[pydotorg-www] Fwd: XS4ALL strict IPv6 filtering

Thomas Wouters thomas at python.org
Tue Aug 30 16:48:34 CEST 2011


On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 16:30, Michael Foord <mfoord at python.org> wrote:

> On 30/08/2011 14:35, Patrick Ben Koetter wrote:
>
>> I live next to Gert. Should I go over and "shake his hands"… ;)
>>
>> But seriously, this seems to be a problem introduced by XS4all. Is there
>> anything we can/should do about?
>>
>
> I have no idea :-)
>
> The email came in to webmaster at python.org so I thought it should be sent
> to this list, so that someone who understood it could decide whether or not
> it needed our input.
>

noc at xs4all.nl at least (and peering at xs4all.nl probably as well) ends up with
the right people, some of whom are very active in the IPv6 community, so I'm
sure they'll resolve it one way or another posthaste.


>
>> p at rick
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> * Michael Foord<michael at voidspace.org.uk**>:
>>
>>> Begin forwarded message:
>>>
>>>> From: Mark Mahle<mm at VR.ORG>
>>>> Subject: XS4ALL strict IPv6 filtering
>>>> Date: 30 August 2011 13:19:54 GMT+01:00
>>>> To: noc at xs4all.nl
>>>> Cc: peering at xs4all.nl, Owen Delong<owen at delong.com>,
>>>> webmaster at python.org, gert at Space.Net, dang at goscomb.net
>>>>
>>>> Hello XS4All Noc,
>>>>
>>>> We are Host Virtual, a cloud provider that provides dual-stack IPv4+IPv6
>>>> services worldwide in 10 locations via AS36236 and AS42210.
>>>>
>>>> It has come to our attention that customers in any of our three EU
>>>> locations, using our RIPE assigned ip space (2a00:dd80::/32) are unable to
>>>> access the XS4all network, including sites such as www.python.org. We
>>>> announce at a minimum, a /48 from each location as per generally accepted
>>>> standards for IPv6 routability.
>>>>
>>>> In previous communication with our peers, we've learned that XS4ALL
>>>> filters its IPv6 traffic based on the strict case at
>>>> http://www.space.net/~gert/**RIPE/ipv6-filters.html<http://www.space.net/~gert/RIPE/ipv6-filters.html>published by Gert Döring.
>>>>
>>>> While we understand and appreciate there has been much discussion on the
>>>> topic we feel this type of strict filtering, based on rules published and
>>>> not updated over 3 years ago are now negatively impacting both XS4ALL's own
>>>> customers, and the end users of high profile sites such as
>>>> www.python.org.
>>>>
>>>> Being a supporter of many open source projects ourselves, and a strong
>>>> supporter of moving IPv6 forward we appeal to you to review this policy.
>>>> With IPv6 adoption now accelerating it's in all of our best interests to
>>>> ensure IPv6 routability.
>>>>
>>>> I appreciate your attention and review of this policy and have included
>>>> relevant parties on the CC.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks
>>>> Mark
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Mark Mahle
>>>> +1-877-HOSTED7 x201 :: http://www.hostvirtual.com
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
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