List of IPv6 tunnel brokers
This is a list of IPv6 tunnel brokers that conform to the principles of RFC 3053 which describes a system with which users can request creation of an IPv6 tunnel on a host called a point of presence (PoP) that provides IPv6 connectivity to the user's network.
|Name||Active Years||PoPs||Locations||Subnet||Tunnelling protocols||Features||Registration||Configuration||Language||Prefix||Server implementation|
|AARNet||2003 ||?||1||Australia||/48 on request||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No||No||Required||Yes||No||No||No||No||English||2001:388::/32||gogoSERVER|
|CITC||2010 ||?||1||Saudi Arabia||/64||No||Yes||No||No||No||No||No||Required||No||No||Yes||No||No||English, Arabic||2001:67c:130::/48||ddtb|
|gogo6/Freenet6||1999||2016||2||Canada, Netherlands||/56 on request||No||Yes||No||No||No||No||No||Stopped||No||No||Yes||No||No||English||2001:5c0::/36||gogoSERVER|
|Hurricane Electric||2002||Active||34||Canada, Europe (9 Countries), Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, United States (10 States)||/64 default
/48 by request
|IPv6Now||2008||?||1||Australia||/64 or /48 on request||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No||No||Required||No||No||Yes||No||No||English||2406:a000::/32||gogoSERVER|
|SixXS||2000||Active||49||Australia, Brazil, Europe (20 countries), New Zealand, New Caledonia, Russia, United States (8 States), Vietnam||/64 default
/48 on request
The columns in the table provide the following details:
|Name||The name of the organisation providing the tunnel broker, this generally maps directly to an Internet service provider.|
|PoPs||Number of PoPs deployed|
|Locations||Locations where the tunnel broker has a PoP where termination of a tunnel can occur.|
|Subnet||What subnet allocation the tunnel broker provides next to the /127 or /64 for the tunnel.|
|Which tunnelling protocols are provided by the tunnel broker. This has impact on whether one can use a tunnel behind NAT or in cases where the IPv4 address of the user changes often. Check the relevant protocol descriptions for more details, or see this tunneling comparison.|
|6in4||6in4 tunnels IPv6 packets directly inside IPv4, also called 'proto-41' due to the protocol number (41) it uses.|
|TSP||The Tunnel Setup Protocol. It uses a UDP-based tunnel, which is used for both tunnelling and configuration.|
|AYIYA||AYIYA allows users behind a NAT and/or a dynamic address to maintain connectivity even when roaming between networks. It uses a UDP-based tunnel.|
|heartbeat||heartbeat is a side-protocol for signalling the current IP address of a user's 6in4 endpoint. This allows the use of a 6in4 tunnels where the user's endpoint is a dynamic IP address.|
|Features||RDNS||Whether the tunnel broker provides reverse DNS delegations for the address space they provide over the tunnel.|
|BGP||Whether the tunnel broker accepts a BGP peering allowing one to announce one's own address space or see routing information.|
|Multicast||Whether the tunnel broker provides IPv6 Multicast over a tunnel.|
|Registration||If registration is optional or required. Registration requires the user provides real details (at minimum an email address, typically also name and address)|
|What methods are available for configuring tunnels and subnets provided by the tunnel broker|
|Script||Indicates that the broker provides a script through their website that one can run on a computer for setting up the tunnel.|
|Manual||That one can set up the tunnel manually if wanted|
|TSP||Uses the Tunnel Setup Protocol (TSP) which requires the gogoclient and which can provide configuration details for TSP protocol tunnels.|
|TIC||Uses the Tunnel Information and Control (TIC) protocol as implemented by AICCU, AVM FRITZ!Box, Draytek, Motorola and others. This can provide configuration details for static, heartbeat and AYIYA tunnels.|
|URL||URL indicates that changes to the tunnel parameters can be made on the website (e.g. enable/disable or change the endpoint)|
|Language||Which languages are supported by the providers web interface and other communication channels.|
|Prefix||Which IPv6 prefix(es) are used for the tunnel broker. If a /32 is indicated, generally only a portion is used for tunnels/subnets for the tunnel broker or the name of the tunnel broker service that is providing the address space.|
|Server implementation||The Tunnel broker server software used by the tunnel broker.|
- "AARNet IPv6 Migration Broker experimental service". AARnet mailinglist. 12 November 2003. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
- "Saudia Arabia IPv6 Task Force - 9th task force meeting". Saudia Arabia IPv6 Task Force. 10 October 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
- "IPv6 Tunnel Broker Registration". Saudi Arabia IPv6 Task Force. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
- "CITC IPv6 Tunnel Broker - Saudi Arabia IPv6 Task Force". Ipv6.org.sa. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
- "Connecting to 6bone, with dynamic IPv4 address". KAME. 13 May 1999. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
- "Freenet6 Service Status". Gogonet.gogo6.com. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
- "Freenet6 Pro Account". Gogonet.gogo6.com. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
- "WHOIS-RWS". Whois.arin.net. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
- "Due to overwhelming demand, we regrettably cannot entertain new user account registrations at this moment". goipv6.hk. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
- "Hurricane Electric Free IPv6 Tunnel Broker". Tunnelbroker.net. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
- "Hurricane Electric Upgrades IPv6 Tunnel Broker". Hurricane Electric. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
- "Tunnel Server Status". Hurricane Electric. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
- "HE.net IPv6 Tunnel Broker Registration". Hurricane Electric. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
- "Dyn-compliant Endpoint Updates". Hurricane Electric. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
- "IPv6 Now!". IPv6 Now. 1 August 2008. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
- "Netassist announces Tunnel Broker". NetAssist on Facebook. 5 September 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
- "NetAssist::IPv6 Tunnel Broker". Netassist.ua. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
- "NetNam tunnel broker". NetNam. 19 May 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
- "History :: SixXS - IPv6 Deployment & Tunnel Broker". SixXS. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
- "SixXS - IPv6 Deployment & Tunnel Broker :: Points of Presence". Sixxs.net. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
- "Signup for a -SIXXS handle". SixXS. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
- "SixXS - IPv6 Deployment & Tunnel Broker :: Points of Presence - All Prefixes". Sixxs.net. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
- "SixXS - IPv6 Deployment & Tunnel Broker :: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)". Sixxs.net. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
- "draft-massar-v6ops-heartbeat-01 - SixXS Heartbeat Protocol". Tools.ietf.org. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
- "SixXS - IPv6 Deployment & Tunnel Broker :: Tunnel Information and Control protocol (TIC)". Sixxs.net. Retrieved 14 December 2014.