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RO-IX rules - version 1 - 09.03.2021

The goal of Romania Internet Exchange (RO-IX) is to make an exchange which works well for all participants. The following policy has been developed to produce that result.

    • Participants must ensure that their usage of the Internet Exchange is not detrimental to the usage of other Internet Exchange participants.
    • Participants must ensure that their usage is in compliance with applicable Internet standards and Internet exchange standards as published by the IETF. RO-IX reserves the right to specify which standards are applicable.
    • Participants must not use the Internet Exchange for carrying traffic between their own routers.
    • Traffic may only be forwarded from one Internet Exchange participant to another if permission is given by the recipient. There is no Multilateral Peering (MLPA).
    • The Romania Internet Exchange provides connectivity to its infrastructure using switched, shared Ethernet LANs. All physical interfaces connected to the RO-IX infrastructure must be explicitly configured with duplex and speed settings, and must not be configured to use Ethernet auto-negotiation.
    • RO-IX reserves the right to charge port fees on a per-connection basis to ensure the exchange infrastructure can be maintained.
    • RO-IX reserves the right to disconnect any port which violates any provision of this agreement without notice.
Routing Policy
    • Each Participant must have their own Autonomous System number (AS).
    • Unicast peering between participants' routers across RO-IX will be via BGP (version 4) and peers must set NEXT_HOP_SELF if advertising routes from other participants.
    • Participants shall not generate unnecessary route flap, or advertise unnecessarily specific routes in peering sessions with participants across the RO-IX.
    • Participants may not use another participant's resources without permission.
    • Broadcast and multicast traffic may be not delivered to the exchange, except as needed for normal operation.
    • Participants will peer with the Route Viewer or other designated RO-IX collection device (the viewer will not advertise any routes, and the routes received will only be used for data collection, reporting and monitoring).
    • Participants may only utilize a single layer-2 MAC address to place a single layer-3 router per port allocated from the switch fabric unless by prior agreement.
    • Participants have a duty of confidentiality to the RO-IX and other RO-IX participants. In particular, Participants must not install packet sniffers to monitor traffic passing through the RO-IX.
    • Participants may not connect equipment to or otherwise provide connectivity to the RO-IX switch infrastructure on behalf of non-participants.
    • Participants must not carry out any illegal activities through the exchange. All traffic transiting the exchange is subject to Law.