Technical Requirements

Security policy of the shared Layer 2 infrastructure

Extreme IX aims to ensure the Members reliable and uninterrupted Service as well as to limit the risks of deliberate or accidental mistakes, defective equipment or lack of speed of certain Member to reflect the quality of the others.

IP Traffic Exchange

IP traffic should be exchanged between Extreme IX members using BGP protocol by the following ways:

  1. Using Route Servers (RS) – two RSs for redundancy and resilience.
  2. Bilateral BGP sessions between Extreme IX Members / Content providers with theirs mutual agreements.

Route Servers Peering Policies

  1. Disabling first AS check

    The Route Servers do not have their AS first in the AS_PATH. In some cases you might need to disable the first AS check in your BGP configuration.

    • On Cisco routers please specify no bgp enforce-first-as or bgp enforce-first-as disable to disable the enforcement.
    • On Huawei routers please specify undo check-first-as to disable the enforcement.
  2. Autonomous System Number (ASN)

    Extreme IX supports both 16-bit and 32-bit AS numbers.

  3. Incoming Prefixes Filtering

    Extreme IX Route Servers’ filtering policy is as follows:

    • Drop small prefixes – longer than /24 for ipv4 and longer than /48 for ipv6.
    • Drop all well-known Martians and bogons.
    • Ensure that there is at least 1 ASN and less than 64 ASNs in the AS path.
    • Ensure that the peer AS is the same as the first AS in the AS path.
    • Drop any prefix where the next-hop IP address is not the same as the peer IP address. This prevents prefix hijacking.
    • Drop any prefix with a transit network (Internet or IP Transit) ASN in the AS path.
    • Ensure that origin AS is in the set of ASNs from the client’s IRRDB AS-SET.
    • If the prefix is evaluated as RPKI valid, it is accepted.
    • If the prefix is evaluated as RPKI invalid, it will be dropped.
    • If the prefix is evaluated as RPKI unknown, revert to the standard IRRDB prefix filtering.

Route Server Details

Route Server
ASN
IPv4
IPv6
RS149378103.77.108.2002001:df2:1900:2::200
RS249378103.77.108.2402001:df2:1900:2::240

Communities

Extreme IX RSs remove their own AS from the route, which will make them seem directly connected without a necessary BGP session between each member. All members of Extreme IX route servers can use communities to control incoming and outgoing information. Concerning the incoming traffic (which announces are accepted) the control is on the member side – They can filter which received prefixes from RS they will accept. With the help of BGP Communities, every Extreme IX member may decide who they wants to “give” the traffic to.

Please note that you are advised not to mix standard with large communities. Please choose one or the other.

Standard Communities

Extreme IX implements N:M filtering based on standard community strings. As standard BGP communities support only 4 bytes, this only works for 2-byte ASNs and peers with 2-byte ASNs. For BGP peers with 32-bit ASN use the following extended communities:

Peer
ASN
BGP Community
10G Telecom14923665198
Aattizen Telecom13322765093
Absolute Broadband13671465083
Activline Telecom13765165188
Adarsh Infosolutions13367465044
Aeronet Online Services13949065006
Aggregated Peering Content13398265184
AHPK TECHNOLOGIES15212965218
Airnet Cable And Datacom13300165072
Airtech Internet Solutions13630265051
Alegra Communication13690265065
Alien DNS13768165057
ALLCONNECT NETWORK SERVICES13717265180
Allied It Infrastructure13637365061
Allnet Broadband13572465185
AlphaGrep Securities15056065224
Andhra Pradesh State FiberNet13328765153
Anonet Communications13211665119
Anonet Communications13708565128
ASCSC Digital14185665043
Ashok Secure Broadband Network13494265104
Assistive Networks13695665220
Bakliwal Telecom13873465163
Balaji Infra Ray13517165003
Best IT Centre13568865215
Bhorer Alo Cable and Broadband14149065535
Big ventures Media14690265011
Bilal Internet Services14918765181
Blue Lotus Support Services13255665062
Classicnet Broadband Network13430765053
Cloudnet Communications13520765001
Cloudsky Superfast Broadband13434065142
Codebits Technologies14184265205
Dataexpress15059365223
DeeNet Internet Services13630865070
Delix Net Solution13709865121
Deshkal Network13255965187
Digital Infosystems13636065008
Digiway Net13521265168
DWAN SUPPORTS13330165137
Elxer Communications13325565038
EM-CYBER SPACE SERVICES14180465148
Endurance International Group39469565156
Esto Broadband13581765071
Ethernet Xpress India13405365023
Excitel13398265010
ExcoGitate Technologies13585165227
Fab Five Network15169065209
Fast Peering Router13581465203
Fiberzone Communications13580865086
Five Network Broadband13276865041
Flashcom Network13759465045
FUTURE CONNECT BROADBAND14722665208
G-Core Labs S.A.19952465032
Galaxynet Connections13585265019
Gazon Communications India Limited13277065040
Genstar Network Solutions13402265091
Giga5 Fiber Network13434565115
Gigaline Teleservices13763365075
Global India Tele-Infra13488565117
GTPL Broadband13364865111
GTPL Broadband13405565092
GTPL KCBPL BROADBAND13587265058
Haash Media Networks14148065081
Mithril Telecommunications13403365100
Hightec Network Solutions14132465017
Hyosec Solutions14125365102
Infocus Networks14151465177
Inri Communications14126665138
INTERCITY FIBER NETWORKS14690865173
IPnet Broadband Network13523265186
Jetway Broadband India13491365124
JPR Digital13222065021
Juweriyah Networks13829665012
Kerala Vision Broad Band13875465162
Laxmi Internet Services13401265029
LeapSwitch Networks13233565033
Limerick Technologies13831165151
Logon Broadband13396865002
M NETPLUS COMMUNICATION14720165175
Macro Signal13764565056
MAHABAL NET SERVICE PROVIDER13954365099
Maruti Interactive Network14727365161
Maulee Broadband15001165214
Megatel Networks14924065207
Megatel Networks13876865212
Micronova Network Solutions13278765217
Multicraft Digital13583465130
MULTINET-IN13346965007
MULTIREACH BROADBAND SERVICES15171265213
Nandbalaji Connecting Zone13297265176
Navkar Supertech13712765150
NET 4 U SERVICES PVT LTD13401465046
Netfox Networks14125465211
NETSAT13712565101
Nexen Broadband14725065219
NGC IT Works13632365079
NGC IT Works13371665178
OM ISP13712865037
One Eight Technologies13822565136
Web Werks India Pvt Ltd13329665134
Optinet Communication13830065135
OPTO COMMUNICATIONS14727965192
Phonepe13579165201
Powergrid Corporation13221565073
Redking India IT Services13667365082
Reisnet Broadband14017165210
Revolution Broadband13952665182
Rural Broadband Pvt. Ltd13417765116
sada smartlink13876265016
Saibaba Broadband13257065014
Sanchar Telenetwork13121565106
Satellite Netcom13716665074
SCC Network14693265107
Scud Communications13663965154
Seven Star Digital Network13229665026
Shree Omkar Infocom13213765097
Sindhu Fiber15112865195
Skylink Fibernet13513965127
Smartlink Solutions India13433165009
Soliton NetLink Pvt. Ltd.13491665069
Specific Net13877165096
Speed Global Telecom Network13581065030
Speedostar Telco13949865084
SREEDEVI COMMUNICATIONS14247065193
Sri Sai Communication13519365199
Sukain Infoway13493765013
SVB NETWORKS14248765113
Tata Play Broadband13467465110
Tencent13220365146
UCN CABLE NETWORK13300765022
Udupi Fastnet14132965179
Utopia Networks13331565005
V Net Networks13295665042
Vertoz Advertising Limited39690465108
Vilas Internet Services13948265170
Vilite Multimedia Pvt Ltd13573565080
Vortex Netsol13633465105
VPS Broadband And Telecom13575665118
Wandoor Multiventures13576665132
Wefe Technology Pvt Ltd13369565068
Westernedge Telecommunications15249065221
Willaegis Online13327165222
Winux Communications13634265147
Wsnl Broadband14128065164
Xpress Fiber15004665191
Yashash Cable Network13121065067
YOTTA NETWORK SERVICES14064165004
Yuvaa Communications14151965190
Zess Networks13372065027