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Re: IPV6 Anycast for streaming
From: Oliver <olipro () 8 c 9 b 0 7 4 0 1 0 0 2 ip6 arpa>
Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2012 11:25:49 +0200
On Sunday 12 August 2012 04:11:25 Voice of the Blind ™ Network Operation
is a anycasted Prefix a good idea for Streaming?
here's what we're thinking about:
1. get a /48 from a LIR or a RIR and anounce it through Hurricanne
through several Tunnel server including Singapor, New york and
2. run 3 diferent Icecast server in each of the locations where
frankfurd would be the Master Server while the 2 others would be a
3. Assign same Ipv6 address to each of the icecast server where we
would be using other prefix to do Inter server communication
so if someone is in North America would go through new york, if is in
south east asia would be throug SG, otherwise africa/Europ would go
is that a good idea for streaming performance ?
any other suggestion is welcome
What you are talking about isn't really Anycast from the perspective of the
rest of the world since what you're saying sounds like you'll just be single-
homed behind HE.
Regardless of whether you peer with HE in multiple locations or just one, the
AS path is still going to be the same and will enter into 6939 at whatever the
BGP-closest point is - the Anycast aspect essentially exists only between you
Providing HE are configuring a discriminator across their iBGP routers to take
the shortest path at entry points you're not directly peered to, the whole
thing should Just Work, sudden topology changes notwithstanding.