Autonomous System Number (ASN)

Organizations must have their own unique Autonomous System Number (ASN) to connect to the Exchange. Peering at TorIX without a unique ASN is not permitted.

Proximity to TorIX colocation facilities

1. Within 151 Front Street West, 45 Parliament Street (Equinix TR2) or 905 King Street West.

1. Remotely via Ethernet transport

TorIX does not provide co-location services at any of our interconnect locations, however most tenants at these locations do.  If it is not possible or economical to connect to the IX over a third-party transport provider WAN link or you cannot co-locate, let us know where you are located. We are always interested to know where potential peers can be found, and if there is sufficient density at that location, we may be able to make the case to establish a presence there. E-mail our Peering team with the details.

Cross-connect charges

Cross-connect charges will likely apply and are paid by the peer.

Within 151 Front St. W., for those connecting in a suite with a TorIX node, there will be a charge by the colocation provider. For those not in-suite, there will be a fiber cross-connect charge by TorIX to the building meet-me-room (BMMR) and likely a charge by your colocation or transport provider for the second-half of the fiber from their suite to the building meet-me-room, where the two fiber paths connect.

For those within Equinix’s TR2 facility at 45 Parliament, TorIX will provide a letter of authorization (LOA) which peers must provide when ordering the cross-connect to our equipment there. Please contact us to learn more.

For those within 905 King Street W., you can connect to TorIX via the BMMR.  TorIX will provide you with an LOA which you can submit to your colocation provider when ordering a cross-connect to us.  TorIX does not charge for our leg of the cross-connect from the BMMR to our equipment within 905 King Street W, however your colocation provider may charge for their leg of the cross-connect from your equipment to the BMMR.

Once your interconnection is complete you will be provided with IPv4 and IPv6 peering addresses, as well as access to resources which easily allow you to develop and coordinate peering relationships with other members of the IX.

Unique IP Addresses

Independent IP addressing OR Letter of Authority from their ISP permitting advertisement of IPv4 or IPv6 prefixes. 

Ports

TorIX offers port speeds of Gigabit Ethernet (GE), Ten Gigabit Ethernet (10GE) and Hundred Gigabit Ethernet (100GE), using single-mode fibre and LR optics only. 10GE and 100GE ports can be bonded together using Etherchannel/LACP. We also offer inexpensive sub-rate 10G ports, with the billing limitation that peers do not exceed one or four gigbits/sec on average. This helps bridge the gap for those who have traffic that exceeds 1000mbps, and without the price point of a full-rate 10G port.

For those peers with multiple 10G ports, we recommend moving to 100G when the number of 10G ports exceeds 3, as a single 100G port is less expensive than four bonded 10G ports.

Members are not required to have their own provider-independent IP addressing, but it is recommended. For those that do not and who wish to join the Exchange, organizations are required to provide a Letter of Authority from their Internet Service Provider permitting the applicant to advertise the ISP’s IPv4 or IPv6 prefixes.

IP Addresses – IPv4 and IPv6 Prefixes

The longest IPv4 prefix size that TorIX will accept is a /24 ( “class c” network). If you do not have a /24 or larger to advertise, there is no point in joining the IX as almost all members filter prefix announcements longer than that (eg. /25 through /32). For IPv6, the longest prefix size that is universally accepted is a /48. Prefixes longer than that (/49 – /128) are typically filtered by members. Apart from a single address on our V4 and V6 peering LANs, TorIX does not and cannot provide IP addresses to peers.

Application Process

Download and complete our application, then send it to ac.xi1545180839rot@g1545180839niree1545180839p1545180839 .  Please make sure to send the application as a text file, not as a PDF or Word document, as we will not accept applications in those binary formats.  Typically the process takes up to several weeks if MMR cross-connects are required, which requires the involvement of third parties to complete.

Once your interconnection is complete you will be provided with IPv4 and IPv6 peering addresses, as well as access to resources which easily allow you to develop and coordinate peering relationships with other members of the IX.