VarnaIX has an open peering policy. At times, local infrastructure requirements or constraints may modify these requirements on a temporary or long-term basis. All members have ability to control their announces to other members via bgp communities
Networks wishing to join VarnaIX must have the following:
- Publicly routable ASN
- Publicly routable address space (at least one /24 of IPv4 and/or one /48 of IPv6 space)
- NOC contact capable of resolving BGP routing issues
- Presence at one or more of our interconnection facilities (Varna and region please contact us at noc_at_varnaix.net or +359 52 302253)
- Up to date and valid, Maintainer, ASN, AS-SET, and Route/Route6 IRR records in RIR databases. Route servers automatically apply ROA and Route/Route6 validation.
Interfaces VarnaIX Offers
- Copper port 100/1000 Mbps RJ45 - certain nodes only
- Optical 1Gbps port with SFP module SX (850nm - multimode) or LX (1310nm signlemode) - certain nodes only
- Optical 10Gbps port with SX (850nm - multimode) or LR module (1310nm singlemode)
- Optical 40Gbps port with 850nm (MMF) or 1310nm (SMF) QSFP module
- Other, not mentioned above modules, specified by responsible engineers of VarnaIX (e.g. modules ER, ZR, SR etc.)
- All Ethernet interfaces attached to VarnaIX shall be explicitly configured with duplex, speed and other configuration settings and shall not be auto-sensing.
- Frames forwarded to VarnaIX ports shall have one of the following ether types:
- 0x0800 - IPv4
- 0x0806 - ARP
- 0x86dd - IPv6
- All frames forwarded to VarnaIX ports shall not be addressed to a multicast or broadcast MAC destination address, with the following exceptions:
- Broadcast ARP packets
- Multicast IPv6 Neighbor Discovery (ND) packets
- Use of proxy ARP on the router's interface to the VarnaIX is not allowed.
BGP configuration requirements
- No support for multihop
- All exchange of routes across the VarnaIX Internet Exchange network shall be via BGP4(+).
- All AS numbers used for peering sessions across the VarnaIX Internet Exchange shall not be from range reserved for private use (64512-65535).
- Member shall forward traffic via VarnaIX Internet Exchange only to addresses announced to the member via VarnaIX.
- Most specific prefix accepted /24 (IPv4), /48 (IPv6)
- Member shall not announce to Route Servers private addresses, private ASes or default route.