[Cake] [Bloat] starlink testing

Dave Taht dave.taht at gmail.com
Tue Apr 20 11:48:17 EDT 2021

I'm still busy doing more and more sophisticated tests and packet
captures. I am inclined to "go dark" for a while whilst I do that, but
if anyone would like to help re-write the ultimate blog entry, or
help out on instrumenting more tests, please contact me offlist.

Apparently there is IPv6 under test... somewhere... according to
reddit. Tunnelling my ipv6 via wireguard "just worked", so there's
that. There have been a few other surprises, one rather major.

As much as I dislike the cgnat I don't see how starlink had any other
choice, and the layer below that is hopefully capable of carrying
ipv6 well.

On Tue, Apr 20, 2021 at 7:10 AM Michael Richardson <mcr at sandelman.ca> wrote:
> David Lang <david at lang.hm> wrote:
>     > I haven't seen any follow-ups where anyone has gotten a login to the dish or
>     > has sniffed the traffic between the dish and the router.
> True, I haven't heard, but I haven't been looking.
>     > I haven't seen anything that would show that the router has (or doesn't have)
>     > any awareness of the satellite network.
> With multi-hundred antenna to be steered, and an AMD64 CPU on board, I can't
> imagine that that CPU isn't doing some significant amount of DSP.
> If they had offboarded all the analog parts to another DSP or discrete logic,
> then probably they wouldn't need a 64-bit CPU onboard: they could have used
> something slower/cheaper.  Well, maybe there is future proofing involved.
> I'm very disappointed that "Something simpler than IPv6" turned out to be "CGN".
> --
> ]               Never tell me the odds!                 | ipv6 mesh networks [
> ]   Michael Richardson, Sandelman Software Works        |    IoT architect   [
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