Participating in MoeIX is free, although we do appreciate any donations to keep the infrastrutcture running.
How do we join?
Anyone who holds public resources (ASN and IPv4/IPv6) is free to join MoeIX to gain experience with BGP and routing. To get started first fill out the peering request form on our firstname.lastname@example.org
These are the core objectives of MoeIX(MoeQing Internet Exchange):
To provide a 0 cost, low-barrier Internet Exchange Point for users holding public resources to experiment with BGP and routing protocols.
To facilitate tunnel-based peering in a more automated manner.
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)
Dec 1, 2018 – MoeIX goes live and ready to accept peers.
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, CN
Our primary virtual switch location is in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, CN. This site has 1gbps of connectivity and direct peering to AS138211.
MoeIX Hangzhou Daily Traffic Graph
"To be added"
Fremont, CA, US
Our extension virtual switch location is in Fremont, California on the US West Coast. This site has 1gbps of connectivity and direct peering to Hurricane Electric.
Send email to email@example.com 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 MoeIX 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do we donate to MoeIX?
MoeIX 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 MoeIX.
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 MoeIX has switches. MoeIX 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 MoeIX-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 MoeIX. 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