Amateur Radio Internet Exchange



ARIX is an experimental internet exchange point for licensed amateur radio operators. ARIX is purely experimental for the use of networking research, development, and education. ARIX is NOT a production-grade internet exchange and should not be relied on as the primary point of connection. That being said, it's great fun to experiment so everyone is encouraged to join if they meet the conditions below.



Connectivity


Connections be obtained via 802.11 wireless or other particpating IP protocols. You're welcome to integrate something other than Ethernet, but the route servers are TCP/IP only and most peers are as well. Currently the supported interconnection methods are as follows:


Feel free to send us an email at any time. Happy peering!



Members


Currently there are 11 peers on the exchange.


Name ASN Location/Protocol Macro IPv4 IPv6 Status
ARIX 44977 10GigE - Fremont, CA AS-ARIX 44.190.42.2 2a0e:8f00:fddd::2 Connected
Nathan Sales 34553 Fremont, CA - 10GigE AS34553:AS-ALL 44.190.42.3 2a0e:8f00:fddd::3 Connected
AS6556 6556 Fremont, CA - 1GigE AS6556 44.190.42.4 2a0e:8f00:fddd::4 Connected
10VPN Research Network 49134 Fremont, CA - 1GigE AS-10VPN-RESEARCH 44.190.42.5 2a0e:8f00:fddd::5 Connected
AZSignShop LLC 60564 Fremont, CA - 1GigE AS-AZSIGNSHOP 44.190.42.6 2a0e:8f00:fddd::6 Pending
Brian Blevins 140244 Legacy AS-BRIAN-BLEVINS 44.190.42.7 2a0e:8f00:fddd::7 Disconnected
Keaton Alexander Guger Lair 213027 Extension - 100Mbps AS213027 44.190.42.8 2a0e:8f00:fddd::8 Pending
Two P 6140 Fremont, CA - 1GigE AS-TWOP 44.190.42.11 2a0e:8f00:fddd::11 Pending
AS112 112 1GigE - Fremont, CA AS112 44.190.42.252 2a0e:8f00:fddd::252 Connected
ARIX Route Server 47192 1GigE - Fremont, CA AS47192:AS-ARIX 44.190.42.253 2a0e:8f00:fddd::253 Connected
ARIX Route Server 47192 1GigE - Fremont, CA AS47192:AS-ARIX 44.190.42.254 2a0e:8f00:fddd::254 Connected


Contact


The ARIX team can be contacted by email at noc@arix.dev, or for general discussion join #arix on freenode. (chat.freenode.net +6697)



Policy


If an ARIX member cause issues for the exchange, other members, or the internet at large, intentionally or unintentionally, the offending port may be brought down until the issue is corrected.




Route Servers


ARIX operates dual stack route servers to aid members in their peering endevours. See the members table above for peering information.


IRR

All ARIX peering macros are contained in AS47192:AS-ARIX if you would like to IRR prefix-filter the route servers.


RPKI

AMPRNet IP space is not currently RPKI signed, but in the hope that it will be in the future, ARIX route servers currently reject IPv4 and IPv6 RPKI invalids.


BGP Communities

RFC 8326 GRACEFUL_SHUTDOWN is supported. Routes tagged with community (65535:0) will have LOCAL_PREF set to 0. Additionally, routes tagged with communty (47192:0) will not be announced to any peer.


Prefix Length

Networks must be a minimum size of IPv4 /24 and IPv6 /48. Any more specific prefixes will be rejected.


Prefix Limits

The route servers have a max prefix import policy of 100 routes or less for both IPv4 and IPv6. If you run Amateur Radio services on more than 100 prefixes let us know. :)


IPv4

Only routes within AMPRNet ranges (44.0.0.0/9 and 44.128.0.0/10) are accepted by the route servers. All other IPv4 networks are rejected. Additionally, any prefix overlapping the peering LAN (44.190.42.0/24) will be rejected.


IPv6

Because there is no "offical" IPv6 network for amateur radio operators, most IPv6 networks in the range of 2000::/3 are accepted. The route servers block some IPv6 networks (::/8, 0100::/64, 2001:2::/48, 2001:10::/28, 2001:db8::/32, 2002::/16, 3ffe::/16, fc00::/7, fe80::/10, fec0::/10, ff00::/8). (All more specific prefixes are rejected) Additionally, any prefix overlapping the peering LAN (2a0e:8f00:fddd::/64) will be rejected.