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



Feel free to send us an email if there are any problems. Happy peering!



Members


Currently there are 8 unique ASNs on the fabric.


Name ASN IPv4 IPv6 Status
ARIX 44977 44.190.42.2 2a0e:8f00:fddd::2 Connected
ARIX 44977 44.190.42.3 2a0e:8f00:fddd::3 Connected
Airgapped 6556 44.190.42.4 2a0e:8f00:fddd::4 Connected
10VPN Research Network 49134 44.190.42.5 2a0e:8f00:fddd::5 Connected
AZSignShop LLC 60564 44.190.42.6 2a0e:8f00:fddd::6 Disconnected
Brian Blevins 140244 44.190.42.7 2a0e:8f00:fddd::7 Connected
Wyatt Labs 205907 44.190.42.8 2a0e:8f00:fddd::8 Connecting
ARIX RS1 47192 44.190.42.253 2a0e:8f00:fddd::253 Disconnected
ARIX RS2 47192 44.190.42.254 2a0e:8f00:fddd::254 Disconnected


Contact


The ARIX team can be contacted by:
Email: noc@arix.dev

Keybase: team/arixexchange



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.



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.


IRR

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.


RPKI

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.


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. 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.


CIDR RFC
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