[TriLUG] IPv6 Networking on CentOS (RHEL)
oddissyus at gmail.com
Tue Dec 20 18:50:10 EST 2011
> > 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
> > 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 ;)
Probably this the route that all ISPs should be taking so that their
customers could slowly transition into ip6. If ISPs support this, then it
is just one hop for us and minimal latency losses and when eventual push to
ip6 comes, complete conversion would then require getting rid of the tunnel!
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