Why non-ISP's should peer
Who uses the Exchanges?
How does it work?
Getting Started
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Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little....

(Attributed to Edmund Burke, 1729-1797)

There are several open neutral Internet exchanges operating in New Zealand where participants can find others who wish to exchange IP traffic in a cost effective manner.

By peering at an Exchange you agree to provide routing information about your networks to other Exchange participants to optimise traffic flows across that Exchange. For more details of this agreement see the ExchangeNET Terms and Conditions

In order to participate at an Exchange, you need to be attached to that Exchange switch, have a router capable of running BGP/4, and blocks of IPv4  and IPv6 numbers that are yours to route (at least a /24 of IPv4 and a /48 of IPv6).

In New Zealand, the following neutral Internet Exchanges are in operation:

  • Auckland Peering Exchange
  • Hamilton Internet Exchange
  • Palmerston North Internet Exchange
  • Wellington Internet Exchange
  • Christchurch Internet Exchange

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