[TriLUG] IPv6 Networking on CentOS (RHEL)
jim at neuse.net
Tue Dec 20 18:25:04 EST 2011
So, you need to keep your SIT together.
From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On Behalf Of Randy Barlow
Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 6:21 PM
To: Triangle Linux Users Group General Discussion
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] IPv6 Networking on CentOS (RHEL)
On 12/20/2011 05:40 PM, Seva Adari wrote:
> I briefly looked at the url and it is not true ip6. Ip6 packets are
> tunneled over ip4, in which case you don't need to get ISPs involved.
> May be that is a good way to get started and have a feel for ip6. To
> be able to do true ip6 routing though, we would still need to work with the ISPs.
Correct. They use a SIT tunnel to accomplish this. I have found that the bandwidth and latency provided by them is generous. It's not ideal as it is not native, but it is highly superior to using a 6to4 (which also tunnels over v4), and I think is also superior to not using IPv6 at all.
Obviously, the best thing would be if our ISPs provided it natively (as Verizon now does!)
I like to think of the IPv4 Internet as a Layer 2 protocol for my IPv6 packets ;)
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