Connecting at the locations is subject to agreements with the facilities, but participation is free until 2019.
How do we join?
Please read the FAQ (URL to fact) and if this is suitable extend your network into the MonctonIX location please contact email@example.com to connect. Inquiries will be held confidential.
These are the corporate objectives of Moncton Internet Exchange:
Benefiting New Brunswick's Internet community; Providing an electronic infrastructure
to allow for the exchange of New Brunswick based Internet traffic among New Brunswick
based ISPs (Internet Service Providers), NSPS (Network Service Providers), CSPS
(Content Service Providers) and other Internet users; Providing New Brunswick residents
with direct access to local internet content; and Increasing the transfer speed of
Internet communications between New Brunswick companies, friends, neighbors and family
Theo de Raadt for his work on developing the original web template for YYCIX and inspiring the IX-website project.
Phi Rhythmatus / Codrops or the excellent free of charge & use Bootstrap template used as a base for this. They do not require a link back or footer credits but they deserve a special thanks for making a neat bootstrap 3 theme!
Progress Report (recent items first)
Jan 22, 2018 – MonctonIX goes live and ready to accept peers.
October 30, 2017 – M-Lab site live in Moncton (performance.cira.ca)
June 16, 2017 – CIRA procures rack space at Fibre Center and provides colocation space
to host and operate Moncton Internet Exchange along with Leon A. Morris as a volunteer.
April 26, 2017 - A Press Conference and a Town Hall meeting was held in Moncton for the purposes of starting an internet exchange in New Brunswick.
Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org for any issues.
All inquiries will be held confidential.
What speeds are supported?
The preferred choice of connection will depend upon the location.
Typical connections are 1Gb & 10Gb (SFP based).
Please contact us for information on other port speeds.
What other services can we pickup at the MonctonIX locations?
We would be happy to discuss once we are up and running.
How much do ports cost?
1Gbps and 10Gbps connections are free for 2018.
In 2019, we anticipate $1200/year with a one-time setup fee of $250
which includes an SPF and patch cable.
For connection speeds faster than 10Gbps please email us at email@example.com.
How do we donate to MonctonIX?
MonctonIX was built upon donations. We are very interested in receiving SFP optics,
switches, or money to continue our work.
We have listed our contributors on a seperate page along with ways of donating.
Does this operate like an ISP?
Internet Exchanges are not ISPs (Internet Service Providers).
No traffic, bandwidth or other services are being sold by MonctonIX.
The simple, noble goal is to create a meeting place where Eastern
Canadian networks can directly exchange some of their traffic efficiently
on an ethernet switch without additional costs.
Many Internet Service Providers provide their services at
the locations where MonctonIX has switches. MonctonIX does not intend to compete
with the internet service providers, but instead complement their services to
improve local Internet performance.
What limitations are there on traffic?
Similar to AMS-IX and TORIX, the switch ports are configured with a
variety of port-security features so that one peer cannot damage
another's experience. If port-security is triggered, the port
will appear "dead" for a little while.
Peers may place only a single MAC address on their port. Use
of more MAC addresses may trigger port-security features.
Only ARP, IPv4, and IPv6 traffic are allowed. Other traffic
may trigger port-security features.
Only one layer-3 router allowed per port.
The peering router must speak BGP.
Peers may speak BGP directly between each other.
Additionally, two MonctonIX-operated BGP route servers are available
to share routes in a easy and simple fashion. As at other IX, these
route servers operate using a feature called AS transparency --
they do not prepend their own AS to the AS_PATH on the reflected
routes, thus creating shorter (better) paths
The session to the route servers should be configured to accept
this situation, typically with a vendor-specific option such as
"no bgp enforce-first-as"
(Cisco IOS, Cisco IOS-XE),
"bgp enforce-first-as disable" (Cisco IOS-XR),
"no bgp-enforce-first-as" (Quagga and family),
"enforce neighbor-as no" (OpenBGPD), etc.
These requirements are not unique to MonctonIX. The introductions and
sample configurations at
SWISSIX, or other internet exchanges can be valuable.
Our operators will help peers, and hope to provide samples of
our own in the future.
Are there any rules?
The internet exchange switch is a fabric shared by all peers.
Peers must avoid doing anything which might overload the fabric,
mis-direct traffic, or otherwise cause harm to any other peers. If
a peer shows a willful disregard for others, they will be
disconnected by the operators. The full set of
Exchange Participation Rules are published.
While not a rule, we request that peers register themselves
with http://peeringdb.com, because
visibility there will encourage other networks to join as well,
bringing more benefit to all.
What is the process for getting connected?
Send us an email telling us about your network and requesting a port.
All inquiries will be held confidential.
Please see our Locations list for
datacenter contact information to make arrangements for a cross-connect.
What other services can we expect?
No other services at available at this time.
Links to reading material about Internet Exchanges