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PeeringDB Tutorial

The folks over at PeeringDB have a presentation on setting up an account and adding your network. https://docs.peeringdb.com/presentation/20190227-peeringdb-workshop-2-main.pdf

January News from MidWest-IX/FD-IX

We have many exciting things going on here at MidWest-IX. Switch and Router Upgrades MidWest-IX has been hard at work upgrading our Indianapolis Infrastructure to all 40 GIG interconnects.  Recently we completed a cache fill router upgrade.  This will allow extra capacity to our Netflix, Google, and other caches. At the same time, this simplifies our […]

Updated St. Louis peers

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

MidWest-IX completes Phase 1 Capacity Upgrade for Indianapolis

MidWest-IX has completed several recent capacity upgrades on our Indianapolis fabric. We have upgraded the capacity between 733 and 401 north Shadeland to 40 gigs of capacity. We have upgraded switch interconnects at 733 to 40 gig. Switch uplinks at 401 Shadeland have been upgraded to 20 gig. A switch upgrade inside 365 Data Centers at […]

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 need for direct peering with other customers on our fabric. There may […]

FD-IX expanding to Cleveland

MidWest-IX/FD-IX is in the process of bringing on a new node in Cleveland, Ohio.  Look for more updates shortly. 

Our St. Louis fabric is growing

Check out our peers on our St. Louis peering fabric. https://www.peeringdb.com/ix/1519 #keeptrafficlocal

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 […]

Real World Indianapolis network

Today we bring you an example of one of our networks in Indianapolis. This network has a single upstream transit connection and a connection to MidWest-IX.  Under their MidWest-IX connection, they have a couple of direct peers and are peered with the route servers.  The following graphs illustrate their traffic flows for the past 2 days. The […]

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