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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Company Country AS
2bite IT 35617
3P System IT 199837
A.M.1. IT 205732
Abilene IT 31611
Acantho IT 21309
Active Network IT 197075
Adal Network IT 204121
Afilias IE 12041
Airbeam IT 50877
Aircomm IT 196865
Akamai US 20940
Altitud IT 57111
Amazon US 16509
AMT Services IT 41160
Argosid Network IT 206988
Aruba IT 31034
Asco TLC IT 29177
Asdasd IT 28929
AT&T Global Network Services US 2686
Atomo Networks IT 210129
Aut O’Mattic IE 2635
Bbanda IT 196749
BBBell IT 34606
Blizzard Entertainment FR 57976
Brennercom IT 20811
Briantel IT 18362
BT Global Services UK 5400
BT Italia IT 8968
BT Italia / I.Net IT 3313
BV Networks IT 207013
BZSolutions IT 209408
CDLan IT 20836
CDNetworks Co. US 36408
Cesena Net IT 200043
Cielo IT 51001
Cisco Systems (Italy) IT 36692
Clio IT 9104
Cloudflare US 13335
CloudItalia IT 15589
Coding IT 204504
Cogent Communications US 174
COLT International UK 8220
Connesi IT 15605
Connessioni Metropolitane IT 47178
Consorzio Smart Provider IT 205260
Continent 8 UK 14537
Convergenze IT 39120
CZ.NIC z.s.p.o CZ 25192
D.T.S. – ReteIVO IT 49605
Dada UK 39729
Deltaweb IT 49653
Dimensione IT 202870
DIR.org UK 42909
Dolomites Network IT 205099
Dropbox IE 19679
Duenne (ex Biesse) RO 57495
E-Mind IT 49535
E4A IT 34695
EasyConn IT 199941
Easynet IT 21454
El.Com. IT 199324
Elmec Informatica IT 39217
Elsyconn IT 196983
Engineering IT 21176
Enter IT 12850
Eolo IT 35612
ePress IT 24880
Equinix (ex Telecity) IT 15830
Estracom IT 31319
Etisalat AE 8966
Eurocall IT 196761
Europsys s.r.l. IT 202347
Expereo International B.V. NL 15695
Facebook US 32934
Fastcon IT 198399
Fastly Inc US 54113
Fastnet IT 8265
Fastweb IT 12874
Fiber Telecom IT 196753
Fibering IT 51569
Forcepoint US 44444
FUB – Fondazione Ugo Bordoni IT 50112
GANDI FR 29169
GARR IT 137
Gate T1 IT 204326
G Core Labs LU 199524
Geant UK 21320
Genesys Informatica IT 24994
Geny Communications IT 45015
Globecorp Networks US 63113
Go Internet IT 198292
Goline CH 202032
Google US 15169
Grifonline IT 43942
Hibernia NL 5580
Horizon Telecom IT 201518
Hurricane Electric US 6939
ICTeam IT 20924
IFOM IT 35193
Il Sole 24 Ore IT 12650
Imperva Inc. US 19551
Init7 IT 13030
InNet IT 204180
Innsbrucker Kommunalbetriebe AT 31510
Insiel IT 44831
Intercom IT 8224
Internet One IT 44160
Internet One SA CH 6898
Interplanet IT 34758
Intred IT 31115
IPKom IT 198013
IPTP Networks US 41095
Irideos / Infracom Italia IT 3302
Irideos / KPNQwest Italia IT 5602
Irideos / Mc-Link IT 5396
Irpinia Net-Com IT 48500
ISI Line IT 13113
It.Net / IOL IT 8660
ITGate Network IT 12779
IX Reach UK 43531
JCom IT 201502
Knipp DE 48519
Leonet IT 15691
Lepida IT 31638
Libera Università di Bolzano IT 51708
Limelight Networks US 22822
Linea Com IT 25002
Logos Technologies IT 41606
Lottomatica IT 35574
Maggioli/Elogic IT 200760
Maide IT 204809
Mainsoft IT 51185
Mandarin IT 47408
Medi@net IT 43364
Mediaset IT 48634
Mediaveneto IT 49289
Melita EU 12709
Metrolink IT 8816
Micro Servizi IT 202761
Microsoft US 8075
MU Network IT 204366
Mynet IT 31263
Mynetway IT 198697
Naquadria IT 201333
Nemo IT 200108
Net Global IT 50316
Net-IT IT 50352
NETandWORK IT 201877
Neten IT 41974
Netflix Streaming US 2906
NetIX Communications BG 57463
Netnod – i.root-server SE 29216
Netoip IT 202709
Newcom IT 209970
Newmediaweb IT 203180
Newtec IT 201602
Nexim IT 210122
Nexin Technologies IT 31076
Next.it IT 201950
Nexus IT 199947
NHM IT 62275
Nice Blue IT 59699
Noitel Italia IT 207018
Nova Networks IT 28941
Nova Quadri IT 198380
NuovaReti IT 200984
Oath (EMEA) IE 10310
Omantel OM 8529
OpenFiber IT 210218
Optima Italia IT 44513
Orakom IT 199181
Orange Business FR 6853
OVH FR 16276
Panservice IT 20912
Planetel IT 47217
Positivo IT 49360
Poste Italiane IT 15720
Professional Link IT 59862
Profexional IT 209358
Progetto 8 IT 198721
Promo.it IT 8855
PT Telkom Indonesia International / TELIN RI 7713
Qcom IT 41497
Quantil Networks CA 54994
RadioFibra IT 206701
RAI – RadioTelevisione Italiana IT 8234
Redder Telco IT 33986
Reevo s.r.l. IT 31617
Registro .it IT 2597
Retelit / e-via IT 28716
Retn UK 9002
Riot Games IE 6507
RIPE NCC – RIS project NL 12654
RIPE-NCC – k.root-server NL 25152
S.P.E. IT 49640
Seeweb IT 12637
Seflow IT 49367
Servereasy IT 60798
Sg.Gs SG 24482
SI.EL.CO. IT 201806
Siltel IT 200799
Sim Informatica IT 206460
Siportal IT 28999
Sirius Technology IT 60501
Sistemi HS IT 21101
Sky IT 60772
Sky-link IT 207022
SoftLayer Technologies Italia IT 36351
Sony IT 33353
Spadhausen IT 62166
Sparkinit s.r.l. IT 39825
Spaziotempo IT 201058
Spin IT 6734
StackPath US 54104
Stadtwerke Hall in Tirol AT 34347
Stel IT 56550
Stelkom SI 43061
Sunrise Communications CH 6730
Supernap IT 203201
Symantec US 27471
Swisscom CH 3303
T.Net IT 8922
TeamSystem IT 206693
Tech Digital IT 199536
Tecno General IT 203591
Tecnotel IT 48544
Telecom Italia IT 3269
Telecom Italia San Marino SM 15433
Telemar IT 13097
Telmekom IT 49088
Telnet IT 5392
Terra IT 31222
Time-Net IT 51580
Tiscali Italia IT 8612
Trentino Network IT 12835
TTK – TransTelecom RU 20485
Twitch Interactive Inc. US 46489
TWS Italia IT 29449
TWT IT 30848
Unidata IT 5394
Uno Communications IT 9137
Utility Line Italia IT 9026
ValcomCalabria IT 206299
Verisign – j.root-server NL 26415
Verizon Digital/EdgeCast US 15133
Verizon Italia US 702
Videobyte IT 49709
Vimpel RU 3216
Vodafone Italia IT 30722
Voix IT 199547
Vuetel Italia S.p.A. IT 200507
Warian IT 56911
Wavecom IT 200497
Welcome Italia IT 21056
Wifiweb IT 47927
WI-GO IT 206655
Wind Tre (ex H3G) IT 24608
Wind Tre (ex Wind) IT 1267
WispOne IT 60822
Wolnext IT 49524
WorldStream Network NL 49981
Xmatica – Progetto Fibra IT 60475
xstream IT 198102
Z.G. Elettronica IT 200794
Zscaler US 62044

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