BFDIX - Peering Policy - FAQ

How to connect with BDF-IX?

BFD-IX has an open peering policy. If you have a public ASN and routable resources (IPv4/IPv6) you are welcome to join BFD-IX.

How do we contact BFD-IX?

Send email to [email protected] for any issues.

How much do ports cost?

BFD-IX does not charge for participation for 100Mb port as we believe in providing a low barrier of entry for any holders of public resources to participate in BGP. While we do not charge for participation, we do accept donations to cover the costs associated with running BFD-IX’s infrastructure.

How do we donate to BFD-IX?

BFDIX was built upon donations. We are very interested in receiving donations of VPS’ to further extend the reach of our network. If you would be interested in donating resources to BFDIX, please contact us by email: [email protected] We also accept monetary donations to our PayPal email address: [email protected]

What Technology is Used to Connect Peers?

BFDIX has multiple ways to connect peers.

Local peers have a Delight VPS and have requested a complimentary cross connect to the BFD-IX switch.

Remote peers use a layer2 tunneling protocol to connect to the BFD-IX switch without a physical presence. Supported tunneling protocols are EoIP, GRETAP, VxLAN.

If you are physically located in a datacenter where BFD-IX is present, start by asking crossconnect prices to your datacenter. Afterwards you can contact us to get a LOA so that datacenter can connect you. Even though we strive to get the best prices for you available, the cost of crossconnect falls under your responsibilities.

All peers, local, remote and crossconnect, use BGP to exchange routing information with each other, and optionally, the BFD-IX route server.

Please note that we start passive sessions and that you have to configure your site as active.

Are there any rules?

The internet exchange switch is a fabric shared by all peers. Peers must avoid doing anything which might overload the fabric, mis-direct traffic, or otherwise cause harm to any other peers. If a peer shows a willful disregard for others, they will be disconnected by the operators.

Additionally, peers are requested to only send traffic to destinations advertised by BGP.

Do not point default routes and do not point static routes to other operators.

Peers are required to maintain their connection to the IXP and allow ICMP PING, additionally operators are required to maintain a peering session to the primary route server. Operators who do not maintain their tunnel, or who block ICMP PING will be automatically de-peered.

While not a rule, we request that peers register themselves with http://peeringdb.com, because visibility there will encourage other networks to join as well, bringing more benefit to all.

Please note that we start passive sessions and that you have to configure your site as active.

All peers will be removed after 21 days of inactivity.

What operating systems are supported?

Technically any OS that supports VPN tunneling (current protocols include GRETAP, EoIP, or VXLAN) and BGP or any version of Mikrotik RouterOS can be used. We have officially tested on Debian, Ubuntu, VyOS 1.18 and RouterOS 6

Are there any example configurations?

Send us an email if you need help configuring your side

What Subnets do you use?

Our IPv6 subnet is: 2001:7f8:da::/48

Our IPv4 subnet is: 185.1.136.0/24

What is the process for getting connected?

Please send out the peering request to: [email protected] and one of our staff will get in touch.

Please see our Locations list for the closest virtual switch to you.

Do you have a looking glass?

Yes! We have a public looking glass available at https://lg.bfdix.com which shows all peering sessions the router is configured for.

What other services can we expect?

BFDIX currently operates a Route Server with ASN 49374. No other services is available at this time, however, in future we may turn up some new services.

Does BFD-IX use any type of filtering to secure the inbound routing advertisements?

Yes, we use Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) and Internet Routing Registries (IRR). So you must ensure that all routing advertisements are listed in IRRDB and RPKI valid, otherwise routes will be filtered.

Any routes will be RPKI validated and checked against Internet Routing
Registry (IRR) data.
if the result is RPKI and IRR Valid, the route is accepted
if the result is RPKI and IRR invalid, the route is rejected
if the result is RPKI NotFound/Unknown, we check if the route is
resolvable for its origin ASN and it might get accepted or rejected
depending on the result of IRRDB.

Is BFD-IX require the customers to register route objects?

Yes, otherwise your route advertisements will be filtered. If you don’t know how to do this, you can contact our support team by emailing to: [email protected]

 

Any routes will be RPKI validated and checked against Internet Routing
Registry (IRR) data.
if the result is RPKI and IRR Valid, the route is accepted
if the result is RPKI and IRR invalid, the route is rejected
if the result is RPKI NotFound/Unknown, we check if the route is
resolvable for its origin ASN and it might get accepted or rejected
depending on the result of IRRDB

How can i check is my IRR/RPKI are correct?

You can check your IRR and RPKI  by visiting https://irr.bfd-ix.net and entering your prefix or ASN

Anti-Spoofing – Preventing traffic with spoofed source IP addresses

We provide help and instructions how to implement anti-spoofing in customer network to prevent traffic with spoofed source IP addresses

Does BFD-IX offer assistance to its members to maintain accurate routing information (IRR and/or RPKI)?

Yes, we offer such assistance, as one of our requirements are accurate routing information (RPKI and/or IRR) otherwise your route advertisements will be filtered.

If you need such assistance, please write to [email protected] and one of our operators will help you.

Delight VPS

What I will get with Delight VPS

You will get peer with BFDIX and IP-Transit

Does Delight VPS IP Transit is free and unlimited?

Yes it free and unlimited (fair use)