In order to develop, maintain, support and achieve our objectives, we are seeking support from the community towards the cost of the IXPDB project.
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 Internet eXchange Federation (IX-F), aim to develop a system that will fill this gap. It will acquire data directly from IXPs through automation; we will aggregate and promote data; provide valuable insight, reporting, data export and a visualisation functionality.
We aim to work closely with the Internet technical community throughout the project and will host workshops that help to promote use of automation, the system and encourage the application of best common practices (BCPs).