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snarked

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Tunnel Broker Account Growth.
« on: September 08, 2010, 11:38:47 AM »

Looks like (from the graph) that the number of accounts doubles about every 8 months.  Damn!

Granted, it appears that there are only half as many tunnels as accounts, but will HE be able to keep up with this growth should the trend continue?
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cholzhauer

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Re: Tunnel Broker Account Growth.
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2010, 11:44:44 AM »

Hmm.  Well, I would assume they have enough /48's to give to everyone, so I don't think it would be a problem there.

As for the amount of traffic...I have to imagine that most of the traffic is coming from people just "kicking the tires" and wouldn't result in much bandwidth.

Or, I could be way off base
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Re: Tunnel Broker Account Growth.
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2010, 11:56:45 AM »

Keep in mind that the account growth does cover 3 free services now: IPv6 tunnels, Certifications, and the DNS service. We have a good number of users registering for access to one or more of the available free services. As we refine existing & add new services, we absolutely hope that we attract more and more users :) The only service that could potentially saturate would be the tunnels, but that hardware has the capability to have multiple bonded interfaces, or 10G interfaces (that'd be awesome!), so that resolves any kind of capacity issue with a quick configuration and minimal interruption. We are also actively working on expanding our IPv6 allocation.

We don't see a problem with keeping up :D
« Last Edit: September 08, 2010, 11:58:31 AM by broquea »
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Re: Tunnel Broker Account Growth.
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2010, 12:04:36 PM »

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As we refine existing & add new services, we absolutely hope that we attract more and more users

I'd be interested in knowing how many users you pulled from "other" tunnel brokers.
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Re: Tunnel Broker Account Growth.
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2010, 12:09:24 PM »

I'd be interested in knowing how many users you pulled from "other" tunnel brokers.

Not really sure how that would be measured, aside from a forums poll or something. There isn't some check box asking which broker/automatic-tunnel-method you gave up on to switch.....yet *thinks about this*
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Re: Tunnel Broker Account Growth.
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2010, 10:42:43 PM »

Basic poll added to this thread.  If someone has an extensive list of alternative tunnel brokers that are still operating, feel free to add a better poll.  I only know of sixxs (Europe) and go/freenet6 (Canada), and I'm not certain of the latter.
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Re: Tunnel Broker Account Growth.
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2010, 04:57:19 AM »

Those are the other two major ones I know of too.

Here's a list of some "minor"? ones

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_IPv6_tunnel_brokers
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Re: Tunnel Broker Account Growth.
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2010, 08:52:57 AM »

Basic poll added to this thread.  If someone has an extensive list of alternative tunnel brokers that are still operating, feel free to add a better poll.  I only know of sixxs (Europe) and go/freenet6 (Canada), and I'm not certain of the latter.

sixxs Account for difficulties. I  have freenet6 account. but it's network speed slow from me. So I using he.net network.
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Re: Tunnel Broker Account Growth.
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2010, 08:55:55 AM »

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sixxs Account for difficulties

You aren't the only one, unfortunately.

I use GoGo6 at home, but I experience the slow speeds like you do; the gogo6 servers are in Canada while I sit here in the US
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Re: Tunnel Broker Account Growth.
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2010, 09:06:16 AM »

by the way, I have build free ipv6 Email for public. and it has many people get account now.  ;)
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Re: Tunnel Broker Account Growth.
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2010, 12:29:00 PM »

I hadn't heard of any of those 5 regional tunnel brokers.

BTW, I was using 6to4 (2002::/16) for about 3 years before HE's tunnel broker.
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