GE-CIX&Global Internet Exchange

Peering Network©

FAQ: General

Terms and Specifications GE-CIX

How does the free test work?

  1. The customer orders a test connection to the GE-CIX Network on the homepage. The customer provides us with the information of a location or the Datacenter, where the test should be realized.
  2. After the confirmation from GE-CIX, the customer orders the test connection at the GE-CIX partner (the Datacenter). For the test connection the partner will charge a one-time setup fee. The prices are listened below:
    — Frankfurt am Main

    1. Test connection inside Equinix FR5.
    2. Test connection inside Interxion FRA4.
    3. Test connection inside Level3.

    — Amsterdam

    1. Test connection inside Equinix AM1.
    2. Test connection inside euNetworks.
    3. Test connection inside Interxion AMS3.
    4. Test connection inside Global Switch.
    5. Test connection inside NIKHEF.
  3. After the test period the connection will be disconnected automatically. If the customer wants a permanent connection to the GE-CIX , he has to order an interconnection to GE-CIX. The Setup fee will be taken of the standard interconnection price.


Technical data:

  1. The connection to the GE-CIX is done via crossconnections between the port equipment node GE-CIX and customer hardware.Organization of the inhouse cabling is the customer responsibility. Crossconnection interfaces could be the following types:
    — 1000 Base-TX
    — 1000 Base-LX
    — 10000 Base-SR, LR, LRM, ER
  2. The access to the GE-CIX can be implemented if the customer has its own Autonomous System (Autonomous System, AS). If you have no AS, we can provide you a solution for this case.
  3. The customer is obliged to keep up to date routing network policy of its own AS in the registry’s of Internet routes (Internet Routing Registry, IRR) RIPE, ARIN, or RADB.
  4. The customer shall disable auto-sensing mode at all interfaces and explicitly define the configuration interface (duplex, speed, etc.).
  5. The customer shall disable ARP proxy, Broadcast forwarding, Spanning tree, IP Redirects, CDP, as well as all kinds of layer2 broadcast, with the exception of ARP and ICMPv6 Neighbor Discovery — at all interfaces.
  6. The customer is obliged to indicate MAC-addresses of all logical interfaces used to connect to the GE-CIX.
  7. The customer shall transmit Ethernet-frames only on the MAC-addresses, at each interface used for connection to GE-CIX, received via this interface.
  8. The customer is obliged to send Ethernet-frames from the only one logical interface for each port dedicated to connect GE-CIX.
  9. The customer is obliged to transmit only Ethernet-frames of the following types ( 0x0800 — IPv4, 0x0806 — ARP, 0x86dd — IPv6, as at general and on the multicast VLAN.
  10. The customer is obliged to use on all interfaces utilized for connection to GE-CIX only allocated IP-address and netmask. Customer shall not announce IP-address GE-CIX third party.
  11. The customer is obliged to use the BGP4 protocol to establish peering sessions.
  12. The customer is obliged to direct traffic through the GE-CIX only into the networks, announced for the customer through GE-CIX.
  13. Customer is obliged to keep up to date in the registry’s Internet routes RIPE, ARIN, or objects such as RADB route and / or route6 for all its networks AS, advertised by the Customer in RS.
  14. The customer is obliged to announce RS network in accordance with the description of routing policy of thes networks in the registry’s Internet routes. In particular, the attributes AS_PATH announced networks last AS number must match the field of origin of the object like «route» and/or «route6» in the registry’s Internet routes.
  15. Customer shall not advertise RS private network, private AS, the default route.
  16. The Customer undertakes to ensure the connectivity of its own network with other participants of GE-CIX.