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Cogent & Google IPv6

i suspect that what is goiing on here is actually a good sign of ipv6
becoming commercially real.  for the last couple of decades, ipv6 has
been connected via <puke> tunnels, an unusual amount of free peering,
packets carried by donkeys over the mountains, anything that worked.

as ipv6 starts to become commercially real, traffic exchange agreements
are becoming commercial.  so the free peering etc. are going away.  it
sure would be nice if the tunnels and donkeys went away too.

welcome to the not my mother's internet.  yes, virginia, there really
are tier-1 settlement-free providers.  but keep whining, it moves a lot
of packets; not.