Dates: 07 April 2022
Location: Online


An Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) is an important infrastructure where networks come together to peer to keep traffic local. This tutorial introduces IXP models and benefits, provide a high-level overview of IXP operations, and explain important concepts like peering and transit to help understand how IXPs operate, the best practices in setting it up, and the value of connecting to it.

Target Audience

This course is designed for network managers and operators who plan to or are already connected at Internet Exchange Point or plans to setup an IXP.


We recommend the following Academy courses be completed before the start of the tutorial: • Routing Basics: https://academy.apnic.net/en/course/routing-fundamentalscourse/

Other Requirements

  • Hardware: It is highly recommended that participants bring their own laptop computers with Wifi(b/g/n) and administrative access to system to practice the lessons learned during the workshops.
  • Software: SSH Client, Telnet Client (PuTTy)
  • Confirm Secure SHell (SSH) is allowed from the office or home network to access the lab infrastructure? Test ssh connectivity, try to connect to route-views.routeviews.org. For example from the CLI type: ssh rviews@route-views.routeviews.org

Workshop topics

  • Internet Operations (Transit and Peering)
  • IXP Overview (Benefits, Models and Operations)
  • Connecting to an IXP

Workshop Items

  • Agenda (includes links to presentations and schedule)
  • Trainers: Sheryl (Shane) Hermoso (APNIC), Liezel Manangan (Community Trainer)
  • ixp-pcta-20220407-online.txt
  • Last modified: 2022/04/06 21:14
  • by sheryl