Welcome to Euro-IX
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The European Internet Exchange Association (Euro-IX), was formed in May 2001 with the intention to develop, strengthen and improve the Internet Exchange Point (IXP) community. A number of IXPs recognised a need to combine their resources in order to coordinate technical standards, develop common procedures, share and publish statistics and other useful information. This would in turn give all interested parties a better insight into the world of IXPs.Learn more
What is an IXP?
The Internet eXchange Federation (IX-F) has defined an IXP as A network facility that enables the interconnection of more than two independent Autonomous Systems, primarily for the purpose of facilitating the exchange of Internet traffic.
An IXP provides interconnection only for Autonomous Systems.
Find out the latest developments at IXPs, tools, collaborations and other news from Members and Patrons in the Members news area.
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The fourth virtual forum took place on 2 December on the event platform Swapcard. The forum had a packed schedule of very interesting talks on 5G, Cloud WAN Peering and an IXP Marketplace panel. If you missed it, watch the live replay on our YouTube account or on Swapcard.
Other Virtual Events
Let's Talk, Let's Act! #2
In this second Let's Talk, Let's Act series, women leaders at IXPs, shared their experiences and tips we can all take on board and act upon. Answering questions including, "what skills and resources have you used to help others progress?”, "What advice would you give young women coming into this industry?” With panelists from INEX,LINX, MIX-IT, NAPAfrica and CATNIX.
Business Continuity: Planning for the Future in the Midst of a Pandemic
Community leaders share their insight on planning for the future, including tips on budgets, strategy and building new relationships.
With panellists from Akamai, Subspace, LINX and MIX-IT.
Internet + Infra = = Revolution
This is the second panel in the series co-hosted by AMS-IX, 'Is the Internet Broken?'
Delving into the current flaws of the internet and discussing possible solutions as a community.
With panellists from IAA, StackPath/ Open-IX, DE-CIX and ISOC this second panel focuses on Internet infra and how this can be a solution.
The Internet revealed - a five minute movie about IXPs is now available in twelve languages!
Want to translate to a language?Learn more
The Euro-IX Peering Toolbox
What is it?
A community led Euro-IX project initiated to provide support and best practice information for new entrants into the interconnection community. The organisations involved include LINX, NAPAfrica, INEX, Cloudflare, Amazon and Microsoft. Do you have good material that could benefit the community? Do you want the Peering Toolbox to reference your documents? Get in touch!
Resources and Tools
Euro-IX Github Page
The community is working on a number of projects that would be of interest to IXPs and networks, including Standarding Large BGP Communitties at IXPs and realistic benchmarks for GoBGP and BIRD route servers. Take a look at our GitHub page and get involved!
What is an IXP in need? Are you a planned or already established IXP that has very limited or no funding, or technical/operational support? We're here to help! With thanks to contributions from ISOC, RIPE NCC, InterLAN and VIX!
Have a look at our Support Programs and get involved!
Is your IXP MANRS compliant?
MANRS = Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security.
MANRS for IXPs
MANRS can help IXPs build safe neighborhoods, leveraging the MANRS security baseline. It also demonstrates an IXP’s commitment to security and sustainability of the Internet ecosystem, and dedication to providing high quality services.
Find out more and how you can join here.