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.

According to this the following restrictions and rules apply:

MAC Layer

  1. Extreme IX PHYSICAL INTERFACES and MEMBERS PHYSICAL INTERFACES shall work in full-duplex regime.
  1. Frames forwarded to Extreme IX ports shall have one of the following ethertypes:
    – 0x0800 – IPv4
    – 0x0806 – ARP
    – 0x86dd – IPv6
    and restricts all other ethertypes.
  1. Only one MAC address is allowed on a service port and all traffic originating from this port should come with the same source MAC address, otherwise traffic will be discarded.
    In case of VLAN Interconnect service, we allow one MAC address per VLAN ID.
  1. Frames forwarded to Extreme IX ports SHALL NOT be addressed to a multicast or broadcast MAC destination address except as follows:
    – broadcast ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) packages
    – multicast IPv6 Neighbor Discovery (ND) packages
  1. Maximum broadcast packages forwarded from the MEMBER’S equipment must not exceed 50 (fifty) in number per second per PHYSICAL INTERFACE.
  1. Members SHALL NOT announce to the ROUTE SERVERS IP address space reserved for Private networks (Private IPs).
  1. Members SHALL NOT announce to the ROUTE SERVERS AS numbers reserved for private use (Private AS).
  1. The Member must aggregate as far as possible the announced prefixes (MEMBER ADDRESS SPACE).
    The smallest IP address block allowed to be announced is /24 (256 IP addresses).
    It is NOT ALLOWED to use Spanning Tree Protocol enabled on a port connected to Extreme-IX
    It is NOT ALLOWED to use proxy ARP enabled on a router port connected to Extreme-IX.
    NOTE: DO NOT advertise the full routing table to us, we need your DNS IP Pools and End user IP Pools only!
  1. Extreme IX can limit the PUBLIC PEERING traffic in both directions (source and destination), when source IP address space or destination IP address space is not part of the prefixes announced by the Member to ROUTE SERVERS.
  1. For the purpose of monitoring on Extreme IX site, Members should not forbid ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol) communication from/to Extreme IX IP address space.
  1. Extreme IX has implemented Quarantine VLAN. Аll new ports are placed in their own separate VLAN, together with a monitor port.

IP Layer

  1. Interfaces connected to Extreme IX ports SHALL ONLY use IP addresses (IPv4 and IPv6) and netmasks assigned to them by Extreme IX.
  1. IP packets addressed to Extreme IX Peering LAN’s directed broadcast address SHALL NOT be automatically forwarded to Extreme IX ports.
  1. IP address space assigned to Extreme IX Peering LANs SHALL NOT be advertised to other networks.

 

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.
  1. Autonomous System Number (ASN)
    Extreme IX supports both 16-bit and 32-bit AS numbers.
  1. Incoming Prefixes Sanitization
    The Extreme IX route servers implement very basic incoming filters for private ASNs and prefixes received from clients. Extreme IX BLOCKs private ASNs, RFC1918 ranges, bogon prefixes and the default route.

 

Route Servers Details

Mumbai

Route Servers RS 1 RS 2
ASN AS49378 AS49378
IPv4 Address 103.77.108.200 103.77.108.240
IPv6 Address 2001:df2:1900:2::200 2001:df2:1900:2::240

 

Delhi

Route Servers RS 1 RS 2
ASN AS49378 AS49378
IPv4 Address 45.120.248.200 45.120.248.240
IPv6 Address 2001:df2:1900:1::200 2001:df2:1900:1::240

 

Hyderabad

Route Servers RS 1 RS 2
ASN AS49378 AS49378
IPv4 Address 103.77.110.200 103.77.110.240
IPv6 Address 2001:df2:1900:4::200 2001:df2:1900:4::240

 

Chennai

Route Servers RS 1 RS 2
ASN AS49378 AS49378
IPv4 Address 45.120.251.200 45.120.251.240
IPv6 Address 2001:df2:1900:3::200 2001:df2:1900:3::240

 

Kolkata

Route Servers RS 1 RS 2
ASN AS49378 AS49378
IPv4 Address 45.120.249.200 45.120.249.240
IPv6 Address 2001:df2:1900:5::200 2001:df2:1900:5::240

 

Communities

All members to Extreme IX route servers can use communities to control incoming and outgoing information.

In relation to the incoming traffic (which announces are accepted) the control is in the client – he can filter which ones of the received from RS announces he will accept.

Extreme IX RSs remove its own AS from the route, which will make them seem directly connected without a necessary BGP session between them.

With the help of BGP Community Extreme IX member may decide who he wants to “give” the traffic to. The following BGP Community is maintained for every announced prefix.

Communities coming from Extreme IX RS:

0:peer AS Prefix is announced from peer AS

 

Communities that are accepted from Extreme IX RS:

49378:0 Block Your prefix to all peers
49378:0 49378:ASPEER Block Your prefix to all peers EXCEPT ASPEER
49378:ASPEER Block Your prefix to ASPEER

 

Communities for Mumbai peers with 32-bit ASNs:


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 current table for community:

Peer 32-bit ASN BGP Community
Cloudnet Communications 135207 65001
Logon Broadband 133968 65002
Jet Netcom Broadband 134009 65003
CreenceIS Computing 135262 65004
Utopia Networks 133315 65005
Multinet Udaipur 133469 65007
TelexAir Telecom 133664 65008
I Network Solutions 135739 65009
Syntego Technologies 135826 65011
Juweriyah Networks 138296 65012
Sukain Infoway 134937 65013
Optical Broadband Communications 135839 65015
Tracknet Services 133638 65016
Parim Infocomm 134265 65017
Maxtech Broadban 133311 65018
Cityzone Infonet 134899 65019
Wow Solutions 133590 65020
JPR Networks 132220 65021
UCN Cable Networks 133007 65022
Ethernet Xpress 134053 65023
Allnet Broadband 135724 65024
Quadrant Televentures 17917 65025
Seven Star Digital Networks 132296 65026
Mukand Infotel 132960 65027
Gigantic Infotel 133275 65028
Laxmi Internet Service 134012 65029
Speed Global Telecom Network 135810 65030
SharpLink Wireless Solution 136636 65031
Five Network Solution 24554 65032
Wish Net 45775 65033
Shree NorthEast 135777 65034
Wavetree Networks 133240 65035
Vizag Broadcasting Company 133593 65036
Basak Telecom 136677 65037
Elxer Communications 133255 65038
Knet Solutions 135247 65039
Gazon Communications 132770 65040
Auspice Infratel 59165 65041
Primenet Global 17426 65042
Sistomic Interwebs 136289 65043
Adarsh Infosolutions 133674 65044
Gayatri Telecom 136311 65045
Galaxynet Connections 135852 65047
TGN Networks 136300 65048
PassIT Media 137144 65050
Airtech Internet Solutions 136302 65051
Five Network Broadband 132768 65052
GCN Broadband 134289 65053
Mira Infocomm 173083 65054
Capture Networks 45661 65055
Spider Broadband 135214 65056
D-WAN Supports 133301 65057
GTPL KCBPL Broadband 135872 65058
Swastik Internet & Cables 133724 65060
Allied IT Infrastructure 134006 65061
Bluelotus Support Services 132556 65062
Assistive Networks & Technologies 136956 65063
Sun Broadband and Data Services 133684 65064
Alegra Communication 136902 65065
Sheng Li Telecom India 134006 65066
Yashash Cable Network 131210 65067
Wefe Technology 133695 65068
Soliton NetLink 134916 65069
Esto Internet 132051 65071
Airnet Networks 133001 65072
Powergrid Corporation 132215 65073
Digital Satellite Connect 137166 65074
Gigaline Teleservices 137633 65075
Fast For Technologies 135269 65076
PTL Broadband 137617 65077
Microscan Computers 55352 65078
NGC Broadband 136323 65079
Vilite Multimedia 135735 65080
Foxtel Telecommunication 134004 65081
Redking India IT Services 136673 65082
Falconet Internet 136287 65083
SpeedUP Network 134293 65084
Ellinovations 136665 65085
Kings Broadband 132976 65087
Jetspot Network 134325 65088
Charotar Telelink 132933 65089
SK Netsol 135820 65090
Genstar Network Solutions 134022 65091
Ubercore Data Labs 135190 65092
Threesa Infoway 132996 65093
Swiftnet Broadband 133713 65094
Sifi Online 136696 65095
Jee Communications 135226 65096
Shree Omkar Infocom 132137 65097
Net-Raj Technology 136643 65098
Lightyears Broadband 135844 65099
HI REACH BROADBAND 134033 65100
ANI Broadband Services 132116 65101
Cybernet Introtech 137139 65102
DCS Internet Services 137609 65103
Ashok Secure Broadband Network 134942 65104
Vortex Netsol 136334 65105
Blue Ultraband Internet 131459 65106
Sanjeevan Networks 135809 65107
HYFY Giga Fiber 137132 65108
Apple Broadband Services 133298 65109
TATA Sky 134674 65110
MNR Broadband 133648 65111
Airfiber 135780 65112
Isparrow Digital India 138302 65113
Kenstar Web Solutions 138329 65114
Spiderlink Networks 134928 65115
Rural Broadband 134177 65116

 

Communities for Delhi peers with 32-bit ASNs:


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 current table for community:

Peer 32-bit ASN BGP Community
Digial Telco Network 135729 65004
Tachyon Communications 135697 65005
Weebo Networks 136946 65006
Sifi Online 136696 65008
RG Technosolution 134922 65009
Net Raj Technology 136643 65010
World Phone Internet Services 18002 65011
Mediant Broadband 136328 65012
DDC Broadband 135706 65013
Link Up Networks 136645 65014
Webriders Internet 135737 65015
JDM Broadband Services 134341 65016
Praction Networks 135799 65017
Ultranet 134026 65018
SAT International 135716 65019
Swiftmail Communications 9830 65020
Fusionnet 134375 65021
Airmax Internet 135753 65022
Softech Infosol 133680 65023
Data Connect 45804 65024
Fastnet Communications 133692 65025
SS Fiber Net 136372 65027
Dehradun E-net Solutions 133278 65028
Skynet Internet Broadband 134259 65029
SVD Digital Networks 135763 65030
Ookla Telecom 136625 65031
iForce Networks 134858 65032
Userlinks Netcom 135761 65033
Multicraft Digital Technologies 135834 65035
MNR Broadband 133648 65036
Powernet Communications 135772 65037
Netway Internet 135223 65038
Oasis Cable 133651 65039
Touch Net India 132004 65040
Gigatel Networks 135193 65041
RI Networks 135031 65042
Skynet 133676 65043
Global RA Net Services-2 133293 65044
Hardwork Cable & Internet Services 133967 65045
Dheera Net Services 135842 65046
Gigacast Network 136322 65047
Indophone Networks 134946 65048
Trivoz Digital Networks 136338 65049
SGIT Infotech 134043 65050
Bhaukaal Baba Technologies
New Ashok Nagar
134895 65051
Bhaukaal Baba Technologies
Gurgaon
134337 65052
Realtel 132754 65053
Skymax Broadband 132934 65054
Zapbytes Technologies 133652 65055
Airnat IT Services 132540 65056
Tripleplay Broadband 132453 65057
Perfect Internet 132323 65058
Bhaukaal Baba Technologies
Haldwani
136697 65059
DNS Infonet 134278 65060
S A Internet Solution 137138 65061
Nextgtech Net Solution 133965 65062
Sifi Online 136696 65063
SBR Telecom 133989 65064
Linkwave Technologies 136377 65065
Jaipur Internet Services 137659 65066
Vajra Telecom 136632 65067

 

Communities for Hyderabad peers with 32-bit ASNs:


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 current table for community:

Peer 32-bit ASN BGP Community
SVCPL 134305 65002
Delix Net Solutions 137098 65003
Blackpride Tech 135691 65004
Hi Reach Broadband 134033 65005

 

Communities for Chennai peers with 32-bit ASNs:


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 current table for community:

Peer 32-bit ASN BGP Community
Ficus Telecom 132931 65001
Velocity Internet 134016 65002
RV Broadband 135192 65003
Skylink Fibernet 135139 65004
Knet Solutions 135247 65005
Viva Communications 55806 65009
F2H Network 136708 65010
C32 Broadband 135801 65011
Niss Internet Services 132774 65012
RMAX Broadband 133971 65013
Alacriy Net System Service 135758 65014
Airgenie Communications 134021 65015

 

Extreme IX Operations

Extreme IX provides 24/7/365 First level of support and Business hours Second Level of support to all its members.