Hurricane Electric

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Hurricane Electric
LLC
IndustryInternet service provider
Founded1994
HeadquartersFremont, CA, USA
Key people
Mike Leber, founder
ServicesIP transit, colocation
DivisionsUSA
Websitewww.he.net
Primary ASN6939
Peering policyOpen

Hurricane Electric is a global Internet service provider offering IPv4 and IPv6 services,[1] as well as data centers in San Jose, California and in Fremont, California, where the company is based.

IPv6[edit]

Hurricane Electric operates the largest Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) transit networks globally, as measured by the count of interconnections to other networks (peering).[2] The majority of these adjacencies are native IPv6 BGP sessions. This may be determined with Hurricane Electric's BGP looking glass at http://lg.he.net.

Hurricane Electric offers an IPv6 tunnel broker service,[3] providing free connectivity to the IPv6 Internet via 6-in-4 IPv6 transition mechanisms. The company also provides an IPv6 certification program to further education and compliance in IPv6 technology.[4][5] According to Hurricane Electric's statistics, as of May 7, 2018, the company provided 97,067 tunnels spanning 197 countries[6] via the IPv6 tunnel broker and 15,382 individuals in 155 countries have reached the highest level of the IPv6 certification.[7]

Peering[edit]

Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected to more than 200 major exchange points[8][9] and exchanges IP traffic directly with more than 8,000 different networks.[10]

According to European Internet Exchange Association (Euro-IX), Hurricane Electric ranks first in the world for the number of connections to Internet exchange points, with presence at more than 100 of Euro-IX member IXPs.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cherry, Steven (January 27, 2011). "IPv6 is Coming--Just in Time". IEEE Spectrum.
  2. ^ Geoff Huston. "AS's ordered by AS Adjacency".
  3. ^ Henderson, Nicole (June 6, 2011). "Hurricane Electric Launches Premium IPv6 Tunnel Broker Service". Web Host Industry Review.
  4. ^ Deploy360 Programme. "Training: Hurricane Electric Free IPv6 Certification". Internet Society (ISOC). Retrieved 21 June 2012. Hurricane Electric offers a series of free IPv6 “certification exams” aimed at helping you demonstrate your familiarity with IPv6 concepts and your ability to correctly configure IPv6 systems. Registration is free.
  5. ^ Salmela, Jacob. "Earning the IPv6 Certification from Hurricane Electric on Mac OS X". JacobSalmela.com. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Tunnels By Country". Hurricane Electric. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  7. ^ "IPv6 Sages by Region". Hurricane Electric. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Hurricane Electric Exchange Point Information". HE.net.
  9. ^ "Internet Exchange Report - Exchange Participants (BGP Toolkit)". BGP.HE.net.
  10. ^ "AS6939 Hurricane Electric, Inc. (BGP Toolkit)". BGP.HE.net.
  11. ^ "Hurricane Electric". euro-ix.net.

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