The IX-F and IXPDB

The Internet eXchange Federation (IX-F) acts as a platform for affiliated Internet eXchange Point Association (IXPAs). We are working together to build a global IXP community and help the development of IXPs throughout the world.

Internet eXchange Points (IXPs) are a network facility that enables the interconnection of more than two independent Autonomous Systems, primarily for the purpose of facilitating the exchange of Internet traffic. IXPs are considered core Internet infrastructure and carry a growing percentage of the world’s Internet traffic.

While there are a number of disparate websites and resources which contain various data on IXPs, none are globally authoritative and fully comprehensive. This makes it difficult for network operators, researchers and other interested parties to make informed decisions related to the global Internet ecosystem.

We, as the IX-F, aim to fill this gap by developing a system called the IXPDB. We began work on this project in July 2017 and have recently launched a limited version of the system which performs automated data collection from the following sources:

  1. IXPs that have an IX-F Member Export - https://www.ixpdb.net/en/

  2. IXPs that use IXP Manager - https://www.ixpmanager.org/community/user-list

  3. Facility and network data via PeeringDB -  https://www.peeringdb.com/  Coming Soon!

We have also included some static data from the old Euro-IX website as of February 9th, 2018.

For Networks: The IX-F Member Export should be your goto reference for information and member lists about IXPs.The data available through each IXP's own IX-F Member Export guaranteed to be correct and up to date. There simply is no other source of this information that is as accurate.

We encourage all IXPs to upgrade to version 0.7 of the IX-F Member Export 

For more details on the project and how you can get involved, have a look at the funding proposal or contact us.

Creation of IX-F

In November 2012, at the 21st Euro-IX forum in Stockholm a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between APIX (Asia Pacific Internet eXchange Association)LAC-IX (Latin America & Caribbean Internet eXchange Association) and Euro-IX (European Internet eXchange Association), to form the Internet eXchange Federation (IX-F).

AF-IX Joins IX-F

On the 7th of October 2014 (during the Nanog Meeting in Baltimore), the African Internet eXchange Association (Af-IX) signed the MoU to join the Internet eXchange Federation. The two Board representatives are Nishal Goburdhan (JINX) and Kyle Spencer (UIXP). 

Visit IX-F Members’ websites:  APIX – EURO-IX – LAC-IX – Af-IX