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

1. You must have a presence within 151 Front Street West, 45 Parliament Street (Equinix TR2) or 905 King Street West.

OR

2. Connect remotely via ethernet transport.

TorIX does not provide co-location services at any of our interconnect locations though third-party co-location is available at every location where we are present.

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.  We do not rate-limit or shape traffic for any port type.

For those peers with multiple 10G ports, we do not permit more than four ports within an LACP bundle.  If more bandwidth is required, 100G ports are available and affordable.

IP Addresses

Provider independent IP addressing OR a Letter of Authority from your ISP permitting advertisement of IPv4 or IPv6 prefixes is a requirement.  We do not permit the advertising of RFC1918 (“private”) IP addresses to the route-servers.

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 smaller than a /24 (eg. /25 through /32). For IPv6, the smallest prefix size that is universally accepted is a /48. Prefixes longer than that (/49 – /128) are filtered by members.

Apart from a single IPv4 and IPv6 address which is used only for peering (NAT is not permitted),  TorIX does not and cannot provide IP addresses to peers.  If you need IP addresses, contact your network provider or your Regional Internet Registry (ARIN, RIPE etc). 

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 may 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 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.

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 will charge for their leg of the cross-connect from your equipment to the BMMR.

If you are using a 3rd party transport provider to reach TorIX from a remote location, we suggest using one that has a presence in either Equinix TR2 (45 Parliament St.) or Cologix suite 602 in 151 Front Street West, in order to avoid multiple MMR cross-connect charges.  In both cases, TorIX would not levy an additional MMR cross-connect charge, only the transport provider would do so.

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

Application Process

Download and complete our application, then send it to ac.xi1563742550rot@g1563742550niree1563742550p1563742550 .  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 binary formats.  Typically the process takes several weeks, especially if MMR cross-connects are needed, which require 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.