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Month: May 2017

The French Regulator ARCEP published a first report to ensure the development of the Internet in France as a common good

The French Regulator ARCEP published a first report to ensure the development of the Internet in France as a common good

Guardian of communication networks, Arcep has made protecting an open internet one of its four strategic priorities. Arcep‘s report on the state of the internet in France focuses on the threats that could undermine the Internet’s proper functioning and neutrality, and sets out the regulator’s actions to contain these threats. France-IX has participated to the report (see page 48) and to the roundtable to share its point of view regarding the interconnection in France and the development of Marseille.

PeeringDB, a must-have for the peering community

PeeringDB, a must-have for the peering community

For the second consecutive year, France-IX renews its support to peeringDB, a must-have for the peering community. peeringDB being non profit and member-based, the funds from France-IX and the other sponsors are used to maintain the database, develop new features and cover structural costs.Today peeringDB, a free resource available on the Internet, is essential for any peering coordinator, who uses it regularly or even automatically thanks to its recent APIs.   The database contains the locations and contacts of IP networks by AS number, IXPs such as France-IX…

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First step towards automated provisioning of peering services

First step towards automated provisioning of peering services

Until last week, prospective members were able to download online and fill out an Adobe PDF file asking for their company information, billing and technical details. All this information is necessary to set up any new member in our internal system and prepare accurately the France-IX connection agreement. Once signed, additional technical information was requested by email in the vast majority of cases to finalize the service configuration. This means that multiple manual entries were required in our internal system…

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