STACIX aims to bring affordable peering to networks of all sizes, not just large ISPs, while still providing access to high-volume networks.
How is traffic exchanged?
Traffic exchange is facilitated by BGP (Border Gateway Protocol). Networks must have an AS (Autonomous System) number to announce their routes to each other.
Where is STACIX?
STACIX is currently available in the Frankfurt metro area. We are also planning to expand to other locations in the future. It will always be possible to restrict peering to local peers only.
How much does it cost?
Port prices depend on the datacenter, please contact us for a quote. If you already have an access port with Staclar Carrier or another reseller, you can connect for free (10G peering comes with a small fee).
Is it possible to connect via tunnels?
No, it is not possible to connect to STACIX via a tunnel. Some resellers are however offering access at remote locations and on dedicated servers.
How do we join?
First, please send an email to email@example.com. Once the physical access is ready, you will be placed in our quarantine LAN. There we will make sure that only allowed protocols (IPv4, IPv6, ARP) are used and protocols like Proxy ARP, OSPF and DHCP are disabled. These checks usually takes about 15 - 60 minutes and once they are completed, you will immediately be put into the production LAN.
Progress Report (recent items first)
Jul 07, 2020 – RIPE has assigned AS61020 for the STACIX Route Servers.
Jul 06, 2020 – RIPE has assigned 188.8.131.52/24 and 2001:7f8:fd::/48 for the STACIX Peering LAN.
Jul 04, 2020 – STACIX is announced and accepting pre-registration of peers.