Technical Specifications

Private VLAN Service

FL-IX offers private VLAN services, which allows members to establish connections over a dedicated VLAN at any location where FL-IX provides service. Private VLAN services provided between sites are offered with non-blocking interconnectivity.

Media Types

FL-IX offers services on the following physical media:

  • 1GE LX over SMF
  • 10GE LR over SMF
  • 100GE LR4 over SMF
Route Server

By announcing their routes to the route servers, members can begin immediately exchanging traffic with other route server participants without configuring individual BGP sessions. The route servers are:

Name IPv4 IPv6 ASN Platform 2001:504:40:108::1:4 63221 BIRD 2001:504:40:108::1:5 63221 BIRD

Members who wish to connect to the route servers should disable enforce-first-as on the route server BGP sessions.

MAC Filtering

FL-IX implements MAC filtering using layer 2 access control lists to protect the infrastructure against loops. Members who intend to swap routers or otherwise change their MAC address should coordinate this change in advance with the FL-IX NOC. In the event of an after-hours emergency necessitating a MAC change, members should contact the FL-IX NOC for assistance.

Permitted Traffic

FL-IX will accept and forward from member ports traffic with Ethertypes of:

  • 0x0800 IPv4
  • 0x86dd IPv6
  • 0x0806 ARP
No export of IXP address space to peers

Members are prohibited from originating or otherwise announcing IP address space assigned to the Community IX peering LANs.