[afripv6-discuss] What have you done for IPv6 lately, since the 1st of January, 2013?

Carlos M. Martinez carlosm3011 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 20 14:24:33 SAST 2013

Supporting Nishal's view, my ISP in Uruguay (incumbent, DSL monopoly)
has deployed a 6RD relay in its network, using old Cisco gear and I've
taken part, together with some other people, in trying it.

The good news is that it works very, very well. Performance is almost
on-par with native IPv6 and when using a Cisco E1500 as home router, the
tunnel even gets re-started when the IPv4 address of my end changes.

So, yes, while native should be our medium/long term goal, tunneled
solutions can serve as short-term bridges into the future.

Warm regards,


On 2/20/13 7:22 AM, Nishal Goburdhan wrote:
> On 20 Feb 2013, at 12:02 PM, SM <sm at resistor.net> wrote:
>> Hi Mark,
>> At 08:00 19-02-2013, Mark Elkins wrote:
>>> Careful, www.co.za is indeed IPv4 only - but has nothing to do with the
>>> registry business in South Africa.
>> Ok.
>> The consumer end of the IPv6 problem in South Africa seems to be with the "IP connect" used for the ADSL access.
> more correctly:
> "the barrier to delivering native IPv6 services to..."
> ISPs that offer DSL services in ZA are still able to offer IPv6, albeit tunnelled.  
> my, to-date tunnelled, service to home has not shown me network related problems, in the "network part" of the service i receive.
> there is, of course, incongruency in the manner that content is available over IPv4 and IPv6.
> one example is below:
> katala:~ nishal$ ping -c2 www.cisco.com
> PING e144.dscb.akamaiedge.net ( 56 data bytes
> 64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=60 time=31.248 ms
> 64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=60 time=43.125 ms
> --- e144.dscb.akamaiedge.net ping statistics ---
> 2 packets transmitted, 2 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
> round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 31.248/37.187/43.125/5.938 ms
> katala:~ nishal$ ping6 -c2 www.cisco.com
> PING6(56=40+8+8 bytes) 2c0f:fc00:a000:1010:9953:b7f2:be57:56b0 --> 2a02:26f0:32:2:8100::90
> 16 bytes from 2a02:26f0:32:2:8100::90, icmp_seq=0 hlim=244 time=190.837 ms
> 16 bytes from 2a02:26f0:32:2:8100::90, icmp_seq=1 hlim=244 time=193.521 ms
> --- e144.dscb.akamaiedge.net ping6 statistics ---
> 2 packets transmitted, 2 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
> round-trip min/avg/max/std-dev = 190.837/192.179/193.521/1.342 ms
> ...
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