North East Ohio Internet Exchange
NEO-IX offers peering on the autonomous AS62595.
If you want to peer your network at NEO-IX, your network must have/be:
- Publicly routable ASN
- Publicly routable address space
- ASN record completed in PeeringDB
- 24x7 NOC contact
- Located at one one or more of the peering interconnection facilities listed for NEO-IX in PeeringDB
Route Server Specifics
- Up to date Maintainer, ASN, AS-SET, and Route/Route6 objects in a IRR that NEO-IX supports.
- Max prefix for IPv4 and IPv6 comes from your ASN's PeeringDB record. For your peering, if you use a max prefix with the route server, we recommend 150,000 for IPv4 routes and 50,000 for IPv6 routes
- The route servers will utilize Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) data and update hourly. If an ROA for a prefix and the route servers receive an announcement in violation, it will be dropped. At NEO-IX, an RPKI ROA replaces the need for an IRR route/route6 object. An IRR as-set remains needed for downstream ASNs.
- The route servers also honor the choice of all networks with respect to the PeeringDB option 'Never via route servers'.
- The route servers are configured to be BGP-passive thus your side needs to be BGP-active. If you have a PeeringDB record and IRR records, you are ready to peer with the route servers. Your PeeringDB "IRR Record" should contain simply your IRR as-set name. The route servers use this information.
- We recommend you create IRR records at the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) which assigned/allocated your address space.
- The route server service is intended to supplement, not replace your direct peering. If you have a peer you value, take the time to establish direct peering.
- It is important to establish sessions with all of the route servers available on the VLANs to which you are attached, so that maintenance on one route server does not affect your connectivity.
- The route server software is BIRD. Much appreciation to the BIRD team.
- BGP passwords (RFC 2385) are not required.
- A looking glass for prefixes sent to the route servers will be available for each participant.