New Ohio Connected locations

By jwilson

Are you a network in Ohio looking to connect to one of the Midwest’s largest Internet Exchanges? Fd-IX can now meet you at any of the following locations as a remote peer: 302 WEST THIRD STREETCINCINNATI, OH 45202 229 WEST 7TH STREETCINCINNATI, OH 45202 5307 MUHLHAUSER ROADHAMILTON, OH 45011 33 WEST FIRST STREETDAYTON, OH 45402…

The IX Power of Aggregation

By jwilson

As more and more of the population work from home, Internet service providers (ISPs) find they need more diverse and faster connections to cloud and content networks. In a corporate setting, the employer can justify extensive internet connections to needed resources such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. This is often because the…

Internet Society Brief on Internet Exchange points

By jwilson

Internet exchange points are physical locations where different networks connect to exchange Internet traffic via common switching infrastructures. They are a key part of the Internet ecosystem and represent a vital way to increase the affordability and quality of connectivity in local communities. IXPs usually are dispersed across countries to enable local networks to efficiently…

Local-pref and default routes

By jwilson

I have been helping an exchange member get their routing registry and RPKI stuff setup. Over the course of this, I did a once over of their BGP configuration. Their setup brought about this article. Not everyone on the Internet needs full feeds from their provider. In this case, how does learning routes from an…

Promoting the Use of Internet Exchange Points: A Guide to Policy, Management, and Technical Issues

By jwilson

Summary Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) are vital elements of Internet infrastructure that enable networks to exchange traffic with each other. Multiple Internet service providers (ISPs) can connect at a single IXP, creating the potential for a range of technical and economic benefits for the local Internet community. By keeping local traffic local and avoiding international…