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.


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 or keybase message at any time. Happy peering!


Currently there are 12 sessions on the exchange.

Name ASN Location/Protocol IPv4 IPv6 Status
ARIX 44977 Legacy 2a0e:8f00:fddd::2 Connected
Airgapped 6556 Legacy (ZeroTier) 2a0e:8f00:fddd::4 Connected
10VPN Research Network 49134 Legacy (ZeroTier) 2a0e:8f00:fddd::5 Connected
AZSignShop LLC 60564 Legacy (ZeroTier) 2a0e:8f00:fddd::6 Connected
Brian Blevins 140244 Legacy (ZeroTier) 2a0e:8f00:fddd::7 Connected
Nathan Sales 34553 10GigE - Fremont, CA 2a0e:8f00:fddd::8 Connected
Keaton Alexander Guger Lair YVR 213027 EoIP - Vancouver, BC 2a0e:8f00:fddd::9 Disconnected
Keaton Alexander Guger Lair FRA 213027 EoIP - Frankfurt, DE 2a0e:8f00:fddd::10 Disconnected
ARIX Route Server 47192 1GigE - Fremont, CA 2a0e:8f00:fddd::251 Disconnected
ARIX Route Server 47192 1GigE - Portland, OR 2a0e:8f00:fddd::252 Disconnected
ARIX Route Server 47192 1GigE - Vancouver, BC 2a0e:8f00:fddd::253 Connected
ARIX Route Server 47192 1GigE - Frankfurt, DE 2a0e:8f00:fddd::254 Connected


The ARIX team can be contacted by:

Keybase: team/arixexchange


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.

Network Controllers

The network controllers enforce the following policies:

The controllers will drop the offending packet(s) if the above policies are violated.

Route Servers

Currently the route servers are being migrated to diverse PoPs and are unavailable during the upgrade.

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


IRRDB filtering is not currently enforced. In the near future automated IRRDB filters will be put in place using data from RADB-mirrored IRRs. This includes ALTDB and all RIR databases, among others.


Due to AMPRNet policy we are unable to filter by RPKI on IPv4, so ROA signing for both IPv4 and IPv6 is ignored.

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 (0:47192) 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.


Only routes within AMPRNet ranges ( and are accepted by the route servers. All other IPv4 networks are rejected. Additionally, any prefix overlapping the peering LAN ( will be rejected.


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. Click here to see the full filtered prefix list. (All more specific prefixes are rejected) Additionally, any prefix overlapping the peering LAN (2a0e:8f00:fddd::/64) will be rejected.

2001::/33 RFC 4380 - Teredo
2001:0:8000::/33 RFC 4380 - Teredo
2001:2::/48 RFC 5180 - Benchmarking
2001:3::/32 RFC 7450 - Automatic Multicast Tunneling
2001:10::/28 RFC 4843 - Old ORCHID
2001:20::/28 RFC 7343 - ORCHIDv2
2001:db8::/32 RFC 3849 - Documentation
2002::/16 RFC 3068 - 6to4
2a0e:8f00:fddd::/64 ARIX IPv6 Peering LAN