Who can connect?
VANIX welcomes all participants! You should, however, have a public Autonomous System Number and have IP space to advertise – IPv4 and/or IPv6.
How do we request a connection?
A connection may be requested by contacting us through our online form here:
With this request please include some additional detail so we can better help you:
- The location of your equipment
- The service speed and media type
- Your Autonomous System Number
- The MAC address of your Layer 3 equipment
- The link to your PeeringDB network record
- Only IPv4, ARP and IPv6 EtherTypes are permitted (0x0800, 0x0806, and 0x86DD).
- All Layer 2 control protocols must be disabled, including but not limited to Spanning Tree, CDP, UDLD, EDP, VTP, DTP, MOP and LLDP and LLDP-MED. Note that on JunOS switches, LLDP and LLDP-MED are separately controlled.
- Broadcast traffic must not be sent to VANIX except as required for normal operations
- IPv6 Router Solicitation or Advertisement packets must be disabled
- Interior routing protocols such as OSPF, ISIS, IGRP, and EIGRP must not be used over VANIX
- PIM traffic must not be sent to VANIX
- Participants must use BGP4 to exchange routing information
- Participants may not point a default route towards another VANIX participant without their express consent
- Members should use a Layer 3 port where possible. If a Layer 2 port is used, only a single MAC must be visible.