- At least one physical on-net link with SONIX equipment
- ASN assigned by RIR
- Settlement-free peering only; to exchange paid services between members that depends on SONIX is not allowed
- Members are not allowed to use the IX to exchange intra-organizon traffic.
- Members are only allowed to exchange traffic targeting the Default-free zone (DFZ)
- Members must avoid actions that significantly risk overloading the IX service or other members.
- Members must avoid actions that can cause mis-direction of traffic
- Traffic may only be forwarded towards a member if permission is given by the member
If a member shows a willful disregard for the IX service rules they will be disconnected from the service.
- Only unicast frames with defined source MAC-address are allowed, with the exception of neighbor discovery mechanisms
- For all traffic, the following rules apply:
- Frame sizes upto (MTU) 1500 is allowed
- Only Ethernet frame types IPv4 (0x0800), IPv6 (0x86dd) and ARP (0x0806) are allowed
- For intra-IX* traffic, the following rules apply in addition to the above:
- Traffic destined to the IX subnet must be sourced from the IX subnet
- The following ICMP and ICMPv6 packets are forbidden:
- ICMP Redirect Message (Type 5)
- ICMPv6 Router Solicitation (Type 133)
- ICMPv6 Router Advertisement (Type 134)
- ICMPv6 Redirect (Type 137)
- Members are not allowed to advertise the IX subnet towards other AS networks
- Only one MAC-address is allowed per link and is assigned by member
- Only one IPv4-address and IPv6-address is allowed per link and is assigned by SONIX
*) Intra-IX is defined as traffic sourced from or destined to the IX network subnet.