• Routing Security

    Prefix filtering and validation in a Route Server infrastructure

    Route Servers (RS) are currently a critical piece of infrastructure in all the most important IXPs worldwide. This is especially true for those environments where a huge number of peers exists (often more than a hundred). The main role of RSes is to facilitate interconnection between multiple routers. They are a value-added service offered by IXPs and a quick shortcut to full operational status for new members. We could also describe the RS as an “enabling” service, a real “accelerator” of peering. It replaces the configuration of n bilateral peering sessions with a single BGP session by bringing several positive aspects: it allows to receive most of the IPv4 /…

  • Keep local traffic local
    Internet Exchanges

    Finalmente! Il traffico locale è rimasto locale.

    Durante la partita Juventus – Lazio del 6 marzo il traffico Internet locale è rimasto locale. In questo articolo Cristiano Zanforlin, Chief Commercial Officer MIX, Flavio Luciani, Chief Technology Officer Consorzio Namex e Luca Cicchelli, Interconnection Manager Consorzio TOP-IX spiegano cosa è successo e qual è il ruolo di un IXP. English Version has been published by Internet Society, read here the article Sabato, 6 Marzo 2021. La partita del Campionato Italiano di calcio di Serie A Juventus – Lazio viene trasmessa in TV sia via satellite sia via Internet, come accade ormai di consueto. Cos’è accaduto al traffico Internet in occasione di questo evento? Namex ha fatto il proprio all-time-peak, ovvero il picco record del traffico mostrato nel…