It’s kind of fun times in India with many IX’es showing up and now NIXI finally removing their traffic wise charge. I came across this email which they sent to their member networks recently: From: I X <[email@example.com](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)\> Sent: Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:48:31 GMT+0530 To: "members " <[email@example.com](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)\> Cc: "[email@example.com](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)" <[email@example.com](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)\> Subject: Change in Data Transfer Charges (X-Y) Dear Members, In reference to the Board's direction to reduce the current data transfer (X-Y) charges from Re.
Has been a while since I checked the status of root servers which are hosted at NIXI. The list as per their official member list stays the same i.e i root in Mumbai, K root in Noida and F root in Chennai. i root seems to be up! show ip bgp neighbors 18.104.22.168 received-routes There are 5 received routes from neighbor 22.214.171.124 Searching for matching routes, use ^C to quit... Status A:AGGREGATE B:BEST b:NOT-INSTALLED-BEST C:CONFED_EBGP D:DAMPED E:EBGP H:HISTORY I:IBGP L:LOCAL M:MULTIPATH m:NOT-INSTALLED-MULTIPATH S:SUPPRESSED F:FILTERED s:STALE Prefix Next Hop MED LocPrf Weight Status 1 192.
Last week I noticed that F root was showing poor connectivity with Indian RIPE Atlas probes for F-root. The graph looked really terrible. Telekom Germany I traced to it from one of RIPE Atlas probes and saw this trace: Probe #6107 1 2401:7500:fff0:1::1 0.838 ms 0.747 ms 0.632 ms 2 2400:5200:1c00:d::1 1.755 ms 1.745 ms 1.726 ms 3 2403:0:100::2be 2.089 ms 2.054 ms 2.049 ms 4 2404:a800:2a00::13d 45.589 ms 26.274 ms 33.
Seems like NPIX traffic has started hitting 1Gbps levels and that is just so amazing. Came across this post by Niranjan. NPIX or Nepal Internet Exchange is located in Kathmandu and operates out of its own datacenter. There’s a huge amount of (overhead) dark fibre availability in Kathmandu and as of the writing of this post I see 30 members at NPIX. 1Gbps might seem low from Western IX’es standards but that’s a quite good amount of traffic for an IX in South Asian region.
Earlier this month I got an opportunity to be part of IXP workshop in Kolkata. It was a 3-day event organised by ISOC Kolkata and supported by APNIC. There was also a workshop on DNSSEC and Champika Wijayatunga (from ICANN) was the instructor along with Anand Raje. It was a nice event and I come to know of other interesting projects ISOC Kolkata is doing like Indian IETF capacity building program apart from the IXP they are running in Kolkata.