Hurricane Electric Letter Regarding World I Pv 6 Day

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760 Mission Court

Fremont, CA 94539, USA

+1 (510) 580 4100

http://he.net




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January
2
7
th
,
2011

An Open letter to Hurricane Electric
Customers
,

Partners
and
Managers
of
Interconnected
Networks

World IPv6 Day and Hurricane Electric

IPv6 must
be a top priority
in 2011 for two very important reasons
:

1)

Exhaustion
(“run out”)
of the IPv4
address
space is imminent
.
IANA
run
out is
projected
to
occur
in
the next few weeks, and r
u
n out at
the RIR level
will inevitably
follow

quite soon in some regions
.

2)

June 8
th
,
2011
is designated as
World IPv6 Day
.

As described in the ISOC press
release and
covered by
the popular press, World IPv6 Day is a global 24
-
hour “test
drive” of IPv6
.

It
provides
a logical
target date for 100% IPv6 adoption
within
your
enterprise and
an ideal

real
-
world
environment
for testing end
-
to
-
end IPv6
connectivity and performance
.

In short, t
he time to adopt IPv6 is now!

Hurricane Electric has
operated an
IPv
4/I
P
v6 backbone for nearly ten
years
.

As
we
a p p r o a c h Wo r l d I Pv 6 Da y
,

let
Hurricane Electric
unequivocally state that
Hurricane
Electric’s
backbone is ready
for IPv6
.
We are ready!

Please take a mom
ent to review the information below

about

the
Hurricane Electric
backbone
,
its
interconnections
with other backbones
,
and
t ransi t i on t echnol ogi es

such
as
t unnel broker.net, 6t o4 and
Teredo.

The Backbone

The
Hurricane Electric
backbone is
a native network with all links operating with native
IPv4
and
IPv6 links
.
O
ur
solid
infrastructure
routes and transports
IPv6
by leveraging
modern ASIC
-
based networking hardware and firmware written to ensure both pro
tocols
are supported in lockstep
.
In other words, IPv4 and IPv6 packets
flow with
equal agility.

Today
,
we have enormous IPv4 traffic levels
and
quickly increasing

IPv6 traffic levels
.
If

the tables were turn
ed
and IP
v6 t r a
f f i c l evel s spi ked
,

packet s
would

cont i nue t o f l ow
acr oss t he backbone
unhi nder ed
.
At Hurricane Electric, our attitude toward increased
IPv6 traffic can be summed up thusly:
Bring it on
!

The Interconnects

All interconnects between our backbone and
other key backbones are now native
IPv6
.
This means that
we can move
IPv6
traffic at line
-
rate
in
-
and
-
out of the
network

because
every
connection
is capable of
running
IPv6
at full speed.

Of course,
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interconnections are reciprocal arrangements, and we thank our interconnected
partners for their skillful implementation of IPv6
.

The
T
ransition
T
echnolog
ies

Hurricane Electric
deployed

a v
ariety of
transition
technologies
around the globe

-

Each
plays a role in today’s Internet.

Tunnelbroker

Ten
years ago,
Hurricane Electric
deployed
t u n n e l b r o k e r.n e t
to
p r o v i d e I P v 6
c o n n e c t i v i t y t o
d i s t a n t
end
-
users
who
lack
a
r eal
IP
v6 connection
.
Around the world,
n
early
1
5
0,000 users have
used this
service


collectively spanning
178
c
ountries
.
As a
result,
Hurricane Electric is proud to have

enabled more
IP
v6 connectivity than any
other
global
pro
vider
.

Our tunnelbroker.net service is

a

transitional
edge
-
access
technology
.

Once
broadband
and mobile networks fully enable IPv6,
demand for the service will diminish
.

6to4 and Teredo

Even though the
vast
majority of IPv6
traffic on Hurricane Electric’s backbone is native,
Hurricane Electric
sees over 10
G
b
ps of 6to4 and Teredo traffi
c
.

6to4 and Teredo
exist
and
are
needed
in the real world
.
Man
y end users

-
especially on World IPv6 Day

-
will
have IPv6 connectivity provide
d
by one of these relay protocols.

Ignoring
6to4 and Teredo
would be tantamount to
throwing

valid
traffic
into
a black hole
,

and no amount of saying “these are evil protocols”
will make them go away.

In fact,
w
hat
will make
them go away
(
a n d h e n c e d i mi n i s h t h e r e l a y e d t r a f f i c l e v e l s
)
i s t h e
wi d e s p r e a d i mp l e me n t a t i o n o f I Pv 6
wi t h i n b r o a d b a n d a n d e n d
-
u s e r n e t wo r k s
.

We e x p e c t r e l a y t r a f f i c
will
continue

to grow
as w
e approach IPv6 day and spike on the
day itself
.
To be ready
,
Hurricane Electric
is
increasing its 6to4 and Teredo deployment
well before World IPv6 Day
.

Summary

We encourage all ou
r
customers (and our competitors
, too
) to participate in Worl
d IPv6
Day
(
s
ee ISOC’s
webpage

at
http://isoc.org/wp/worldipv6day
for details
)
.

Hurricane Electric’s
services have been well tested
-
we are 100% ready
.
At
Hurricane
Electric, every day is a
n

IP
v6 day.



Mike Leber, President & Founder

Martin J. Levy,
Director IPv6 Strategy


Hurricane Electric

Hurricane Electric