Fwd: Stealth, pTLA request.
Tue, 12 Sep 2000 13:55:51 -0700
STEALTH requests a pTLA. I am waving the 3 month review period (Stealth has
about 1.5 months on the 6bone) due to the recommendation of Rob Rockell of
This opens a two week review period, so please send any comments to the me
or the 6bone list.
This review period closes on 26 Sep 2000.
>Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2000 14:25:29 -0400
>From: Shrihari Pandit <email@example.com>
>Subject: Stealth, pTLA request.
>Dear Bob Fink,
> This is Shrihari Pandit of Stealth Communications, Inc. Stealth is
>aggressively pushing development and introduction of IPv6 to its customers
>and users of the Internet.
> We are requesting pTLA status on 6bone, earlier then the 3 months
>membership of 6bone. We hope to meet 6bone's requirements, any issues let me
>Stealth Communications, Inc.
>The following rules apply to qualify for a 6Bone pTLA allocation. It
>should be recognized that holders of 6Bone pTLA allocations are expected
>to provide production quality backbone network services for the 6Bone.
> 1. The pTLA Applicant must have a minimum of three (3) months
> qualifying experience as a 6Bone end-site or pNLA transit.
> During the entire qualifying period the Applicant must be
> operationally providing the following:
> --> Our ipv6-site is operational since July 6th 2000.
> a. Fully maintained, up to date, 6Bone Registry entries for their
> ipv6-site inet6num, mntner, and person objects, including each
> tunnel that the Applicant has.
> --> We fully maintain, up to date, 6bone registry entries.
> --> See:
> --> ipv6-site: STEALTH
> --> inet6num: 3FFE:2900:E002::/48
> --> mntner: MAINT-AS8002
> --> person: SP5-6BONE
> b. Fully maintained, and reliable, BGP4+ peering and connectivity
> between the Applicant's boundary router and the appropriate
> connection point into the 6Bone. This router must be IPv6
> pingable. This criteria is judged by members of the 6Bone
> Operations Group at the time of the Applicant's pTLA request.
> --> Our primary connection into 6bone is via Sprint/AS6175,
> --> running BGP4+.
> --> Link IP (Stealth Sprint): 3ffe:2900:e:2::2 3ffe:2900:e:2::1
> c. Fully maintained DNS forward (AAAA) and reverse (ip6.int)
> entries for the Applicant's router(s) and at least one host
> --> We maintain DNS forward (AAAA) and reverse (ip6.int) entries
> --> on auth01.stealth.net & auth02.stealth.net.
> d. A fully maintained, and reliable, IPv6-accessible system
> providing, at a mimimum, one or more web pages, describing the
> Applicant's IPv6 services. This server must be IPv6 pingable.
> --> List of IPv6 services is located in ipv6-site "STEALTH" object.
> --> Complete list of IPv6 applications are located bottom of this
> --> email, please do not redistribute to mailing-list.
> 2. The pTLA Applicant MUST have the ability and intent to provide
> "production-quality" 6Bone backbone service. Applicants must
> provide a statement and information in support of this claim.
> This MUST include the following:
> a. A support staff of two persons minimum, three preferable, with
> person attributes registered for each in the ipv6-site object
> for the pTLA applicant.
> b. A common mailbox for support contact purposes that all support
> staff have acess to, pointed to with a notify attribute in the
> ipv6-site object for the pTLA Applicant.
> --> Our objectives are to provide production quality IPv6 service.
> --> Stealth's regional backbone is almost native IPv6 now, and is
> --> providing native IPv6 links (T1 to T3) to customers. We are
> --> also actively developing dozens of applications for the public.
> --> (See Stealth IPv6 applications, towards end of e-mail).
> --> Support staff members: SP5-6BONE, VIHA1-6BONE
> --> Common mailbox for support: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
> 3. The pTLA Applicant MUST have a potential "user community" that
> would be served by its becoming a pTLA, e.g., the Applicant is a
> major provider of Internet service in a region, country, or
> focus of interest. Applicant must provide a statement and
> information in support this claim.
> --> Stealth Communications, Inc. is a commerical provider of
> --> high-speed, dedicated Internet access.
> --> We serve customers in many sectors. They includes:
> --> Research institutions, Public & Private Schools and Universities
> --> Small to large profit/non-profit, ISP's, Content providers,
> --> Stock Exchanges, Telephone operators, and more.
> 4. The pTLA Applicant MUST commit to abide by the current 6Bone
> operational rules and policies as they exist at time of its
> application, and agree to abide by future 6Bone backbone
> operational rules and policies as they evolve by consensus of the
> 6Bone backbone and user community.
> --> We agree.
>Thank you for your time,
>Stealth Communications, Inc.
>IPv6 Planned Services at Stealth Communications, Inc.
>Deployment (weeks) :: Type of service.
>* Standard services accessible to everybody:
>0 + ping :: A traditional latency-test for IPv6 participants.
>Now + www :: Company and customer homepages served via IPv6.
>* Services open to the public:
>Now + irc :: Access to a global IPv4 IRC-network via IPv6.
>2 + ntp :: A public time-service offered via IPv6.
>3 + ftp :: A comprehensive FTP-site accessible via IPv6.
>2 + lg :: A looking-glass offering sight into the IPv6 world.
>2 + smtp-bounce :: A list-bot for people testing their IPv6
>1 + fortune :: Quote of the day, UNIX-style via telnet.
>3 + rwhois :: Access to our IPv6 rwhois-records.
>Now + missingU.com :: Online Postcards, Diary, Stories/Poems and more!
>* Services available free of charge after $0 registration:
>6 + emul-serv :: Unlimited access to virtual platforms running
>4 + tunnel-serv :: Very flexible dynamic and static tunnels for
>2 + proxy-serv :: Access to v4<->v6 connection-forwarding for WWW.
>2 + nntp :: Unlimited (read-only) news-service.
>8 + dialup :: Unlimited access to IPv6 via our dialup-spool.
>? + shell-serv :: Account on an IPv6-only UNIX-server with
>2 + zork-game :: Zork/Dungeon (Infocom), a classical
>text-adventure via Telnet.
> >> Possibly also other games (choose via a menu?)
> >> Access to a Telnet IRC-client via IPv6 (via menu?)
>* Services available to customers only:
>Now + ipv6 :: Full IPv6 networking upon routinely accepted
>Some background information on Stealth's network:
> http://traffic.stealth.net (Outdated, but shows Stealth's SONET network)
>Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII
>Approved-By: Francois Baligant <francois@BE.EURO.NET>
>Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2000 01:51:41 +0200
>Reply-To: Francois Baligant <francois@BE.EURO.NET>
>Sender: IRCnet opers mailing-list <opers@ML.MAGICNET.ORG>
>From: Francois Baligant <francois@BE.EURO.NET>
>Subject: [OPERS] First Transatlantic IPv6 link
> Im very pleased to announce you that tonight the
> first IPv6 ircd server-to-server link was established
> between Stealth Communications, Inc. (NYC) and Wanadoo
> Belgium NV/SA. (ircd.stealth.net <-> ircd.wanadoo.be)
> A direct IPv6 peering was established between Stealth
> and Wanadoo using an IPv6-over-v4 tunnel.
> The 2 hubs connected without any problems.
> I would like here to thanks all the people that worked
> so hard on our ircd's IPv6 support. Our ircd is one
> of the first to be really IPv6-ready and we have to
> be proud of that.
> Now looks like a good time to experiment with IPv6, so
> go ahead and let's move this net into the next millenium :-)
> Francois aka aXs
>Francois Baligant * * Wanadoo Belgium NV/SA
>Network Operation Center * * a subsidiary of France Telecom
> * Lozenberg 22 - B-1932 Zaventem
>FB1-6BONE * tel: +32 2 717 17 17
>firstname.lastname@example.org fax: +32 2 717 17 77