Since this is a cooperative effort, the rules are pretty basic.:

  • Peering is bilateral. There is no MLPA.
  • BGP-4 or successor is used for peering and peers must set NEXT_HOP_SELF if advertising routes from other JXIX participants.
  • Participants may not point default or otherwise use another participant’s resources without permission.
  • Broadcast traffic may not delivered to the exchange, except as needed for normal operation and troubleshooting.
  • Participants may not sniff traffic between other participants.

Switch Interconnection Policy:

Members may only utilize a single layer-2 MAC address to place a single layer-3 router per port allocated from the JXIX switch fabric unless by prior agreement of the board. The procedure for interconnecting a layer-2 device to the JXIX shall be as follows: a technical proposal shall be made to the board, accompanied by full documentation. This documentation shall be published on the announcement mailing list and the JXIX web site for comment by the members and the public for a period of no less than two weeks, whereupon the board shall determine whether the operator is allowed to perform the proposed interconnection. No more than one such proposal shall be entertained at a time, and any subsequent modifications to the interconnected equipment shall be similarly approved by the board. The operator shall be responsible for maintaining any required documentation of all layer-2 devices comprising the switch fabric, and such documentation shall always be available to JXIX operations volunteers.