On 06/04/11 13:35, Frank Duignan wrote:
> Thanks Sergiusz, your DSL speed is not an issue at all as there will
> be just a few pings sent. Also, having 'just' a normal Linux setup is
> not a problem - we still want to make this a long, twisted route. So
> far I've got about 6 people ready to do this and a few wacky ideas so
> the next step is probably to put a route planning document up
> somewhere - a wiki is probably the best bet.
> I wonder if we could route our ping through every county in Ireland or
> perhaps through as lots of other countries - what do you think?
Yes, speed is not an issue here. Also doing this from PC over VPN rather
then just from standard IPv6-enabled LAN and WAN adds complexity, which
is what we are after in here, right? Of course there is nothing stopping
us from doing both.
I can also contribute to the test from my two boxes hosted in the data
centre, one with native IPv6 and second with SixXS tunnel to the PoP
hosted few cabs away.
As for your geo-planning - DSL is in Co. Wicklow and servers are in D15.
As for "routing the ping" I can't really imagine what your plan is. If
you plan to design multi-hop network from contributor A to Z through
everything in between you need to think how to do this. You probably
need to configure some sort of routed network on top of tunnels of some
sort between each of the hops along the path, so each node will know
where to route the packet next.
This gets complicated as some equipment may be able to do IPv6 no
problem, but at the same time it may not provide functionality to create
tunnels of any sort especially those where endpoints are IPv6 hosts.
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