What is CHIX

About us

CHIX is a non-profit organisation, based on the Swiss Civil code.
The goal of CHIX is to facilitate and improve Internet reachability and access to his members, and to support the internet community at large.

To fulfil this objective, CHIX will provide :

  • An internet Exchange point
  • Connectivity services, such as transport and peering in and out of Switzerland
  • The infrastructure to enable the members to use these services.

How to join :

  •  Anyone person or organisation who have an interest in these goals, and agree with the organisation statuts can join CHIX, therefor the joining policy is open. CHIX’s committee can choose to deny membership to an applying member and will not have to motivate that decision.

To join the IXP :

  • You need to be an organisation or private person with an ASN and your own IP space.
  • CHIX provides no route servers. Peers are responsible to organize themselves. As the rule goes with alcohol, peer responsibly
  • The joining member must have up to date RIR records, and take care of the security of the devices within his network.
  • Peering agreements must be bilateral and always agreed between the members, and is not the responsibility of CHIX.
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