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[6bone] separating IPv6 experimental from production traffic



Hi,

On Thu, Aug 22, 2002 at 10:55:01AM +0300, Pekka Savola wrote:
> On 22 Aug 2002, Nicolas DEFFAYET wrote:
> > > 5) production networks announce all prefixes to everybody
> > 
> > I add:
> >   
> >   6) Don't provide by default full transit to peers, provide full
> > transit only if peer request it.
> 
> Automatic full transit per request is a road to disaster, *especially* if 
> said peer will also give transit to others.

"Full transit to everybody" was a good idea to get a pretty tightly 
meshed IPv6 network into place, which is *good* because it means that
you have (typically) only few AS hops to traverse - and thus fewer 
networks in between that can mess up your routing.

Won't help against Ghosts, of course, but there is nothing besides
establishment of a clear upstream/downstream structure and strong
filtering on the downstream BGP sessions to fix *that*.

Gert Doering
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