The Latin America Internet Exchange Point (IXP-LA) is dedicated to improving interconnectivity and reducing cost between networks throughout Latin America. IXP-LA allows ISPs, Content Providers and Enterprises to quickly, cost effectively and easily exchange IP traffic. Learn more about IXP-LA technical specifications.
CR-IXP offers services on the following physical media:
- 10GE LR over SMF
- 100GE LR4 over SMF
By announcing their routes to the route servers, members can begin immediately exchanging traffic with other route server participants by configuring individual BGP sessions.
Members who wish to connect to the route servers should disable enforce-first-as on the route server BGP sessions.
The route servers are:
By default, all routes advertised by members to the route server are not sent to all other members. Members who wish to control distribution of their routes may do so using these BGP communities:
|Prevent announcement of a route to a specific peer||0:peer-asn|
|Announce a route to a specific peer||63221:peer-asn|
|Prevent announcement of a route to all peers||0:63221|
|Announce a route to all peers||63221:63221|
For example, a route with the communities 0:63221, 63221:64501, and 63221:64502 would be sent only to route server peers with ASNs 64501 or 64502.
IXP-LA implements MAC filtering using layer 2 access control lists to protect the infrastructure against loops. Members who intend to swap routers or otherwise change their MAC address should coordinate this change in advance with the IXP-LA. In the event of an after-hours emergency necessitating a MAC change, members should contact theIXP-LA NOC for assistance.
CR-IXP will accept and forward from member ports traffic with either types of:
- 0x0800 IPv4
- 0x86dd IPv6
- 0x0806 ARP