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How to join the MEX-IX and begin peering
12 Aug, 2020

How to join the MEX-IX and begin peering

The peering world can be very exciting and if you’re just getting started we would like to review some of the basics. So let’s begin by defining what peering is:  Peering is when two or…

The only IXP established to peer with Mexico
12 Aug, 2020

The only IXP established to peer with Mexico

McAllen, the official south pole of Texas, is home to the MEX-IX, an internet exchange point (IXP) on the border established and operated by MDC Data Centers to enable international carriers and content providers to…

The difference between a route collector & a route server
6 Jun, 2020

The difference between a route collector & a route server

All peering at an internet exchange point (IXP), like the MEX-IX,  requires Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) sessions to be established between two or more participating members. BGP enables networks to announce their IP addresses to…

Filtering with ‘Never Via Route Server’ on PeeringDB
25 Feb, 2020

Filtering with ‘Never Via Route Server’ on PeeringDB

PeeringDB recently announced a new feature that allows networks to indicate whether or not they should be reached via route servers. This new function serves as an additional preventative measure to avoid catastrophic BGP route…

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