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    1. Technical Requirements

    2. Route Server Policies

    3. Ts & Cs 

    4. Privacy (regarding the use of NetIX website)

    5. GIX (Global Internet Exchange) Free Trial Ts & Cs


    1. Technical Requirements

    NetIX Ports

    The common network platform of the NetIX nodes is based on Ethernet technology (IEEE 802.3).

    Interfaces NetIX Offers

    - Copper port 100/1000 Mbps RJ45 (802.3u, 802.3ab)
    - Optical 1Gbps port with SFP module LX (13100nm singlemode, 802.3z)
    - Optical 10Gbps port with LR module (1310nm singlemode, 802.3ae)
    - Optical 25Gbps port with LR module (1310nm singlemode, 802.3cc)
    - Optical 40Gbps port with LR4 module (1310nm singlemode, 802.3ba)
    - Optical 100Gbps port with LR4 module (1310nm singlemode, 802.3ba)
    - Other, not mentioned above modules, specified by responsible engineers of NetIX (e.g. modules SX, ER, ZR, SR etc.)

    Physical Requirements

    All Ethernet interfaces attached to NetIX shall be explicitly configured with duplex, speed and other configuration settings and shall not be auto-sensing.

    Technical Requirements

    Member's use of NetIX services shall at all times conform to the standards as laid out in IETF STD0001 and associated Internet STD documents.

    MAC Layer

    Frames forwarded to NetIX ports shall have one of the following ether types:

    - 0x0800 - IPv4
    - 0x0806 - ARP
    - 0x86dd - IPv6

    All frames of a service forwarded to an individual port shall have the same source MAC address. Only one predefined MAC address is allowed on a service port. If any additional need arise, the number of associated MAC addresses may be increased by NetIX. In the event of exceeding the maximum number of allowed MAC addresses the related NetIX port is automatically blocked to ensure stability for the entire platform.

    Member shall send Ethernet frames from an interface connected to NetIX only to MAC addresses learned via that interface.

    All frames forwarded to NetIX ports shall not be addressed to a multicast or broadcast MAC destination address, with the following exceptions:

    - Broadcast ARP packets
    - Multicast IPv6 Neighbor Discovery (ND) packets
    - Others, if explicitly allowed for that port (e.g. multicast service)

    Traffic for link-local protocols shall not be forwarded to NetIX ports except for the following:

    - ARP except proxy ARP
    - IPv6 Neighbor Discovery

    These link-local protocols include but are not limited to the following list:

    - IRDP
    - ICMP redirects
    - IEEE802 Spanning Tree
    - Vendor proprietary discovery protocols (e.g. CDP)
    - Interior routing protocol broad/multicasts (e.g. OSPF, IS-IS, IGRP, EIGRP)
    - PIM-SM
    - PIM-DM
    - DVMRP

    Use of proxy ARP on the router's interface to the NetIX is not allowed.

    IP Layer

    On all interfaces connected to NetIX Global Internet Exchange network only IP address and network mask assigned by NetIX shall be used.

    IPv6 addresses shall be statically configured (no use of automatic configuration). IPv6 site local addresses shall not be used.

    IP packets addressed to NetIX Global Internet Exchange peering LAN directed broadcast address shall not be automatically forwarded to NetIX ports.


    All exchange of routes across the NetIX Global Internet Exchange network shall be via BGP4(+).

    All AS numbers used for peering sessions across the NetIX Global Internet Exchange network shall not be from range reserved for private use (64512-65535).

    Member shall forward traffic via NetIX Global Internet Exchange only to addresses announced to the member via NetIX.

    IP address space assigned to NetIX Global Internet Exchange peering LAN shall not be advertised to other networks without explicit permission of NetIX.

    Member shall not announce to Route Server (AS57463) private addresses, private ASes or default route.

    The members are recommended to:

    - Register their routing policy for each connected ASN in the appropriate RIR database and keep it updated.
    - For all networks advertised via BGP register a route (or route6) object in the RIPE database or other public routing register and keep it updated.
    - Use an as-set object registered in RIPE database or similar register.
    - NetIX Global Internet Exchange members are encouraged to do the best to aggregate their routes in accordance with RFC2519 (A Framework for Inter-Domain Route Aggregation).
    - All prefixes advertised across the NetIX Global Internet Exchange network shall have their next-hope attribute pointing to the IP address of the advertising router UNLESS agreement has been made in advance in writing by NetIX and the members involved.
    - Newly installed ports are initially connected to the isolated testing segment to verify whether the member’s equipment is configured correctly. Connection to the production network is possible only after all detected defects are removed.

    2. Route Server Policies.

    About Route Server:

    The Route Server (RS) is used to facilitate interconnection between multiple Internet routers. It is a network service that reduces the number of individually configured peering sessions between NetIX participants. NetIX operates two geographically diverse Route Servers for resilience.

    Start Using Route Server

      Route Server 1 Route Server 2
    AS Number AS57463 AS57463
    IPv4 address
    IPv6 address 2001:67c:29f0::A:5:7463:100 2001:67c:29f0::A:5:7463:200

    Route Server Policy

    Two policy groups are present:

    Basic Routing Policy
    - 57463:57463 - announce prefix to all members
    - 57463:peer-as - announce prefix to AS peer-as
    - 0:57463 - block announcement of prefix to all members
    - 0:peer-as - block announcement of prefix to AS peer-as

    Large BGP communities Policy
    - 57463:1:0 -announce prefix to all members
    - 57463:1:peer-as - announce prefix to AS peer-as
    - 57463:0:0 - block announcement of prefix to all members
    - 57463:0:peer-as - block announcement of prefix to AS peer-as

    Extended BGP communities Policy
    - rt:57463:57463 - announce prefix to all members
    - rt:57463:peer-as - announce prefix to AS peer-as
    - rt:0:57463 - block announcement of prefix to all members
    - rt:0:peer-as - block announcement of prefix to AS peer-as

    Extra Routing Policy
    - peer-as:999 - announce prefix with well-known community no-export
    - 57463:65000 - set local preference 0
    - 57463:65050 - set local preference 50

    Blackholing BGP community
    - 65499:999 - /32 IPv4 prefixes


    - If a prefix with missing BGP community attribute or non-conformant with the list above is received, the prefix is accepted and announced to all members.
    - All prefixes are set by default local-preference 100.
    - Prefixes received with well-known no-export attribute (65535:65281) are announced with the attribute unchanged to members.
    - To use BGP communities with 32-bit AS numbers set peer-as value as listed above.
    - All 32-bit AS numbers are mapped by NetIX statically to 16-bit numbers.


    Prefix Validation

    NetIX validates prefixes at ingress on all route servers. The validation is based IRR Object presence. We are looking for a valid Route Origin Authorization (ROA) for all the announced prefixes in RADB Internet Routing Registry (IRR).

    For any additional information on this matter you can contact us on [email protected].

    3. Terms and Conditions (Ts & Cs)

    Effective from 9th of March 2022: Click to open.

    4. Privacy (regarding the use of NetIX website)

    We do not collect personal information on our website.

    The information we use includes website visit times, access times, operating systems, browser versions and other non-user related information. This data helps us to keep track of our visitors, for example which pages they visit and for how long. With this information, we can improve the efficiency and composition of our website.

    The information you leave on our website is only used to send you information about your choice, for example in job search sections or when you submit a question through this website. In that case, the information you submit is used for that specific purpose only, unless you otherwise agree or otherwise stipulated by law. We do not share this type of information with third parties and we make every effort to ensure its correct use, but we cannot guarantee and have no control over the third party networks through which visitors submit their information to our website.

    This website provides hyperlinks, which take you to another website of our partners, not controlled by NetIX and, therefore, we are not responsible for the use or disclosure of data collected through these websites.

    5. GIX (Global Internet Exchange) Free Trial Ts & Cs

    This free trial refers to the NetIX GIX (Global Internet Exchange) service.

    As a free trial, it is available from NetIX’s Primary PoPs only. You can sort our PoP list by PoP status, i.e., Primary or Secondary.

    The free trial term is two weeks.

    Cross connect fees are not covered by NetIX in this free trial and must be paid for separately by the user.

    NOC support is still available 24/7.

    Availability may be limited to maintain our high service standards.

    NetIX reserves the right to limit a free trial as it sees fit.

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