, I'd
> like to suggest that anyone who wants to talk about this to hop on our
> new mailing list for the experiment... either to discuss the
> methodology/data collection aspect of the experiment itself, it's
> impact on your network or anything else.
> to sign up. Not to try to take away any discussion from this list,
> but I think the majority of you guys here aren't that concerned with
> the details here, so I'm trying to keep the chatter down.
> I'll post one more time here before the experiment starts with the
> dates/IPs/details just so everyone's properly warned. :)
> -- Kevin