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.
IXPDB Priorities - Your input is Needed!
The IXPDB will soon be published using a new platform that provides out-of-the box solutions for filtering, analysing, and visualising data. This means that the small team behind the IXPDB can dedicate 100% of their focus to working with users on the data. Read our new blog post on the upcoming improvements to the IXPDB, and then share your thoughts on future development priorities with our Product Manager, Leo Vegoda!
Virtual Forum #3-21
Final virtual event of 2021
We concluded the final virtual event of 2021 with speakers from DE-CIX, KINIX/ISPA DRC, AMS-IX, TREX and Euro-IX. The presentations included tools and developments at IXPs, that are beneficial for the whole community.
The videos from the event will be available soon, so check back frequently!
Virtual Peering Series - Central Asia #4
The fourth and final session of the Virtual Peering Series – Central Asia will take place on 7 December 2021 at 09.00-10.30 UTC (14.00-15.30 in Western Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, and 15.00-16.30 in Eastern Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan).
This event will show why IXPs must be established and what is still needed to encourage their development. A panel of experts will help answer these questions.
The virtual fora provide a way for IXPs to come together to share new developments and best practices, tools and ideas.
Catch up with presentations at previous fora and check back for when the next forum will take place.
Let's Talk, Let's Act
Let's Talk, Let's Act is an industry driven panel talk, that aims at challenging norms and driving change in the industry. Is there an area in the industry that you feel passionate about and would like to see change or growth? Find out more about the panels and contact us.Learn more
Learn With Us
The Learn With Us sessions are geared toward industry learning and education on topics that affect IXPs. The next workshop will take place on 29th September, more details to follow. If you have a topic that you feel will be beneficial to IXPs, get in touch!Learn more
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.