MBIX welcomes Rainy Day, AS23523 as the second connected ISP network to MBIX.
The follow Les.net, AS18451, who connected last week, but it we neglected to mention it.
Both are connected via 1 Gbps fibre from their own nearby datacentres, using Les.net fibre.
Testing of the route servers continue with these initial members, including AS112 and AS16395. We hope to have our redundant servers confirmed as operational shortly.
For current status, check out the peers page, which has been brought up to date with latest new connections.
We have accomplished much since the last update, let me try to summarize in bullet form.
- Fibre optic cables spliced
- SC patch panel installed in MBIX cabinet
- MBIX router installed
- IPv4 and IPv6 transit turned on, allowing remote access
- CIRA has completed initial DNS and NTP setup
- RS1, RS2 and AS112 nodes are installed, powered, and remotely reachable
And, most importantly, the peering fabric switch is switching! We have the first testing peers connected now, and we are exchanging small amounts of real test traffic.
The only major part left is to get the route servers working as we should. They will run BIRD on Ubuntu, and the configuration will be happening immenently.
Today we powered on the MBIX core switch for the first time, and booted it up. We don’t have remote access yet, but our hardware is installed and ready for use–as soon as more wiring in place.
Quick update. Our core ethernet switch has arrived, and is being installed now in our newly configured rack. We are now very close to turning on the exchange. Akamai now has hardware present at the exchange.