Peering Policy

Summary

This document describes the peering policies for xTom (AS3214, AS4785, AS9312, AS23858, AS36828, AS62805, AS328383).

Background

An Internet exchange point (IX or IXP) is the physical infrastructure through which Internet service providers (ISPs) and content delivery networks (CDNs) exchange Internet traffic between their networks. (Wikipedia)

Policy Statement

xTom will peer with network operators at IXs for anyone. Our inclination is to setup multiple peering sessions for redundancy wherever and at whatever point conceivable. xTom will also peer with router servers on all IXs where we are available.

Peering Requirements
  • To be eligible for peering, each candidate must:
    • Use a registered public autonomous system (AS) number;
    • Publish valid contact information via PeeringDB
    • Maintain valid AS and prefix records with a public Internet Routing Registry (IRR).
  • A peer may only send toward us traffic intended for a destination network we advertise. The use of static or default routes toward us is not permitted.
  • The following features not required but we can configure if you need:
Peering with xTom on Internet Exchanges
  • No traffic volume required. We are open to peer with anyone.
  • BGP sessions should be established in IPv4 and IPv6 if available.
Peering with xTom on Private Peering
  • Our BGP peering policy is open, but for PNI, we start with 10GB-LR or 100GB-LR4 interfaces.
  • Traffic with the peer ASN should be at least around 5Gbps peak to start discussing about PNI.
  • BGP sessions should be established in IPv4 and IPv6 if available
  • xTom provides IPv4 /31 and IPv6 /64 networks for the PNI
Maximum Prefixes

We suggest to set the following maximum-prefixes:

  • IPv4 : 256 prefixes
  • IPv6 : 256 prefixes

Contacts

Abuse
Report Abuse — Reports of abusive activity originating from xTom's network (spam, DDoS, copyright violations, etc.)
Sales
Contact Sales — If you want to purchase our prodocuts or services, use this.
Support
Contact Support — If you are a xTom customer, use this.
Peering
peering@xtom.com — Requests for new peering sessions or changes to existing sessions.
NOC
noc@xtom.com — All other routing/network related issues.