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I'm looking for a good and stable IPv6 tunnel broker, to be used from Germany. For example Sixxs and Hurricane seem to be popular choices.

What qualities should one look for when selecting a tunnel broker, and are there big differences between the service quality between different providers?

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  1. v6 connectivity - Who do they peer with and how? Are they native v6 across their network and are they peering with other native v6 networks, or are they stringing together a series of tunnels.
  2. v4 connectivity - how far is your tunnel going to have to traverse. Same questions as above, but for v4
  3. Automation - if this is your first experience with v6, there's going to be a learning curve, and having the ability to quickly change the tunnel settings is handy
  4. BGP - depending on what you're using this for, you may want to announce your own v6 space, not all tunnel brokers allow this

Hurricane Electric meets all these. I've been running a few tunnels through them for a while now and have had no problems that weren't of my own making ;)

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And, FYI, HE has a tunnel broker in Germany –  curiousstranger Dec 6 '09 at 8:06
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