Route48.org :: IPv6 BGP Enabled Tunnelbroker Service
Did you always want to have IPv6 at home, but your ISP doesn't realise it's 2022 and refused to deploy it?
Have you ever thought how cool it would be to have your own personal IPv6 block with your own whois information on it?
Just imagine... how awesome it would be able to do real-world BGP and control your own IPv6 space?
Imagine, no more! We want to formally introduce Route48.org! Your new free TunnelBroker, IPv6 network allocator, and BGP session / IPv6 transit provider! Yes Free, instant, and automatic!
What is Route48, and why should we care?
The idea behind this project is to enable a regular user to learn, use and play with IPv6, BGP, and networking in a safe, free and automated manner. As an LIR it is our responsibility to promote and endorse the use of IPv6 to our end clients and serve them with the opportunity to learn and use IP resources (in this case IPv6 resources)
We take pride in knowing that we are actively supporting the adoption of IPv6 for users that would otherwise find it too difficult. But now, without further ado lets go over the features of this new platform:
IPv6 Tunnel Broker
Route48's tunnel broker functionality enables any user to create what is called a 6in4 tunnel. This gives you the ability to create a simple, VPN-like, tunnel where you get allocated a full /48 IPv6 block and you can route all your IPv6 traffic through one of our nodes. 6in4 tunnel enables any user to bring IPv6 into their home network or to a server that is IPv4 only. From over 13 geographical locations (and growing) you're able to choose the location that is closest to you or your server.
Automated IPv6 prefix Allocation
Everyone wants to have their IP space and be able to manage the space themselves. Well, now you can, and you can do this for free. In Route48 we can assign and allocate multiple IPv6 prefixes, this means you can control the name, and country and even add your RIPE maintainer to the assigned IPv6 network. You can even take the newly assigned IPv6 space to your hosting providers and ask them to announce the prefix on their network and route the IPv6 space to your existing server(s). We provide LOAs, and each allocation is automatically signed with an RPKI ROA and IRR object. Let's also keep in mind how much of a perfect excuse this would be to learn how to manage IP resources on the RIPE database, securely and safely using your RIPE account.
Automated BGP Sessions
Now we all know that once you have your IP address, the next step is to get them announced and routed on the internet. While you can use the allocated address space with whatever upstream you wish, Route48 offers automatic BGP sessions over your IPv6 tunnels. This means you can start exporting and announcing your newly allocated IPv6 networks using your BGP sessions and route them to where you wish! (Free and automated IPv6 transit for your newly allocated IPv6 space)
Route48 Global Network & Sponsors
Route48 is proud to be able to offer so many different node locations for 6in4 tunnels and for transit, as of right now we have nodes in 13 different locations around the world (and a few more in the works)
Yes, all of this is free! But how? Well, we are lucky enough to have a few hosting providers who were willing to sponsor IP space and servers for this project, this is the reason we can offer such a diverse number of locations with such flexible and automated features.
This project is a joint partnership between Cloudie Networks & Zappie Host. Administration of all nodes in use provided by our sponsors and directly, are done so by only Cloudie Networks, & Zappie Host.
In short, this platform can empower end-users to do more with IPv6 and be less locked into what your hosting provider or ISP provides you. Let's be honest, who doesn't want an IPv6 address that has the words b00b in it :P
P.S. we love feedback, criticism, and suggestions. If you have an idea or even a question about this project, we would love to hear it!