Welcome to Euro-IX
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The European Internet Exchange Association (Euro-IX), was formed in June 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.
We conduct a number of activities for our Members and the wider community including virtual and in-person events, reports, and collaborative projects and tools including the IXPDB, Member news and blogs.
Find out more about these activities and how you can get involved.
38th Euro-IX Forum
Call for Papers
The 38th Euro-IX Forum will be hosted by InterLAN from 23-25 April, 2023, in Cluj Napoca, Romania.
The Call for Papers is open, if you have an interesting topic that you would like to share with the community, submit it!
We are working on the forum details and registration will open soon.
A movie about Internet Exchange Points (IXPs); what they are and their role in the Internet ecosystem. This is the first video in a series of IXP videos - this video is aimed at helping friends and family to understand what an IXP is. Produced in collaboration with NETIX, CATNIX, BNIX, Netnod, TOP-IX, AMS-IX, INEX, LINX and NIX.cz.
You can also watch our original IXP video: The Internet Revealed - a five minute movie about IXPs, available in twelve languages! Want to translate to a language?Learn more
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!
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. With organisations including LINX, NAPAfrica, HEAnet, Kentik and DE-CIX.
Do you have good material that could benefit the community?
Do you want the Peering Toolbox to reference your documents?
MANRS for IXPs
Is your IXP MANRS compliant?
MANRS = Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security.
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.