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Re: IPv6 support for com/net zones on October 19, 2004

  • From: Joe Abley
  • Date: Wed Oct 27 16:04:24 2004

On 27 Oct 2004, at 15:43, Daniel Roesen wrote:

On Wed, Oct 27, 2004 at 03:21:44PM -0400, Joe Abley wrote:
Maybe Verisign needs more (reliable) v6 transit.
Something is broken in several colors here. I'm seeing AS_PATHs
like 6830 6175 109 7018 26415 (Sprint, Cisco, AT&T, Verisign) but
a traceroute is going straight from 6830 to AT&T and dying there
with !P.

That you have no route for A is most probably a filtering issue
somewhere... I'm seeing it being propagated by Sprint.
Since I mailed that, 3557 started receiving a covering /48 for A. Maybe there's some operational/maintenance-induced stability issues for those paths.

We've had reports before of F's covering /48 (2001:500::/48) being filtered by some people, based on the conviction that /48s were always bad and should never be accepted by anybody. It's possible that this is biting Verisign, too.

For the record, ARIN assign critical-infrastructure /48s which it is important to accept:

http://www.arin.net/registration/ipv6/micro_alloc.html

Gert Döring maintains an excellent summary of current good practice for v6 filtering (including cisco and JUNOS configuration examples, and filters of various degrees of strictness) here:

http://www.space.net/~gert/RIPE/ipv6-filters.html

Operators who are currently blocking any prefix covered by 2001::/16 which is longer than 32 bits are encouraged to review that page, and fix their routers.


Joe