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Updated St. Louis peers

Check out our updated peer list for our St. Louis Fabric.

Why you need an IX, even if you have your own cache boxes

We’ve had networks on our IXes that have had a gigabit/s or more of traffic going to our cache boxes when they had their own on-net cache boxes that were working as designed. Many Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) have programs where you can get a node of theirs in your network to maximize performance, minimize […]

Direct link to our Indy Speedtest Server

If you are an IX client and are looking for a faster way to connect to a local SpeedTest server here is a faster way. http://midwest-ix.speedtest.net

PeeringDB entry for Cleveland

Our Peering DB for Cleveland is now live. https://www.peeringdb.com/ix/2286

What do route servers do?

Transparency Route Servers, unlike regular BGP routers, provide transparency features to facilitate optimal path selection in Internet Exchange infrastructure. FD-IX Route Servers provide the following: 1) AS path transparency by hiding its own ASN. This shortens AS path by one hop and avoids the┬áneed for direct peering with other customers on our fabric. There may […]

IOS-XR Example Config

; ; REPLACE X with your appropriate FD-IX IP Address ; ; REPLACE Y with your appropriate IP blocks ; ; REPLACE 1234 with your ASN ; ; Route Server addresses are specific for Indy. Other locatins will need to be modified interface TenGigE0/1/0/7.300 description “Midwest IX Peering” ipv4 address 206.53.139.X 255.255.255.0 ipv6 nd suppress-ra […]

Google (AS36040) joins us in St. Louis

Google ‘s AS36040 has joined us in St. Louis.

Peering Isn’t Dead, It’s Just Different

There was some commentary at the end of yesterday’s CHI-NOG (Chicago Network Operators Group) meeting that to quote an attendee outside of the peering community, “was a huge disservice to attendees that didn’t know any better”. The commentary was that “peering is dead” and that fostering ecosystems and interconnection is where we are and should […]

St. Louis Moving Bits

Where are we? Our St. Louis Internet exchange in the Netrality facilities at 210 N. Tucker and 900 Walnut has been moving non-negligible bits for under three weeks. We’re doing great compared to our Indianapolis exchange’s launch, so we have high hopes for the St. Louis market. We’re already peaking at over 850 megabit/s. What […]

Speedtest.net in Indy

While performing some troubleshooting with one of our customers, we determined they were using a speedtest.net server that would give sub-optimal results. We worked to put together our own speedtest.net server for the benefit of the networks on our Indianapolis IX. Not only will there now be a speedtest.net server with unrestricted performance to our […]

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