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Author Topic: What can I use this for, how much is to much?  (Read 628 times)

circlenet

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What can I use this for, how much is to much?
« on: March 21, 2021, 05:05:09 AM »

We've been playing around with IPv6 deployments and we've deployed HE.NET tunnels before.
Our current providers IPv6 is somewhere between non-existant and terrible.

If we put an HE.NET tunnel into production it would move about 10 or 12 TB a month. Would this be ok. I don't want to abuse an awesome free service.
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broquea

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Re: What can I use this for, how much is to much?
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2021, 02:00:03 PM »

The nodes are shared resources, so if any one person starts monopolizing the capacity, they soon won't be. If this is for commercial use, you might want a commercial tunnel, which isn't run on the tunnelbroker.net infrastructure.
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circlenet

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Re: What can I use this for, how much is to much?
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2021, 05:37:50 PM »

Totally fair policy and I figured as much :-).
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tjeske

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Re: What can I use this for, how much is to much?
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2021, 06:19:21 PM »

I wouldn't rely on a promise-free service for commercial projects.

What if HE decides to end this service? What if there are outages? I remember cases from the last year where servers went down and took weeks to be replaced, much to the anger of some people that thought it's a good idea to use this service for their customers.

So, for commercial products, you want some guaranteed uptime.
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