Since this is a cooperative effort, the rules are pretty basic.:
- Peering is bilateral. There is no MLPA.
- BGP-4 or successor is used for peering and peers must set
NEXT_HOP_SELF if advertising routes from other SIX participants.
- Participants may not point default or otherwise use another
participant's resources without permission.
- Broadcast traffic may not delivered to the exchange, except as
needed for normal operation and troubleshooting.
- Participants may not sniff traffic between other
Switch Interconnection Policy:
Members may only utilize a single layer-2 MAC address to place a
single layer-3 router per port allocated from the SIX switch fabric unless
by prior agreement of the board. The procedure for interconnecting a
layer-2 device to the SIX shall be as follows: a technical proposal shall
be made to the board, accompanied by full documentation. This
documentation shall be published on the announcement mailing list and the
SIX web site for comment by the members and the public for a period of no
less than two weeks, whereupon the board shall determine whether the
operator is allowed to perform the proposed interconnection. No
more than one such proposal shall be entertained at a time, and any
subsequent modifications to the interconnected equipment shall be
similarly approved by the board. The operator shall be responsible for
maintaining any required documentation of all layer-2 devices comprising
the switch fabric, and such documentation shall always be available to SIX