PEERING SERVICES

MIX peering

Peering is the interconnection service between networks (AS) available at MIX through high-speed layer 2 devices (switches).

Operators who present themselves on MIX have the opportunity to realize peering agreements in the point of greatest concentration of internet operators in Italy, with ease and at competitive costs.

The service includes

  • ports of 1 GE, 10 GE and 100 GE;
  • peering reports on the peering LAN with 3 instances of the 13 Root DNS servers existing in the world and of many TLD DNS servers;
  • exchange of IPv4 and IPv6 traffic on the same infrastructure and without additional costs;
  • colocation of peering equipment in the core MIX headquarters.

On demand

  • redundant interconnection over a double peering LAN;
  • private interconnection on dedicated VLAN.

Advantages

  • direct relations with MIX staff for all issues related to interconnection, peering and colocation;
  • easy interconnection from the datacenters in the Caldera Campus, all already fiber connected to the MIX centers.

Participants

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BBBellIT34606
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BT ItaliaIT8968
BV Networks IT207013
BZSolutionsIT209408
CDLanIT20836
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Cesena NetIT200043
CieloIT51001
CiscoUS36692
ClioIT9104
Cloudfire IT203489
CloudflareUS13335
CloudItaliaIT15589
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Cogent CommunicationsUS174
COLT InternationalUK8220
ConnesiIT15605
Connessioni Metropolitane IT47178
Continent 8UK14537
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D.T.S. - ReteIVOIT49605
DadaUK39729
DeltawebIT49653
DimensioneIT202870
DIR.orgUK42909
Dolomites NetworkIT205099
Dropbox IE19679
Dueenne RO57495
E-Mind IT49535
E4AIT34695
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EasynetIT21454
El.Com.IT199324
Elmec InformaticaIT39217
ElsyconnIT196983
Engineering D.HubIT21176
EnterIT12850
EoloIT35612
ePress IT24880
Equinix IT15830
EstracomIT31319
EurocallIT196761
EuropsysIT202347
Expereo International NL15695
FacebookUS32934
FastconIT198399
Fastly Inc.US54113
FastnetIT8265
FastwebIT12874
Fiber TelecomIT196753
FiberingIT51569
ForcepointUS44444
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GARRIT137
Gate T1IT204326
GeantUK21320
Genesys InformaticaIT24994
Geny CommunicationsIT45015
Go InternetIT198292
GolineCH202032
GoogleUS15169
GrifonlineIT43942
GTT / Easynet Italia IT4589
GTT / HiberniaNL5580
GTT / InterouteIT8928
Horizon TelecomIT201518
Hurricane ElectricUS6939
I.T.S. IT204923
ICTeamIT20924
IFOMIT35193
Il Sole 24 OreIT12650
Imperva Inc.US19551
Init7 (Schweiz)CH13030
InNetIT204180
Innsbrucker KommunalbetriebeAT31510
InsielIT44831
IntercomIT8224
Internet OneIT44160
Internet One SACH6898
InterplanetIT34758
IntredIT31115
IP Telecom / TWS ItaliaIT29449
IPKom IT198013
IPTP NetworksUS41095
Irideos / Infracom ItaliaIT3302
Irideos / KPNQwest ItaliaIT5602
Irideos / Mc-LinkIT5396
Irpinia Net-ComIT48500
Isi LineIT13113
It.Net / IOLIT8660
ITGate NetworkIT12779
IX ReachUK43531
JComIT201502
KnippDE48519
LeonetIT15691
LepidaIT31638
Lepida 2IT205139
Libera Università di BolzanoIT51708
Limelight NetworksUS22822
LispaIT198319
Logos Technologies IT41606
LottomaticaIT35574
Maggioli s.p.a./ElogicIT200760
MaideIT204809
MandarinIT47408
Medi@netIT43364
MediasetIT48634
MediavenetoIT49289
Melita MT12709
Melita ITIT209222
MetrolinkIT8816
Micro ServiziIT202761
MicrosoftUS8075
MU NetworkIT204366
MynetIT31263
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NaquadriaIT201333
NemoIT200108
Net GlobalIT50316
Net-ITIT50352
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NetenIT41974
Netflix StreamingUS2906
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Newcom TLC IT209970
NewtecIT201602
NeximIT210122
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Next.it IT201950
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NHM IT62275
NibbleIT202896
Nice BlueIT59699
Noitel Italia IT207018
Noixa s.p.a.IT208873
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Nuovareti IT200984
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Onecom GlobalUK51185
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Optima ItaliaIT44513
OrakomIT199181
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OVHFR16276
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QcomIT41497
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Redder TelcoIT33986
ReevoIT31617
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RetelitIT28716
RetnUK9002
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SeewebIT12637
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Siltel IT200799
Sim Informatica s.r.l.IT206460
SiportalIT28999
Sirius TechnologyIT60501
Sistemi HSIT21101
Sistemi WifiIT208851
SkyIT60772
Sky-linkIT207022
Smart Provider IT205260
SmartlineIT205032
SoftLayer Technologies ItaliaIT36351
SonyUS33353
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SpinIT6734
StackPathUS33438
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StelkomSI43061
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Twitch US46489
TWTIT30848
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Zscaler US62044

PUBLIC PEERING

It is the basic service rendered to the operators that connect to the MIX to exchange IP traffic for free through a Layer 2 infrastructure (public VLAN) shared among all the other operators connected to MIX.

  • Available for all operators who have their own Autonomous System (AS) public provided by a Regional Internet Registry (RIR);
  • Valid for one or all of the following types of traffic:
    • Unicast IPv4
    • Unicast IPv6
  • Realized through BGP protocol within its own AS
  • Also available via centralized peering services (Route-server)
  • Opportunity to create free direct peering agreements with all the ISPs connected on the MIX;
  • Direct peering with replication of i.root-servers.net, k.root-servers.net and j.root-servers.net;
  • Direct peering with secondary name-servers for ccTLDs and TLDs connected to MIX (e.g. “.IT”, “.EU”, “.COM”, “NET”, etc.);
  • Visibility in real time and in the history of their traffic statistics in: total traffic, traffic per interface, traffic to each other peer and traffic per type of TCP/UDP port;
  • External visibility thanks to the inclusion in the list of operators published on the MIX site and inclusion in the Euro-IX database
  • Inclusion in the technical mailing lists of MIX customers useful for real-time communication id problems related to peering
  • Access to pages reserved for members, containing information, tools, statistics and additional technical documentation of interest;
  • Support and access to the datacenter 24/7×365;
  • Opportunity to participate in events organized by MIX.
  • Allocation and use of MIX switch ports;
  • Connection to MIX switch ports from anywhere in the data hall via structured cabling set up by MIX;
  • Assignment of two IPv4 addresses and two IPv6 addresses belonging to the MIX address space to be used on the primary VLAN and on the public peering back-up;
  • Reverse resolution of the addresses assigned in the primary and secondary DNS of the MIX address space;
  • 24×7 assistance from the Network Operator Centre (NOC) of MIX;
  • Access Out-of-Band (OOB) prepared by MIX for the remote management of the operators’ devices if installed in MIX datacenters;
  • Opportunity toinstall your ownnetwork equipment inside the MIX datacenter without additional costs;

All items outside the previous list are not included in the standard service. Operators can still request additional physical resources or additional services by getting in touch directly with the NOC

The connection to the MIX is dedicated to operators provided that they

  • are providers of internet access, hosting and housing services to third parties or operating in the production and distribution of content;
  • possess the necessary authorizations for the provision of their services;
  • have their own public Autonomous System number issued by RIPE or an equivalent register;
  • announce their networks within their Autonomous System;
  • have their own connectivity to the global Internet independent of MIX.

PRIVATE PEERING

It is an extension of the basic service thanks to which operators already connected to MIX implement peering agreements via dedicated VLANs.
Useful in the case of transit resale or in the presence of traffic quantities such as to require dedicated peering resources with internally pre-established quality characteristics.

It allows to create a private connection between two operators through a virtual connection created by MIX switches;

  • Available to all operators who are already connected to the public peering LAN;
  • Made through dedicated VLANs and reserved for two members of the MIX in the following ways:
    • through a dedicated port connected to the MIX switches;
    • via a port already in use (e.g. for public peering) with application of the 802.1Q protocol (interface tagging);
  • Valid for Unicast IPv4 and IPv6 traffic
  • Realized through BGP protocol, within a public Autonomous System (AS) number issued by a Regional Internet Registry (RIR) e.g.: APNIC, ARIN, LACNIC, RIPE-NCC, etc. and with public IP addresses belonging to the proprietary AS;

The traffic produced on the dedicated VLAN participates in aggregate manner to the total traffic of MIX; moreover, if the VLAN is realized with dedicated ports, traffic is monitored separately from that of the public peering, and the specific traffic data are viewable only to the operators involved in provate peering.

In addition to the advantages provided with the public peering service:

  • Opportunity of routing private traffic flows through resources already in use to other ISPs connected to MIX;
  • Real-time visibility of traffic statistics on the private VLAN, differentiated in: total traffic, traffic per interface, traffic to each peer and traffic per type of TCP/UDP port
  • Allocation and use of additional ports on MIX switches based on operator requests or configuration in q-tagging of interfaces already in use;
  • Connection to MIX switch ports from anywhere in the data hall via structured cabling set up by MIX;
  • Configuration and maintenance of the private VLAN, to which a /30 IPv4 ND /64 IPv6 subnet are assignedbelonging to the MIX address space but outside the network block dedicated to public peering;
  • Assignment of an IPv4 address and an IPv6 address to each of the operators of the private VLAN;
  • Reverse resolution of the addresses assigned in the primary and secondary DNS of the MIX address space;
  • 24×7 assistance from the MIX Network Operator Centre (NOC);
  • Out-of-Band access (OOB) prepared by MIX for the remote management of the operators’ devices if installed in MIX datacenters;

All items outside the previous list are not included in the standard service. Operators can still request additional physical resources or additional services by getting in touch directly with MIX NOC.

The connection to the MIX is dedicated to operators provided that they

  • are providers of internet access, hosting and housing services to third parties or operating in the production and distribution of content;
  • possess the necessary authorizations for the provision of their services;
  • have their own public Autonomous System number issued by RIPE or an equivalent register;
  • announce their networks within their Autonomous System;
  • have their own connectivity to the global Internet independent of MIX.

CLOSED USER GROUP

It is a service dedicated to closed groups of operators who need to share a LAN on which specific types of traffic will be routed and subject to the group’s interests (SLAs).

  • It allows to open peering relations on dedicated reserved VLANs among a limited number of operators;
  • Available to all operators who are already connected to the public peering LAN;
  • Implemented through dedicated VLANs and aimed at group operators participating in the reserved VLAN in the following manners:
    • through a dedicated port on MIX switches;
    • via a port already in use (e.g. for public peering), with application of the 802.1Q protocol (interface tagging);
  • Valid for Unicast IPv4 and IPv6 traffic
  • Realized through BGP protocol, within a public Autonomous System (AS) number issued by a Regional Internet Registry (RIR) e.g.: APNIC, ARIN, LACNIC, RIPE-NCC, etc. and with public IP addresses belonging to the proprietary AS.
  • The traffic produced on the dedicated VLAN is monitored separately from that of the public peering. The specific traffic data is viewable only to the ISPs involved in CUG, while they are displayed in aggregate form in MIX’s total traffic graph.

In addition to the advantages obtained with the Public Peering service:

  • opportunity to route reserved traffic flows through resources already in use to other operators connected on MIX;
  • real-time visibility and statistics of traffic on the private VLAN, differentiated in: total traffic, traffic per interface, traffic to each peer and traffic per type of TCP/UDP port
    • According to the operators requests, allocation and use of additional ports on MIX switch or configuration of q-tagging on interfaces already used;
    • Connection on the ports of MIX’s switch from any point of data center room through structured cabling prepared by MIX;
    • Configuration and maintenance of private VLAN,to which is signed a /30 IPv4 network and a /64 IPv6 nework, belonging to MIX address space but external to the block used for Public Peering;
    • Assignment of one IPv4 address and one IPv6 address to each ISP connect to private VLAN;
    • Reverse resolution of addresses assigned on primary and secondary DNS;
    • 24×7 assistance of MIX’s Network Operator Center (NOC);
    • Out-of-Band (OOB) access arranged for the remote management of routers colocated inside the data center;
    • Chance to install network devices inside MIX datacenter with preferential prices.

    All the aspects not mentioned above must be considered not included in the standard service. Any further resources can be asked directly to the MIX NOC

La connessione al MIX è dedicata agli operatori a condizione che

  • siano fornitori di accessi a Internet, di servizi di hosting e housing a soggetti terzi o che operino nell’ambito della produzione e distribuzione di contenuti;
  • siano in possesso delle necessarie autorizzazioni per la fornitura dei propri servizi;
  • siano in possesso di un proprio numero di Autonomous System pubblico rilasciato da RIPE o un registro equivalente;
  • annuncino le proprie reti all’interno del proprio Autonomous System;
  • abbiano propria connettività all’Internet globale indipendente da MIX.

Scenarios

  • Bring the routers through which peering sessions with the other customers can be managed to MIX.
  • Maintain or install the routers at a datacenter in the Caldera Park using local fiber to reach the peering LAN.
  • Connect through a LAN extension service provided by a carrier (remote router).
  • Connect to a MIX satellite PoP.
  • Connect using the Pooling@MIX service.
  • Connect via the Radio Bridge.
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Configuration guides

The information contained in this section is intended as a suggestion for the configuration of the devices directly connected to MIX. In this regard, several technologies currently available on the market have been taken into consideration.

See document MIX-305e.1.0

Route Server

A route server service is also available to help the customer in making the BGP session. Once a single peering session is configured with the router, the session is automatically established with all the other devices connected to the same router.

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Technical/Formal prerequisites