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.
Euro-IX Virtual Meetings
Due to the outbreak of Covid-19 at the beginning of 2020, Euro-IX has turned the fora into virtual meetings. Taking place on the last Wednesday of each month, these short one-hour meetings chaired by the FPC are designed to keep you updated on current best practices and technical know-how. Do you have an intersting topic you would like to present?Submit proposal
Find out more about our services and what we do.EURO-IX ACTIVITIES
The Internet revealed - a five minute movie about IXPs is now available in twelve languages!
Want to translate to a language?Learn more
Introducing: the Euro-IX Peering Toolbox
What is it?
The Euro-IX Peering Toolbox is 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? Then get in touch!
Resources and Tools
The Internet eXchange Point Database is an authoritative, comprehensive, public source of data related to IXPs.
To find out more or to get involved see here.
Thank you to our sponsors! Find out how you can sponsor the IXPDB
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.