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How to Join?

To join RO-CIX, you simply need to send an email to peering@whitehats.net with the following information:

How do we contact?

Send email to info@whitehats.net for non-urgent issues, abuse@whitehats.net for urgent problem reports, or peering@whitehats.net for peering requests. All inquiries will be held confidential.

What is the process for getting connected?

Send us an email telling us about your network and requesting a port. RO-IX will make sure your network has ASN and IP resources, and describe next-steps.

What speeds are supported?

The preferred choice of connection will depend upon the location. RO-IX can support all ethernet or connection types 1G, 10G, 25G, 40G, 100G. The connection is typically duplex single-mode fiber (SMF).

How much do ports cost?

Connecting at a datacenter is subject to agreement with the facility where the connection occurs. Please contact the facilities about their services and prices. Upon request RO-IX can issue annual invoices of $1000 USD for services. Payment of these invoices is optional. Maintainance and capacity upgrades of the RO-IX fabric requires occasionally buying equipment upgrades, and RO-IX also has some annual servicing fees. These invoices provide a means for members to support the success of RO-IX, so please request them and attempt to get them paid.

How do we donate?

RO-IX was built upon donations. We are very interested in receiving SFP optics, switches, or money to continue our work. We have listed our contributors on a seperate page along with ways of donating.

Does this operate like an ISP?

Internet Exchanges are not ISPs (Internet Service Providers). No traffic, bandwidth or other services are being sold by RO-IX.

What limitations are there on traffic?

The switch ports are configured with a variety of port-security features so that one peer cannot damage another's experience. If port-security is triggered, the port will appear "dead" for a little while.

Are there any rules?

The internet exchange switch is a fabric shared by all peers. Peers must avoid doing anything which might overload the fabric, mis-direct traffic, or otherwise cause harm to any other peers. If a peer shows a willful disregard for others, they will be disconnected by the operators. The full set of Exchange Participation Rules are published.
We require peers to be registered at peeringdb.com, because visibility there will encourage other networks to join as well, bringing more benefit to all. Our route filtering software uses information from that record, so try to keep it accurate.