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1 Nov 2018

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that Anpple Tech Enterprise , WiCAM Corporation, Co. Ltd. and RADIUS TELECOMS, INC. have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

13 Oct 2018

BGP Sessions with HKIX Route Server 2 Found Flapping started from 0950 HKT, 13 Oct 2018

HKIX encountered some BGP sessions were flapping on RS2 started from 0950 HKT, 13 Oct 2018. Meanwhile, BGP sessions with RS1 were normal and HKIX traffic was not being affected. We are checking on the issue and will keep you posted for any updates.

Update 1:

RS2 was resumed normal at 1445 HKT, 13 Oct 2018

It's suspected the flapping of BGP was caused by software bug issue. A workaround has been implemented. The case has been escalated to equipment vendor for further investigation.

Thanks for your attention.

HKIX NOC

12 Oct 2018

Scheduled Maintenance for one of HKIX1 switch on 4-Nov-2018 (Sunday)

Date:

4-Nov-2018 (Sunday)

 

Time Window:

0200 - 0800 HKT (UTC +8)

 

Maintenance:

Planned Maintenance on one of HKIX1 Switch

 

Impact

HKIX will perform maintenance on one of HKIX1 switch. You may experience up/down events on your HKIX link(s) within 30 minutes.

Since HKIX Route Server 1 is on this switch, your BGP sessions with RS1 will be down during the maintenance, but your BGP sessions with the another route server will NOT be affected and the multi-lateral peering can still be maintained.

There will be no impact to HKIX participants which have BGP sessions with both route servers RS1 (123.255.88.1/21 & 2001:7FA:0:1::CA28:A101/64) and RS2 (123.255.88.2/21 & 2001:7FA:0:1::CA28:A102/64).

If you have not set up BGP sessions with both RS1 and RS2, you should do it ASAP for better resilience.

 

1 Oct 2018

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Total Information Management Corporation, China Broadband Communications (Hong Kong) Co.,Limited and PJSC “MTS” have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

1 Sep 2018

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that Shin Cheng of Digital Co., Ltd. , Shanghai Huajuan Information Technology Co., Ltd , DMIT Inc. , Adcdata limited and Cloud Net Technologies Ltd have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

1 Aug 2018

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that Colt Technology Services Limited, Guangdong Cloudbase Technology Co., Ltd, South East Asia Telecom Group and Hong Kong Open Exchange have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

1 Jul 2018

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that Pacswitch Globe Telecom Limited and Viettel (Cambodia) Pte. Ltd have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

11 Jun 2018

Peering Asia 2.0 in Hong Kong

We are pleased to announce that Peering Asia 2.0 will be held in Hong Kong from 24th to 25th October 2018 by HKIX and HKNOG. It is an open and neutral event for promotion of Internet peering in Asia Pacific regions. Please refer to the Peering Asia 2.0 site for more information.


For sponsorship package, please visit Peering Asia 2.0 Sponsorship Package.

1 Jun 2018

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that Webex Communications, Cato Networks and Amarutu Technology Ltd. have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

1 May 2018

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that CNSERVERS LLC has been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

27 Apr 2018

BGP Sessions with HKIX Route Server 1 Found Flapping started from 0600 HKT, 27 Apr 2018

HKIX encountered some BGP sessions were flapping on RS1 started from 0600 HKT, 27 Apr 2018. Meanwhile, BGP sessions with RS2 were normal and HKIX traffic was not being affected. We are checking on the issue and will keep you posted for any updates.

Update 1:
RS1 was resumed normal at 1145 HKT 27 Apr, 2018

Update 2:
It’s suspected the flapping of BGP was caused by software bug issue. A workaround has been implemented. The case has been escalated to equipment vendor for further investigation.

Thanks for your attention.
HKIX NOC
23 Apr 2018

HKIX Scheduled Maintenance at Mega iAdvantage on May 7, 2018 14:00-18:00 (UTC +8)


Date: May 7 2018 (Mon)

Location: 32/F, Mega-iAdvantage

Time: 14:00 – 18:00 (HK Time UTC +8)

Impact: All HKIX connections at Mega-I 32/F will be affected during the maintenance window, downtime will be within 15 minutes in normal situation

1 Apr 2018

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that VNPT International , GY Consultancy Group Inc. and Power Line (HK) Co., Limited have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

14 Feb 2018

Route Prefix Advertisement Control by BGP Community

With immediate effect, HKIX route servers support route prefix advertisement control by standard BGP community. HKIX participants can use below standard BGP community to control BGP prefix advertisement, targets for 2-Byte AS number ($Peer-AS).


Send prefix to all                         4635:4635
Send prefix to $Peer-AS only     4635:$Peer-AS
Do not send prefix to all              0:4635
Do not send prefix to $Peer-AS  0:$Peer-AS


- If there is none of above BGP community, a prefix will be sent to all by default.
- Please set only one type of above BGP community, while $Peer-AS can be multiple (for example 4635:65501 & 4635:65502 to announce a prefix only to AS65501 and AS65502, or 0:65501 & 0:65502 to announce a prefix to all but not to AS 65501 and AS65002).

1 Feb 2018

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that RETN (Hong Kong) Limited and Schneider Electric have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

1 Jan 2018

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that Cloud Discovery Limited have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

1 Dec 2017

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that Superloop (Hong Kong), TOT, LUCKY TONE and PJSC VimpelCom have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

20 Nov 2017

Scheduled Maintenance for HKIX Route Server 2 on 3-Dec-2017 (Sunday) & Route Server 1 on 10-Dec-2017 (Sunday)

Date:       HKIX Route Server 2 on 3-Dec-2017 (Sunday) & Route Server 1 on 10-Dec-2017 (Sunday)
Time Window:  0200 - 0800 HKT (UTC +8)

Maintenance:  Planned maintenance on HKIX Route Servers
Impact:
There will be no impact to HKIX participants which have BGP sessions with both route servers RS1 (123.255.88.1/21 & 2001:7FA:0:1::CA28:A101/64) and RS2 (123.255.88.2/21 & 2001:7FA:0:1::CA28:A102/64). During the maintenance, your BGP sessions with one RS will be down but your BGP sessions with the another route server will NOT be affected and the multi-lateral peering can still be maintained.

If you have not set up BGP sessions with both RS1 and RS2, you should do it ASAP for better resilience.

 

1 Nov 2017

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that Golden Frog, GmbH and PT Dwi Tunggal Putra have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

1 Oct 2017

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that ITACE International Limited have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

1 Sep 2017

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that Chief Telecom Inc., Level 3 Communications Hong Kong Limited , PT Multidata Rancana Prima and PT Cyberindo Aditama have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

1 Aug 2017

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that Freecomm Hong Kong Limited, HONG KONG PING NETWORK LIMITED and First Cagayan Converge Data Center, Inc have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

1 Jul 2017

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that NORDUnet A/S and CNS KBT CO.,LTD have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

1 June 2017

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that Shenzhen OneThing Technologies Co., Ltd., K-Opticom Corporation and G-Core labs S.A. have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

12 May 2017

Scheduled Maintenance for HKIX1b & HKIX2 switches on 11-Jun-2017 (Sunday) and HKIX1 switches on 18-Jun-2017 (Sunday)

Date: HKIX1b & HKIX2 on 11-Jun-2017 (Sunday) & HKIX1 on 18-Jun-2017 (Sunday)
Time: 02:00 - 08:00 (HK Time UTC +8)
Maintenance: Planned OS Upgrade on HKIX switches
Impact: OS Upgrade on HKIX Switches
HKIX will perform OS upgrade on HKIX switches and reload the Ethernet Modules one by one. You may experience up/down events on your HKIX link(s) within 30 minutes during the module startup. In normal situation, if you have multiple LACP links to HKIX, the links should be connected to different Ethernet Modules and the traffic will be forwarded by the rest of LACP links on the same switch.

1 May 2017

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that LeCloud Computing Company Limited have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

29 Apr 2017

HKIX Scheduled Maintenance at Mega iAdvantage on May 10, 2017 14:00-17:00 (UTC +8)

Date: May 10 2017(Wed)
Location: 32/F, Mega-iAdvantage
Time: 14:00 – 17:00 (HK Time UTC +8)
Impact: All HKIX connections at Mega-I 32/F will be affected during the maintenance window, downtime will be within 15 minutes in normal situation

1 Apr 2017

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that Amazon, Connectivity I.T. Pty Ltd and Continent 8 Technologies have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

1 Mar 2017

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that CN CARE CYBER CLOUD LTD, LinkChina Telecom Global Limited, Multibyte Info Technology Limited and Virtutel Pty Ltd have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

8 Feb 2017

3 New HKIX Satellite Sites

HKIX is pleased to announce that 3 new satellite sites will be established in collaboration with 3 commercial data centres in the coming 3 months in addition to the existing HKIX2 site.  Below is the full list of all 4 satellite sites and the relevant collaborators:

•      HKIX2 site: CITIC Telecom International @Kwai Chung ( existing )
•      HKIX3 site: SUNeVision/iAdvantage @Fo Tan ( new )
•      HKIX4 site: NTT Com Asia @TKO ( new )
•      HKIX5 site: KDDI/Telehouse/HKCOLO.NET @TKO ( new )

HKIX access switches are to be co-located at all these satellite sites which provide the same layer-2 connectivity as the core HKIX1 and HKIX1b site so that HKIX participants can connect to HKIX more easily and at a lower cost.  With these, HKIX community will expand further and HKIX participants can make interconnections among themselves in a more cost-effective and efficient way.  If you are interested in co-locating at and connecting to any of these 4 satellite sites, please email to “order AT hkix.net” for details.

1 Feb 2017

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that CapitalOnline Data Service Co. Ltd, DOSarrest Internet Security Limited, Dropbox Ireland Limited, and Servers.com Asia Limited have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

1 Jan 2017

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that Advanced Science and Technology Institute , Asia Pacific Telecom Co., Ltd., Dimension Network & Communication Ltd. , SOFTNET Informacijske infrastrukture d.o.o. , Viewqwest Pte Ltd. , Vocational Training Council have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

4 Dec 2016

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that DingFengXinHui (Hong Kong) Technology Limited have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

1 Nov 2016

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that Anchnet Network Technology Co Ltd., Aquoz Solutions Inc., BT Hong Kong Limited, Consultancy Pte Ltd., Hyperconnezion Limited and Public Joint Stock Company "Rostelecom" (PJSC) have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

1 Oct 2016

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that Cambodian Supreme Telecommunication Media Group Co., Ltd, M1 Limited and Twowin Co., Limited have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

2 Sep 2016

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that ACME Communications Limited have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

 

2 Aug 2016

Dear HKIX Participants,

07:15 - 11:25 (HKT UTC+8)
HKIX is experiencing power problem at HKIX1b site and so connections to HKIX1b and BGP sessions with RS2 are being affected which covers around 37% of all HKIX connections.
Nevertheless, connections to HKIX1/HKIX2/HKIX-R&E and BGP sessions with RS1 are normal.
We are working with the related party to fix the power problem but since typhoon signal #8 is still in effect in Hong Kong, it may take longer time for the recovery.

11:25 (HKT UTC+8)
Power of HKIX1b is resumed, connections to HKIX1b and BGP sessions with RS2 are back to normal.

Sorry for the inconvenienced caused.

Regards,
HKIX NOC

1 Aug 2016

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that Internet Harbour International Company Limited and PGAS Telecommunications International PTE LTD have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

 

13 Jul 2016

Scheduled Maintenance for HKIX2 switch on 14-Aug-2016 (Sunday)

 

Date 14-Aug-2016 (Sunday)
Time Window 0200 - 0300 HKT (UTC +8)
Maintenance Planned Maintenance on HKIX2 Switch
Impact All HKIX connections at HKIX2 will be affected during the maintenance window, downtime will be within 15 minutes in normal situation
1 July 2016

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that LeaseWeb Network B.V. have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

10 Jun 2016

Dear HKIX Participants,

Please note that HKIX RS1 had problem around 12:25 to 12:55 (HKT) on 10/June/2016.
For HKIX peers forming BGP peering with both RS1 and RS2, there was no impact.

Regards,
HKIX Team.

 

1 Jun 2016

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that MyRepublic Ltd., OFIDC and Viking Telecom Limited have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

1 May 2016

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that Korea Advanced Research Network and NexLogic Telecommunications Network Inc. have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

 

11 Apr 2016

HKIX Finding for the Incident on 9 April 2016

After further investigation, we found one ISP (not HKIX participant) advertised a more specific route 123.255.88.0/22 (HKIX peering LAN) via its upstream provider to the global Internet.  We have applied BGP filters on HKIX route servers so the improper route did not affect RS1 and RS2. However, many ISP routers learned this route from their upstream providers and used this improper route to HKIX.  As a result, their BGP sessions with multi-lateral / bi-lateral peering to HKIX was interrupted due to 123.255.88.0/22 was NOT routable to the Internet.

Regarding proxy ARP, it seems some HKIX participant routers would respond ARP request on 123.255.88.0/21 if they learned a specific route (i.e. 123.255.88.0/22) from other interfaces.  May we take this opportunity to remind all HKIX participants again to ensure that proxy ARP is DISABLED on your router interfaces at all times.

To prevent improper routes receiving by your routers, it is suggested ALL HKIX participants to filter out 123.255.88.0 – 123.255.95.255 (8 Class C) from your inbound and outbound BGP because this network is supposed for HKIX Peering LAN and should NOT routable to the global Internet.

9 Apr 2016 BGP Sessions with HKIX Found Flapping from 10:30-12:30 Apr 9, 2016

The BGP sessions between HKIX and several HKIX participants were found flapping at 10:30 Apr 9, 2016.

After investigation, we suspected a HKIX participant conducted its router interface re-configuration without proxy ARP DISABLED and causing some peering IP addresses binding to the its MAC address at the Route Servers’ ARP tables; which then caused the flapping.

The participant’s port was then shut down and the wrong ARP caches of both Route Servers were cleared; the BGP sessions returned normal at around 12:30 on Apr 9, 2016.

The participant’s port is currently put in a testing VLAN for joint investigation and we will only put its port back to the production VLAN when the problem/issue is completely solved.

I would also like to take this opportunity to remind all HKIX participants to ensure that proxy ARP is DISABLED on your router interface towards HKIX at all times.

Thanks for your attention.

HKIX NOC
1 Feb 2016

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that Switch Communications Inc. have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

1 Jan 2016

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that CityLink Corporation Ltd, Gemnet LLC, HTC INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION JSC, PT.APLIKANUSA LINTASARTA and Twitch Interactive,inc have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

11 Dec 2015

Scheduled Maintenance for HKIX Route Servers on 10-Jan-2016 (Sunday) & 24-Jan-2016 (Sunday)

Date:

10-Jan-2016 (Sunday) & 24-Jan-2016 (Sunday)

Time Window:

0200 - 0800 HKT (UTC +8)

Maintenance:

Planned OS Upgrade on HKIX Route Servers

 

Impact:

OS Upgrade on HKIX Route Servers
There will be no impact to HKIX participants which have BGP sessions with both route servers RS1 (123.255.88.1/21 & 2001:7FA:0:1::CA28:A101/64) and RS2 (123.255.88.2/21 & 2001:7FA:0:1::CA28:A102/64). During the upgrade, your BGP sessions with one RS will be down but your BGP sessions with the another route server will NOT be affected and the multi-lateral peering can still be maintained.

If you have not set up BGP sessions with both RS1 and RS2, you should do it ASAP for better resilience.  

1 Nov 2015

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that Arkadin and Gateway Technology Development Company Limited have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

1 Oct 2015

New participant connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that MTEL TELECOMMUNICATION COMPANY LIMITED has been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about MTEL TELECOMMUNICATION COMPANY LIMITED.

11 Sep 2015

Scheduled Maintenance for HKIX switches on 11-Oct-2015 (Sunday) & 25-Oct-2015 (Sunday)

Date:

11-Oct-2015 (Sunday) & 25-Oct-2015 (Sunday)

Time Window:

0300 - 0800 HKT (UTC +8)

Maintenance:

Planned OS Upgrade on HKIX switches

 

Impact:

OS Upgrade on HKIX Switches
HKIX will perform OS upgrade on HKIX switches and reload the Ethernet Modules one by one.  You may experience up/down events on your HKIX link(s) within 30 minutes during the module startup.  In normal situation, if you have multiple LACP links to HKIX, the links should be connected to different Ethernet Modules and the traffic will be forwarded by the rest of LACP links on the same switch.

 

 

1 Sep 2015

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that IPS Inc., ISL HK LIMITED, SpeedCast Limited and Zscaler have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

29 Jun 2015

Decommission of HKIX1 Old Switch on June 30, 2015

Please be reminded HKIX will decommission the Old switch at HKIX1 on June 30, 2015. If you have GE connection(s) which is/are not migrated to the new switches, your services will be affected. For details, please refer to our announcement on 30 Jun 2014 in http://www.hkix.net/hkix/announce.htm

Date: June 30 2015 (Tue)
Location: HKIX1
Impact: HKIX will shut down the Old switch at HKIX1 and all connections to the Old switch will be disconnected.

29 May 2015

Connectivity issue on some HKIX connections on 29 May, 2015

It is found that connectivity of some participants' connections were lost at around 07:50 - 08:02 & 09:42 - 14:23 HKT (UTC+8) and the connections had been resumed by around 14:23 HKT (UTC+8). Those connections are located on the same line card. The problem was reported to the equipment vendor who was urged to resolve it as soon as possible. We'll keep HKIX participants notified of update on this issue. We are sorry for inconvenience caused.

30 Apr 2015

Scheduled Maintenance for HKIX switches at HKIX1 and Route Server 2 (RS2) Upgrade

Date: 31-May-2015 (Sunday)

Time Window: 0500 - 0800 HKT (UTC +8)

RS2 IPv4 address: 202.40.161.2/23
RS2 IPv6 address: 2001:7FA:0:1::CA28:A102/64

 

Firmware Upgrade of HKIX Switches at HKIX1

Time: 0500 - 0700 HKT (UTC +8)
Impact:

HKIX will perform firmware upgrade on HKIX1 switches and reload the Ethernet modules one by one. You may experience up/down events on your HKIX link(s) within 30 minutes during the module startup. In normal situation, if you have multiple LACP links to HKIX, the links should be connected to different Ethernet modules and the traffic will be forwarded by the rest of LACP links on the same switch. Note that HKIX connections at HKIX1b will NOT be affected by this upgrade.

 

Route Server 2 (RS2) Upgrade

Time: 0700 - 0800 HKT (UTC +8)
Impact:

There will be no impact to HKIX participants which have BGP sessions with both route servers RS1 and RS2. During the upgrade, your BGP sessions with RS2 will be down but your BGP sessions with the other route server RS1 (202.40.161.1/23 & 2001:7FA:0:1::CA28:A101/64) will NOT be affected and the multi-lateral peering can still be maintained.

If you have not set up BGP sessions with both RS1 and RS2, you should do it ASAP for better resilience.

24 Apr 2015

Please kindly note that HKIX will carry out network switch maintenance at the Mega-I 32/F on Apr 30, 2015 with the following details:

Date                        : Apr 30 2015(Thur)
Location                  : 32/F, Mega-iAdvantage
Time                        : 16:00 – 16:30 (HK Time UTC +8)
Impact                     : All HKIX connections at Mega-I 32/F will be affected during the maintenance window

 

17 Apr 2015

HKIX Scheduled Maintenance for HKIX1 Old Switch on June 1, 2015 17:30-18:00 (UTC+8)

Date : June 1 2015(Mon)
Location : HKIX1
Time : 17:30 – 18:00 (HK Time UTC +8)
Maintenance : HKIX will carry out maintenance of HKIX1 Old Switch’s uplinks
Impact : All HKIX1 old switch’s connections will be affected during the maintenance window

1 Apr 2015

Please kindly note that HKIX will migrate HKIX2 switch’s uplinks to HKIX1 new switch on May 4, 2015 17:30-18:00 (UTC+8) with the following details:

Date : May 4 2015(Mon)
Location : HKIX2
Time : 17:30 – 18:00 (HK Time UTC +8)
Maintenance : HKIX will migrate HKIX2 switch’s uplinks from HKIX1 old switch to HKIX1 new switch
Impact  : All HKIX2 connections and all BGP sessions with HKIX Route Server 2 will be affected during the maintenance window

11 Mar 2015

IPv4 Address Renumbering for HKIX Public Peering LAN: 12-15 Jun 2015 HKT (Fri-Mon)

Dear HKIX Participants,


This year is the 20th Anniversary of HKIX, which was set up in 1995.  HKIX has experienced steady growth during the last 20 years.  To cope with the growth, a lot of changes and upgrades had been done already.  For the IPv4 address block currently used for HKIX Public Peering LAN (202.40.160/23), we have already used up more than 80%.  In order to cope with the continuous growth of HKIX and having learnt from the experience of other IXPs around the world, we have decided to perform IPv4 address renumbering for HKIX Public Peering LAN during 12-15 Jun 2015 HKT.  This is the only option for solving the problem while minimizing the impact to the HKIX community.

A NEW IPv4 address block will be used and the network mask of HKIX public peering LAN will be changed from /23 to /21.  All HKIX participants will have to re-configure the IPv4 addresses on their routers in order to use the new IPv4 addresses to do peering over HKIX. 

During the 4-day migration (12-15 Jun 2015 HKT), HKIX will do parallel-run of both new and old IPv4 address blocks.  HKIX new route servers will serve the multilateral peering for new address block while the existing route servers will serve the multilateral peering for old address block.  HKIX participants can change their peering IPs at any time during the 4-day migration period and the old HKIX route servers and the old IPv4 address block 202.40.160/23 will cease operations right after completion of the IPv4 address renumbering on 15 Jun 2015 HKT.

Pre-announcement of this migration was made during APRICOT-APAN 2015 held in Fukuoka last week at “Peering Forum (2)” and “Lightning Talks” sessions.  Please refer to the following links:

https://2015.apricot.net/program#sessions/peeringforum2
https://2015.apricot.net/program#sessions/lightningtalks

To obtain the detailed arrangement for IPv4 address renumbering, please provide the following information to HKIX-NOC (hkix-noc@cuhk.edu.hk):

Your ASN:
Your IPv4 address(es) at HKIX:
Your email contact for the IPv4 address renumbering:

HKIX-NOC will contact you by email individually after receiving information from you.

Thank you very much for your cooperation on this migration.  Let us work together to make it a successful one.

Best regards,
HKIX Team

P.S.  There will be no change to IPv6 address block used for HKIX Public Peering LAN.

1 Mar 2015

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that Criteo, EFLY Network Limited and Incapsula have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

1 Dec 2014

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (ETISALAT) , Sony Corporation of Hong Kong Limited,  ViaNet Group Limited have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

28 Nov 2014

Production of the Second HKIX Core Site HKIX1b Starting 28 Nov 2014

In order to enhance the reliability and scalability of HKIX to cater for the ever-growing demands from the local as well as the regional and global Internet industry players for more stable and higher-speed interconnection services, HKIX has adopted a new Dual-Core Two-Tier Architecture and has established a second core site called HKIX1b within the campus of CUHK with the following characteristics:

  • The original core site HKIX1 and the new core site HKIX1b are separated by more than 1.5km in terms of fiber distance within CUHK campus
  • Both sites contain Core Switches and Access Switches interconnected by multiple 100GE links
  • Both sites are running in Active-Active mode
  • Access Switches at both HKIX1 and HKIX1b can serve connections of GE/10GE/100GE from participants
  • Both sites together provide card resilience, chassis resilience as well as site resilience
  • The architecture is highly scalable and can support more satellite sites outside of CUHK campus

Starting from 28 Nov 2014, the new core site HKIX1b is in production and ready for accepting connections from HKIX participants.  Participants are encouraged to take advantage of the dual-core architecture for better resilience by connecting to both core sites.

For details about the HKIX Dual-Core Two-Tier Architecture, please refer to the presentations at http://www.hkix.net/hkix/presentation.htm.

HKIX Team

27 Nov 2014

DDoS Mitigation Trial via HKIX Route Servers by Supporting IPv4 Special Host Route Announcements for Black-holing

With immediate effect, HKIX route servers support IPv4 special host route announcements (i.e. /32’s) with BGP community 4635:666 for DDoS Mitigation Trial.  If HKIX participants want to participate, please send email to hkix-core@itsc.cuhk.edu.hk for implementation details.

In short, trial participants should at least accept the /32’s with BGP community 4635:666 from HKIX route servers and then do black-holing for traffic destined to those IP addresses.  Trial participants can also announce /32’s which are under their managed address blocks with BGP community 4635:666 to signal other trial participants to do black-holing when under DDoS attacks.

Benefits of participating:

  • Hosts which are not DDoS targets will be less affected by the DDoS attacks.
  • All participating networks will save some bandwidth of their HKIX connections during the DDoS attack period.

Possible impacts to DDoS Victims:

  • The relevant hosts will be unreachable from those participating networks while the special /32 route announcements are in effect.

If the trial is considered successful, the set-up will be made permanent and this will be one of our standard services to all HKIX participants.

Again, if HKIX participants want to participate, please send email to hkix-core@itsc.cuhk.edu.hk for implementation details. 

We look forward to working with all of you to do better DDoS mitigation over HKIX.

Best regards,

HKIX Team

25 Nov 2014

HKIX Schedule Maintenance at Mega iAdvantage on Dec 2, 2014 15:00-17:00 (GMT+8)

Date : Dec 2 2014(Tue)
Time : 15:00 – 17:00 (HK Time GMT +8)
Location : 32/F, Mega-iAdvantage
Impact : All HKIX connections at Mega-I 32/F will be affected during the maintenance window

1 Nov 2014

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that Wicam Corporation, Co. Ltd. has been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

23 Oct 2014

Planned OS Upgrade on HKIX switches and Relocation of Route Server 1 (RS1) to new HKIX switch

Date: 23-Nov-2014 Sunday
Time: 0001 - 0800 HKT (GMT+8)

HKIX will perform OS upgrade on HKIX switches and reload the Ethernet modules one by one. You may experience up/down events on your HKIX link(s) within 30 minutes during the corresponding module startup. In normal situation, if you have multiple LACP links to HKIX, the links should be connected to different Ethernet modules and the traffic will be forwarded by the rest of LACP links on the same switch.

In addition, HKIX will relocate Route Server 1 (RS1) to the new switch. There will be no impact to HKIX participants which have BGP sessions with both route servers RS1 and RS2. During relocation, your BGP sessions with RS1 will be down but your BGP sessions with the other route server RS2 will NOT be affected and the multi-lateral peering can still be maintained.

If you have not set up BGP sessions with both RS1 and RS2, you should do it ASAP for better resilience.

1 Oct 2014 New participants connected to HKIX 
We are pleased to announce that C3 Networks Inc., Rackspace, Media Akses Global Indohave, Booking.com, and ECRITEL been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.
1 Sep 2014

New participants connected to HKIX

We are pleased to announce that SG.GS, COLOCATION HOSTING SDN.BHD., WINSPEED GROUP INTERNATIONAL LIMITED, HONG KONG TELEVISION NETWORK LIMITED been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.

1 Jul 2014 New participants connected to HKIX 
We are pleased to announce that COGETEL LIMITED and S.I. NET have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.
30 Jun 2014

Decommission of the Old Switch at HKIX1 by 30 Jun 2015

HKIX have already deployed a set of new-generation switches with new HKIX architecture for enhancement of capacity, scalability and resilience.  In order to enjoy the benefits fully, all HKIX connections need to be migrated to the new switches and the old switch at HKIX1 will be decommissioned by 30 Jun 2015. For the detailed arrangement of migration, please click here.
1 May 2014 New participants connected to HKIX 
We are pleased to announce that EasyHost Solution Limited and Hong Kong CSL Limited IT Department have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.
1 Apr 2014 New participants connected to HKIX 
We are pleased to announce that Beijing Baidu Netcom Science and Technology Co, Ltd, Global Transit (Hong Kong) Limited, Internet Initiative Japan Inc, Super Broadband Network Co, Ltd, Tirastel GmbH and ViewQwest Pte Ltd have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.
30 Mar 2014

Completion of planned switch upgrade maintenance on HKIX switch

It was completed at 0813 HKT (GMT+8) on 30 March 2014.

28 Feb 2014

Scheduled HKIX Network Switch Capacity Upgrade Work

HKIX will carry out network switch upgrade works during the following time window for capacity enhancement.

Date: 30-Mar-2014 Sunday
Time: 0600 - 0800 HKT (GMT+8)

Maintenance: HKIX will carry out network switch upgrade works during the following time window for capacity enhancement.

Impact: During the network switch capacity upgrade period, intermittent packet drops may occur for a very short period of time.

1 Feb 2014 New participants connected to HKIX 
We are pleased to announce that Redtone Broadband Sdn Bhd have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.
5 Jan 2014

Completion of Scheduled HKIX Network Switch Ports Relocation work

It was completed at 0800 HKT (GMT+8) on 5 Jan 2014.

18 Dec 2013

BGP Sessions with HKIX Found Flapping from 22:10 Dec 17, 2013 and 02:00 Dec 18, 2013

The BGP sessions between HKIX and several HKIX participants were found flapping between 22:10 Dec 17, 2013 and 02:00 Dec 18, 2013.

After investigation, we discovered a HKIX participant conducted its router interface re-configuration last night without proxy ARP DISABLED causing some peering IP addresses binding to the same MAC address at the Route Servers’ ARP tables; which then caused the flapping.

The participant’s port was then shut down and the wrong ARP caches of both Route Servers were cleared; the BGP sessions returned normal at around 02:00 on Dec 18, 2013.

The participant’s port is currently put in a testing VLAN for joint investigation and we will only put its port back to the production VLAN when the problem/issue is completely solved.

I would also like to take this opportunity to remind all HKIX participants to ensure that proxy ARP is DISABLED on your router interface towards HKIX at all times.

Thanks for your attention.

HKIX NOC

5 Dec 2013

Scheduled HKIX Network Switch Ports Relocation Work

HKIX will carry out partial 10GE ports relocation work during the following time window for capacity enhancement.

Date: 5-Jan-2014 Sunday
Time: 0500 - 0800 HKT (GMT+8)

Maintenance: HKIX will carry out partial 10GE ports relocation work during the above time window for capacity enhancement.

Impact: Only a few HKIX participants with 10GE connection(s) on the targeted 10GE modules will experience service interruption(s) during the period temporarily and they will be informed individually in parallel with this announcement.

HKIX aggregate traffic MRTG diagram on www.hkix.net may show traffic drop during the period.

All other HKIX participants not residing on the targeted 10GE modules should not be affected by this 10GE ports relocation exercise.

5 Dec 2013 New participants connected to HKIX 
We are pleased to announce that Commercial Radio Productions Ltd., FreeNet Business Solutions SDN. BHD., IP ServerOne Solutions Sdn Bhd, KINX Inc., Naver Business Platform, NEC BIGLOBE Ltd., SKY Cable Corporation and Twitter Singapore Pte. Ltd have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.
22 Aug 2013

Completion of scheduled maintenance on HKIX route server RS1

The maintenance on HKIX route server RS1 was completed at 1800 HKT (GMT+8) on 22 August 2013.

18 Aug 2013

Completion of Scheduled HKIX Network Switch Ports Relocation work

It was completed at 0800 HKT (GMT+8) on 18 Aug 2013.

31 Jul 2013

Scheduled maintenance on HKIX route server RS1

HKIX will carry out maintenance on one of the route servers RS1 as follows.

Date: 22-Aug-2013 Thursday
Time window: 17:00 - 18:00 HKT (GMT+8)
Maintenance: Route Server RS1 IOS Upgrade
RS1 IPv4 address: 202.40.161.1/23
RS1 IPv6 address: 2001:7FA:0:1::CA28:A101/64
Impact: There will be no impact to HKIX participants which have BGP sessions with both route servers RS1 and RS2.
During RS1 IOS Upgrade, your BGP sessions with RS1 will be down but your BGP sessions with the other route server RS2 (202.40.161.2/23 & 2001:7FA:0:1::CA28:A102/64) will NOT be affected and multi-lateral peering will still be maintained.
If you have not set up BGP sessions with RS2, you should do it ASAP for good resilience.

31 Jul 2013

Scheduled HKIX Network Switch Ports Relocation work

HKIX will carry out partial 10GE ports relocation work during the following time window for capacity enhancement.

Date: 18-Aug-2013 Sunday
Time window: 05:00 - 08:00 HKT (GMT+8)
Maintenance: HKIX will carry out partial 10GE ports relocation work during the above time window for capacity enhancement.
Impact: Only a few HKIX participants with 10GE connection(s) on the targeted 10GE modules will experience service interruption(s) during the period temporarily and they will be informed individually in parallel with this announcement.
HKIX aggregate traffic MRTG diagram on www.hkix.net may show traffic drop during the period.
All other HKIX participants not residing on the targeted 10GE modules should not be affected by this 10GE ports relocation exercise.

1 Jun 2013 New participants connected to HKIX 
We are pleased to announce that Computerline Group, Gigabit Hosting Sdn. Bhd and Simcentric Solutions have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.
5 May 2013

Completion of planned OS upgrade maintenance on HKIX switch

It was completed at 8:00am HKT (GMT+8) on 5 May 2013.

26 Apr 2013

Planned OS upgrade maintenance on HKIX switch

HKIX will perform the maintenance as follows:
Date: 5 May 2013 (Sunday)
Time: 6:00am - 8:00am HKT (GMT+8)
Impact: No service interruption under normal situation

12 Apr 2013

Friendly reminder to HKIX participants about how to mitigate DDoS attacks

Dear HKIX participants,

Open DNS Recursive Resolvers pose a significant threat to the global Internet infrastructure as they are utilized in DNS Amplification attacks.  A recent DDoS attack was found exploiting this security hole against some Internet companies with total traffic estimated to be over 300Gbps.  In order to help mitigate future attacks, we would like to remind you to take the following actions:

  1. Please make reference to http://openresolverproject.org/ for stopping open DNS recursive resolvers on your networks.  Most DNS related measures and technical resources including DNS RRL (Response Rate Limiting) are mentioned over there too so you are highly recommended to take a detailed look at the site.
  2. Please implement BCP38 on your networks so that your customers cannot spoof the source IP addresses of their outgoing packets.  This is critically important to stop an entire range of DDoS attacks on the Internet.  More information can be found at: http://tools.ietf.org/html/bcp38 
  3. Please do NOT announce HKIX's IP address blocks 202.40.160/23 and 2001:7FA:0:1::/64 to anywhere with BGP.
  4. Please consider implementing control plane policing on your routers (i.e. rate limiting).

Let us work together to build a more secured Internet.

Thank you very much for your attention.

HKIX Team

1 Apr 2013 New participants connected to HKIX 
We are pleased to announce that Tencent and Vocus Communications have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.
1 Feb 2013 New participants connected to HKIX 
We are pleased to announce that Global Telecom Group Limited and IPTP Limited have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.
1 Jan 2013

New participant connected to HKIX 
We are pleased to announce that VXRoutes has been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about VXRoutes.

24 Dec 2012

Important HKIX Announcement on New Charging Model

HKIX was established in April 1995, using spare resources of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.  At the onset, HKIX could be offered as a free-of-charge service to the early participants with moderate network traffic.  But over the years, with the growth in the demand for Internet traffic exchange and e-business, we have now grown into a critical Internet infrastructure covering 190+ autonomous systems and exchanging 250+ Gbps of data at peak time.  To support such a huge network, the configuration of HKIX has also evolved from a primitive coaxial cable to Ethernet switches and to the now top-end equipment and technologies.

Obviously, it is not possible to leverage the network economy of the whole Hong Kong with virtually no cost.  In 2005, we introduced the penalty-based cost-recovering model with a hope to curb abuse and to recover most of the cost.  After eight years, we find that this extremely conservative model is not sustainable in front of the exponential growth in network traffic volume and growth in the demand for new connections.  Together with the higher expectation of all the participants in the service, it calls for a continuous upgrade of the HKIX infrastructure in capacity and resilience.  This requires substantial periodic capital investment and operating expenses.  It is unfair and impossible for the university to subsidize the operation indefinitely.  In fact, we have to do a major upgrade in 2013 to cope with the ever-increasing demand and to improve our resilience further with site resilience at the core.

In order to make the HKIX operation truly self-sustained in long term and to prepare for the continuous growth in the future while we could keep HKIX as a not-for-profit service, we have no choice but to implement a full-cost-recovery model, i.e. simple port charge model.  This charging mechanism is actually the industry norm, which is fair and consistent for all participants.

Simple port charge model will be implemented starting 01-JAN-2013 for all new participants and new connection requests.  For existing participants with no change of connections, the existing terms and conditions will not change until 30-JUN-2013.  To further ease the transition, we shall still provide to each participant up to 2 free FE/GE ports in total (counting all ports at all HKIX sites) until 30-JUN-2014.  After 30-JUN-2014, all ports will be chargeable.

The new port charges (applied to all HKIX sites) will be:

FE/GE: US$120/port/month (no one-time connection charge) 10GE: US$1,000/port/month (plus one-time non-refundable connection charge: LR - US$2,300; ER - US$7,000)

(Exchange Rate: US$1=HK$7.8)

We strongly believe the charges laid down are on the low side when compared to other parts of the world.  Nevertheless, we shall review the charges periodically and uphold our principles of fairness and consistency.

If you have any queries regarding this new arrangement, please feel free to contact our core team at hkix-core at itsc.cuhk.edu.hk.

 

We thank you for your understanding and wish you’ll have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

HKIX Team

1 Dec 2012 New participants connected to HKIX 
We are pleased to announce that HostVirtual, MediaMath, OneAsia Network Limited and Vivavo have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.
4 Oct 2012 New participants connected to HKIX 
We are pleased to announce that DiViNetworks Ltd, FPT Telecom, NewMedia Express Pte Ltd and OpenDNS have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.
3 Sep 2012 New participant connected to HKIX 
We are pleased to announce that Indosat and Technical Data Limited have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Participants page to learn more about them.
17 Jul 2012 New members connected to HKIX
We are pleased to announce that Celcom, Pacnet Services Asia Pacific Commercial (HK) Ltd., Telcotech-KH, TOT Public Company Limited and VNPT Global HK Limited have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Member List page to learn more about them.
18 Jun 2012 Completion of maintenance on HKIX route server RS2
It was completed at 2030 HKT (GMT+8) on 18 June 2012.
6 Jun 2012 Scheduled maintenance on HKIX route server RS2
We'll carry out maintenance on the redundant route server RS2 as follows.
Date: 18 June 2012 (Monday)
Time window: 16:30 - 20:30 HKT (GMT+8)
Maintenance: Relocation of RS2 to HKIX2 new site
RS2 IPv4 address: 202.40.161.2/23
RS2 IPv6 address: 2001:7FA:0:1::CA28:A102/64
Impact: During maintenance, your BGP sessions with the redundant route server RS2 will be down. Your BGP sessions with the primary route server RS1 (202.40.161.1/23 & 2001:7FA:0:1::CA28:A101/64) will NOT be affected and hence during RS2 maintenance, all HKIX participants will still maintain the multi-lateral peering.
7 May 2012 New members connected to HKIX
We are pleased to announce that Chuan Wei Telecom, Company TTK Asia Limited, OneNet HK Limited and OVH SAS have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Member List page to learn more about them.
6 May 2012 Completion of planned OS upgrade maintenance on HKIX switch
It was completed at 0800 HKT (GMT+8) on 6 May 2012.
25 Apr 2012

Planned OS upgrade maintenance on HKIX switch
HKIX will perform the maintenance on HKIX switch as follows.
Date: 6 May 2012 (Sunday)
Time: 0600-0800 HKT (GMT+8)
Impact: No service interruption under normal situation

Thank you for your attention.

11 Apr 2012

HKIX2 Relocation Notice Update
Please be informed that HKIX2 will be relocated from CITIC Tower (Admiralty) to 17/F CITIC Telecom Tower; 93 Kwai Fuk Road, Kwai Chung, New Territories, Hong Kong in 2012. HKIX participants who have connection(s) to HKIX2 should discuss with its FTNS operators for the relocation arrangement. The relocation can be started in the middle of May 2012.

Should HKIX participants need further information, please kindly send e-mail to hkix-noc@cuhk.edu.hk.

Thank you for your attention.

12 Mar 2012 New members connected to HKIX
We are pleased to announce that 01link Network Services Limited, Badoo, Cotendo and Internet Solutions Limited have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Member List page to learn more about them.
9 Jan 2012 New members connected to HKIX
We are pleased to announce that China Virtual Telecom (Hong Kong) Limited, Extreme Broadband, HostSG, Saigon Postel Corporation / SPT and Ximbo Internet Limited have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Member List page to learn more about them.
7 Dec 2011

HKIX Data Centre Air-Conditioning Enhancement Work

Date & Time: Dec 10, 2011, 09:00-09:45am HKT (GMT+8)

Scope of Work: To put a new Computer Room Air-Conditioning Unit (CRAC) into production

Potential Impact: For safety reasons, about 2/3 of the existing CRAC units need to be powered off; including the air-conditioning units at HKIX FTNS room during the period for connecting the new CRAC unit to the main circuit board. Although we will arrange other means for lowering the temperature of the Data Centre, however, HKIX participants’ or FTNS operators’ equipment might still encounter temperature alarm during the captioned period.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused and appreciate your patience on this matter.

1 Nov 2011 New members connected to HKIX
We are pleased to announce that Datapipe, Expereo and SoftLayer have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Member List page to learn more about them.
8 Sep 2011 New members connected to HKIX
We are pleased to announce that Docler, HongKongMovie.com, KNET, KT Hong Kong, Moratel, SoftBank and Viettel have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Member List page to learn more about them.
24 Jul 2011 Completion of HKIX Main Switch OS Upgrade
It was completed at 0800 HKT (GMT+8) on 24 Jul 2011.
15 Jul 2011

HKIX Main Switch OS Upgrade on 24 July, 2011

Please be informed that HKIX/AS4635 will perform an OS upgrade on its main switch on 24 July, 2011 (Sunday). The upgrade will take 30 minutes and require a reboot of the switch. During the upgrade, all connections on the HKIX switch may intermittently drop and BGP sessions with the route servers will be affected. You may experience connectivity issues to the participants which directly connected with the HKIX.

Date: 24 July, 2011 (Sunday) Time: 0600 - 0800 HKT (GMT+8)

Impact: Disruptive upgrade; expect 30 minutes service interruption to HKIX participants during OS upgrade.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused and appreciate your patience on this matter.

6 Jul 2011 New members connected to HKIX
We are pleased to announce that CDNetworks, ChinaCache, China Mobile Int'l, JasTel, LCSD, LG U+, Mekongnet and Rise Smart have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Member List page to learn more about them.
21 Jun 2011 Connectivity issue on some connections in the morning of 21 June, 2011
It is found that connectivity of some participants' connections were lost at around 04:10 HKT on 21 Jun 2011 and the connections had been resumed by around 05:40 HKT. The incident was suspected to be caused by a bug of the equipment OS triggered by loop in a few local circuits from an FTNS network. The problem was reported to the equipment vendor who was urged to resolve it as soon as possible. We'll keep HKIX participants notified of update on this issue. We are sorry for inconvenience caused.
2 Jun 2011 Support for the World IPv6 Day
In order to support for the World IPv6 Day on June 8, 2011 from 00:00 to 23:59 UTC (i.e. 08:00 June 8, 2011 to 07:59 June 9, 2011 Hong Kong Time), HKIX members and FTNS operators please avoid scheduling maintenance or testing activities at HKIX during that period.
4 May 2011 New members connected to HKIX
We are pleased to announce that BlinkMind, Digitel, Easylink, Pacswitch, SpeedCast, Telin and Website Solution have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Member List page to learn more about them.
6 Apr 2011 Interruptions of BGP Sessions of Some Participants on 4 Apr 2011

HKIX encountered intermittent MAC address table learning issues on Apr 4 2011 causing a couple of interruptions of BGP sessions of some HKIX participants. The incidents were found caused by a local loop GE circuit from one HKIX participant and after detached the suspected connection from our network at 21:49pm HKT (GMT+8); HKIX services resumed normal.

HKIX support team will keep monitoring the status and request the participant to check the local loop circuit with its circuit provider.
5 Apr 2011 Completion of Maintenance on HKIX Main Switch
It was completed at 0800 HKT (GMT+8) on 5 Apr 2011.
4 Apr 2011

Urgent Maintenance of HKIX Main Switch on 5 April 2011 (0600-0800 GMT+8)

Please be informed that HKIX/AS4635 will perform an urgent maintenance on its main switch on 5 April, 2011 (Tuesday, Ching Ming Festival) in order to solve the problems encountered between 00:29-01:29 on 4 April 2011. The urgent maintenance will involve hardware module replacement & power recycle of the main switch and we expect there will be at least one hour of service interruption to the HKIX participants’ BGP connections during the maintenance period.

Date: 5 April, 2011 (Tuesday, Ching Ming Festival)

Time: 0600 - 0800 HKT (GMT+8)

Impact: At least one-hour of service interruption to HKIX participants’ BGP connections during the maintenance period. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

3 Apr 2011 Completion of Planned Main Switch OS Upgrade
It was completed at 0800 HKT (GMT+8) on 3 Apr 2011.
21 Mar 2011

HKIX Main Switch OS Upgrade on 3-4-2011 (0600-0800 GMT+8)
Please be informed that HKIX/AS4635 will perform an OS upgrade on its main switch on 3 April, 2011 (Sunday). This is non-disruptive upgrade and we expect no service interruption to the BGP connections under normal situation.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Date: 3 April, 2011 (Sunday)
Time: 0600 - 0800 HKT (GMT+8)
Impact: Non-disruptive upgrade; expect no service interruption to HKIX participants under normal situation

9 Feb 2011 New members connected to HKIX
We are pleased to announce that Webex, Web Host and 43 Global Consultants have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Member List page to learn more about them.
27 Jan 2011

HKIX service interruption
HKIX experienced hardware module re-boot problems at around 17:25, Jan 27, 2011; which caused HKIX services interruption for about 10-minutes.

The incident happened unexpectedly when the technical supports of the equipment vendor and the system integrator recommended and conducted the HKIX network equipment supervisor engine switchover (i.e. to a standby supervisor engine) for solving problems found in the network equipment this morning.

The HKIX services resumed at 17:35 and the technical supports are still on-site to conduct further investigation. In the meantime, the technical support of the equipment in USA was also informed to assist in the investigation.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused and will keep you informed on our Web http://www.hkix.net  about the progress of the investigation in the future.

Thank you for your attention.

3 Dec 2010 New members connected to HKIX
We are pleased to announce that Cyberport, Nokia, RETN, Science and Tech. Parks have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Member List page to learn more about them.
9 Aug 2010 New members connected to HKIX
We are pleased to announce that Koolsee Medianet, Net Sys and Pacificnet Hosting have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Member List page to learn more about them.
8 Aug 2010 Completion of the Planned Maintenance on HKIX RS1
The maintenance was completed at 1000 HKT (GMT+8) on 8 Aug 2010.
23 Jul 2010 Planned Maintenance on HKIX RS1 on 8-8-2010 (0800-1000 GMT+8)
HKIX will perform a major OS upgrade on Route Server 1 / RS1 (202.40.161.1 / 2001:7FA:0:1::CA28:A101) in order to support 4-byte AS numbers. All BGP sessions between HKIX participants and RS1 will be relocated to the new route server. There will be few minutes downtime on RS1 while Route Server 2 / RS2 (202.40.161.2 / 2001:7FA:0:1::CA28:A102 & 218.100.16.1) and all layer 2 connections on HKIX switches will NOT be affected during the maintenance.
4 Jun 2010 Change network mask for 202.40.161.x and 2001:7FA:0:1::CA28:A1xx by 31 August 2010
HKIX participants are advised to change network mask as follows by 31 August 2010.
For IPv4 peering address 202.40.161.x: change from /24 to /23
For IPv6 peering address 2001:7FA:0:1::CA28:A1xx: change from /120 to /64
Please click here for details.
4 Jun 2010 New members connected to HKIX
We are pleased to announce that Pacnet Business Solutions, Star Light Networks and True Internet Gateway have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Member List page to learn more about them.
2 Mar 2010 New members connected to HKIX
We are pleased to announce that Maxis Communications and Sun Network have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Member List page to learn more about them.
7 Feb 2010 Completion of the OS Upgrade Maintenance at HKIX2
The maintenance was successfully completed at 0845 HKT (GMT+8) on 7 Feb 2010.
2 Feb 2010 OS Upgrade Maintenance at HKIX2
HKIX will perform major OS upgrade at HKIX2 from 0600 to 0800 HKT (GMT+8) on 7 February 2010. During the maintenance, HKIX participants will experience intermittent up/down of their links to HKIX2 and intermittent up/down of their BGP sessions with the route server at HKIX2.
26 Jan 2010 Mini Peering Forum in Hong Kong
The first ever Mini Peering Forum in Hong Kong will be hosted by Internet Society Hong Kong (ISOC-HK) and Hong Kong Internet Exchange (HKIX) on 29 January 2010. Please click http://www.isoc.hk/peeringforum/ to register.
11 Jan 2010 New members connected to HKIX
We are pleased to announce that CNNIC and Facebook have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Member List page to learn more about them.
20 Dec 2009 Completion of the scheduled HKIX Network Switch Critical OS Upgrade
This scheduled maintenance was successfully completed at 0800 HKT (GMT+8) on 20 Dec 2009.
11 Dec 2009 HKIX Network Switch Critical OS Upgrade
HKIX will perform major OS upgrades for our switches and route servers for applying critical patches at HKIX primary site from 0600 to 0800 HKT (GMT+8) on 20 December, 2009. During the OS upgrade our switches and route servers will be rebooted, thus all HKIX participants’ BGP sessions with HKIX’s MLPA route servers (202.40.161.1) will be disconnected and HKIX participants’ links connecting with HKIX’s switches might also detect link up/down intermittently during the period.
26 Nov 2009 Support for the Hong Kong 2009 East Asian Games
In order to support the Hong Kong 2009 East Asian Games http://www.2009eastasiangames.hk/tc/index.html, HKIX members should avoid scheduling maintenance or testing activities at HKIX or HKIX2 from Dec 2, 2009 09:00am to Dec 14, 2009 01:00am, for details of East Asian Games Schedule please refer to http://www.2009eastasiangames.hk/tc/sport/schedule.html. Thank you for your co-operation.
13 Nov 2009 HKIX participant BGP down
HKIX observed several BGP sessions via one FTNS operator were down between 0331 and 0359 (GMT+8) on Nov 12. HKIX operation was normal and no maintenance was carried out by HKIX NOC during that time.
13 Nov 2009 New members connected to HKIX
We are pleased to announce that Bayan Telecom, CAT Telecom, DENIC, Eastern Telecom, Friends Marketing, NAP Info Lintas Nusa and SK Broadband have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Member List page to learn more about them.
10 Nov 2009

HKIX service interruption
HKIX was experiencing route server re-boot problems between 15:57 and 18:45, Nov 10, 2009; which causing HKIX service interruptions during the captioned period.

The problem was identified and suspected relating to one of the HKIX participants’ IPv6 BGP announcement; the HKIX service has been resumed from 18:45 Nov 10, 2009 after the HKIX participant’s IPv6 BGP announcement was isolated from the HKIX router server.

We have informed the engineers of our network equipment vendor to come and have a detailed check of our equipment and will work with the identified HKIX participant to find out the root cause of the incident.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused and will keep you informed on our Web http://www.hkix.net about the progress of the investigation in the future.

Thank you for your attention.

3 Sep 2009 New members connected to HKIX
We are pleased to announce that Bharti Airtel, I Services Network Solution, Nexus Guard, Qatar Telecom and Seednet have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Member List page to learn more about them.
25 Aug 2009 Planned Maintenance on HKIX
HKIX will carry out a planned maintenance on 31 Aug 2009 for switching over of the 10G links to the new switch. You may encounter 1-2 minutes of packet drop to HKIX connections during the maintenance period from 0800 HKT (GMT+8) to 0815 HKT (GMT+8).
2 Jul 2009 New members connected to HKIX
We are pleased to announce that Intersoft, JGN2plus and NUS have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Member List page to learn more about them.
12 May 2009 New members connected to HKIX
We are pleased to announce that Asia Tone, Giganews and Internode have been directly connected to HKIX. Please visit our Member List page to learn more about them.
7 Apr 2009 Planned Maintenance on a UPS at HKIX
HKIX will carry out a planned maintenance on a UPS unit at HKIX primary site between 21:00 HKT (GMT+8) on 11 April 2009 and 05:00 HKT (GMT+8) on 13 April 2009. We had informed the FTNS operators and HKIX participants who have equipment of single power supplies connected to the affected UPS unit. HKIX equipment including the HKIX switches and route server will NOT be affected and the HKIX operations will NOT be affected by the maintenance. If you encounter connectivity problem during that time, please contact your FTNS provider.
9 Jan 2009 New members connected to the HKIX
We are pleased to announce that Hurricane Electric, EMSD & EdgeCast Networks have been directly connected to the HKIX. Please visit our Member List page to learn more about them.
10 Nov 2008 New members connected to the HKIX
We are pleased to announce that APAN_JP, TVB & Udomain have been directly connected to the HKIX. Please visit our Member List page to learn more about them.
23 Oct 2008

Scheduled maintenance by FTNS operator and Service Provider
Informed by one FTNS operator that a planned maintenance will be carried out on its equipment at HKIX during the following periods: 03:00-07:00 HKT Oct 24, 2008 and 03:00-07:00 HKT Oct 25, 2008. During the above maintenance periods, you may experience intermittently BGP up/down at HKIX while the BGP connections at HKIX2 will not be affected. In the meantime, HKIX members’ connections via this services provider might be affected during the maintenance. Please contact your FTNS operator directly should you encounter any connectivity problem during that time.

9 Oct 2008 Schedule maintenance on HKIX
HKIX will carry out a planned maintenance on 11 October 2008, Saturday 0830-0900 (GMT+8). You may experience intermittently BGP up/down during the maintenance period. Meanwhile, BGP connections on HKIX2 will not be affected.
18 Aug 2008 Global IPv6 Connectivity Trial Services Available at HKIX till the end of 2008
Today, HKIX and NTT Com Asia (NTT CA) co-announced its technology partnership for the development of IPv6 network in the region. Commencing today till end of 2008, NTT CA shall provide HKIX members, including regional and local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and mobile operators, with global IPv6 connectivity trial service over the network infrastructure of HKIX. For details, please kindly refer to the document here; and a Chinese version of the announcement is also available here.
7 Aug 2008 Support for the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Equestrian Events
In order to support for the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Equestrian Events, HKIX members should avoid scheduling maintenance or testing activities at HKIX or HKIX2 from 09:00am 8 August 2008 to 17:00pm 18 Sep 2008.
5 Aug 2008 New member connected to the HKIX
We are pleased to announce that Academia Sinica Grid Computing Centre (ASGCNet) has been directly connected to the HKIX. Please visit our Member List page to learn more about ASGCNet.
3 Jul 2008 New Scheme of HKIX Enables Faster IPv6 Development
HKIX has been supporting IPv6 since March 2004 and gradual growth of IPv6 traffic has been observed. As IPv4 address space is running out fast, IPv6 deployment is becoming more urgent than before. In view of this, HKIX will implement a new scheme starting 10 July 2008 (Thu) that allows HKIX participants to share IPv6 connectivity more easily. HKIX participants are encouraged to share their IPv6 connectivity with other HKIX participants via HKIX's IPv6 MLPA route server. With this arrangement, HKIX participants should be able to get wider IPv6 connectivity via HKIX. We believe that this will encourage more HKIX participants to start IPv6 deployment and so will enable faster IPv6 development. Please click here for details.
4 Jun 2008 New member connected to the HKIX
We are pleased to announce that KREONET has been directly connected to the HKIX. Please visit our Member List page to learn more about KREONET.
9 May 2008 There was flapping on one of the 10G links between HKIX and HKIX2 between 0817 and 1044 on 9 May 2008. As informed by the local circuit provider, the flapping was caused by their transmission equipment failure. HKIX had bought down the unstable link and redirected the traffic to another 10G connection. The circuit provider has fixed their equipment at about 1915 and the 10G link was resumed to share the traffic between HKIX and HKIX2.
12 Mar 2008 Maintenance on HKIX Statistics Page
A schedule maintenance on the statistics page will be carried out between 1815 and 1900 (GMT+8) on Apr 9, the MRTG diagrams shown in the page might not be displayed correctly. Please read here for more details.
12 Mar 2008 Planned maintenance by FTNS operator and service provider
Informed by one FTNS operator, a planned maintenance will be carried out on its equipment between 0000 and 0200 (GMT+8) on 16 March 2008. Several HKIX member's connections via this provider may be affected during the maintenance. Please contact your FTNS provider directly if you encounter any connectivity problem during that time.
3 Jan 2008 New member connected to the HKIX
We are pleased to announce that Hong Kong CSL Limited has been directly connected to the HKIX. Please visit our Member List page to learn more about Hong Kong CSL Limited.
14 Dec 2007 Planned maintenance by FTNS operator and service provider
Just Informed by one FTNS operator, a planned maintenance will be carried out on its equipment between 0015 and 0700 (GMT+8) on 15 December 2007. Several HKIX member's connections via this provider may be affected during the maintenance. Please contact your FTNS provider directly if you encounter any connectivity problem during that time.
1 Nov 2007 New member connected to the HKIX
We are pleased to announce that Internet Solutions has been directly connected to the HKIX. Please visit our Member List page to learn more about Internet Solutions.
4 Sep 2007 New members connected to the HKIX
We are pleased to announce that JUCC & Limelight have been directly connected to the HKIX. Please visit our Member List page to learn more about them.
4 Jun 2007 New members connected to the HKIX
We are pleased to announce that First Network Communications & SunnyVision have been directly connected to the HKIX. Please visit our Member List page to learn more about them.
2 Apr 2007 New member connected to the HKIX
We are pleased to announce that TIC has been directly connected to the HKIX. Please visit our Member List page to learn more about TIC.
1 Feb 2007 New members connected to the HKIX
We are pleased to announce that IP-Converge, Microsoft (HK) have been directly connected to the HKIX. Please visit our Member List page to learn more about them.
2 Jan 2007 New members connected to the HKIX
We are pleased to announce that Cable & Wireless, Communilink and SinoSAT(HK) have been directly connected to the HKIX. Please visit our Member List page to learn more about them.
1 Dec 2006 Support for the ITU Telecom World 2006
In order to support for the ITU Telecom World 2006 to be held in Hong Kong between 4 December and 8 December, HKIX members and FTNS operators please avoid scheduling maintenance or testing activities at HKIX during that period.
1 Nov 2006 IPv6 peering with CERNET2
CERNET2 (http://ipv6.pku6.edu.cn/cngi-cernet2.htm/) is linked up with HKIX via IPv6. Welcome aboard CERNET2!
1 Nov 2006 New Members connected to the HKIX
We are pleased to announce that Biznet, Jazztel, Samsung, TFN and Virgin Radio have been directly connected to the HKIX. Please visit our Member List page to learn more about them.
27 Jul 2006 New HKIX Site launched
Starting from 27 Jul 2006, the HKIX Site will be launched with a completely new layout. Together with the original content, more relevant information about HKIX will be provided. You are welcome to check them out and provide any valuable suggestions.
18 Nov 2005

HKIX Site Access Procedure Revision
Starting from 1 Dec 2005, HKIX will implement new Data Centre access procedures; only pre-registered personnel (representative) of HKIX members can make site access appointment by sending e-mail to hkix-access@cuhk.edu.hk. The details of the HKIX Data Centre policies and representative list update form are available at here.

18 Nov 2005 Support for the WTO - Ministerial Conference (MC6) event
In order to support for the WTO Ministerial Conference (MC6) to be held in Hong Kong in December 2005, HKIX members should avoid scheduling maintenance or testing activities at HKIX or HKIX2 from 09:00am 5 Dec 2005 to 17:00pm 19 Dec 2005.
23 Sep 2005

Started from 1 October 2005, HKIX will apply new procedures on processing filter update requests. HKIX members are required to submit the requests at http://www.hkix.net/hkix/filter/filterupdate.html. A ticket number will be issued for each request so that HKIX members can check the status by providing of this ticket number. Other form of applications on filter updating will NOT be accepted in due course.

 

23 Aug 2005

HKIX has revised its route server policy on filtering of BGP route announced by the HKIX members. For HKIX members who are using AS filtering and advertising more than 2500 prefixes for 200+ different ASes to the HKIX are entitled to apply for the Closer Peering Arrangement (CPA) with the route server. Please read here for details.

 

12 Nov 2004

The i.root-servers.net DNS root name server was attached to the HKIX in March, 2004. This local root server was maintained by Autonomica and provides nameserver service to local community of operators. For details, please click here.

 

24 Aug 2004 Hong Kong Internet Exchange (HKIX) to form collaboration with CITIC for second site
HKIX Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Chinese University of Hong Kong Foundation Ltd, and has been providing free local peering services between internet service providers (ISPs) since 1995, enabling local traffic to be exchanged without being routed overseas. Thus HKIX, which is physically located on the campus of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, has become the de facto internet hub for Hong Kong.

In order to enhance reliability and to provide value-added services, HKIX has entered into a collaboration arrangement with CITIC DATA 1616 Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the CITIC Pacific group, in order to establish a joint venture, which will in turn operate a second site in Central, Hong Kong. The second site under the joint venture will act as a back-up mirror site, and will also aim to establish Hong Kong as the internet hub for the Asia-Pacific region.

Details about the joint venture and the arrangements for connection to the second site will be provided later.

The original HKIX operation remains unchanged in its ownership, its physical location in Shatin, and its present policy of providing free local internet peering service to the community.

14 Aug 2004

Temporary Disruption of HKIX Services
Due to a failure of the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) at 11:35am today, main power supply to the Central Machine Room of ITSC was switched off for safety precaution. After emergent restoration, HKIX network equipment were up and running at 2:40pm.

 

30 Mar 2004

HKIX is pleased to announce that Hong Kong IPv6 Internet eXchange (HK6IX) service on the existing layer2 network is available for members with immediate effect. You can announce your IPv6 networks with the prefix length less than or equal to 64 on the existing HKIX connections, or you can establish a dedicated connection to HKIX for IPv6 traffic only. Both IPv4 and IPv6 traffic will traverse on the same Catalyst 6513. Besides, all existing regulations and guild-lines applying to HKIX are also valid to HK6IX. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact us by email at hkix-noc@cuhk.edu.hk.

 

09 Jan 2004

HKIX will perform switch upgrade on 17 January 2004 from 0700-0830, HKT(GMT+8). During the maintenance, HKIX connections may drop intermittently and BGP peers with the route servers will also be affected.

 

03 Nov 2003

HKIX is going to support 10/100/1000BaseTX and 10 Gigabit Ethernet connection on the new switch in early 2004. If you will upgrade your routers or transmission equipment, please do consider to make them support aforesaid connections. GBIC ports for 1000Base-SX and 1000Base-LX connections will not be supported on the switches in due course. Because of equipment aging, HKIX may also stop the direct support on ATM IRB connection in late 2004.

 

31 Jul 2003

HKIX will perform IOS upgrade on core switch and route servers from 0800-0830, HKT(GMT+8) on 2 August 2003. During the maintenance, HKIX connections may drop intermittently and BGP peers with the route servers will be affected.

 

26 Mar 2003

System maintenance in HKIX will be carried out from 0800 to 0830 on 01 April 2003. BGP connections will drop occasionally during this period.

 

14 Feb 2003

The first Asia Pacific F root server is attached to HKIX. The local root server was maintained by the Internet Software Consortium (ISC) and provides nameserver service to local community of operators. For details, please click here.

 

18 Dec 2002

Due to hardware problem of backup route server, all BGP connections were disconnected around 0948 this morning. The BGP connections were resumed at 1000 after removed the faulty hardware from HKIX.

 

14 May 2002

The annual maintenance of electricity system will be carried out from 0830 to 1400 on 02 June 2002 at HKIX data center. All network equipment except FTNS facilities will be run on UPS and power generator during that period. FTNS operators had been informed to make their own arrangement against this event. It is expected that city power will be resumed after the maintenance.

 

26 Mar 2002

MRTG data was lost between 0930-1530 on 21 March 2002 in reporting HKIX Switching Statistics. The graph was flatten but actually there was no traffic dropped on HKIX connections within that period. The graph data was resumed normal after 1530 and later on.

 

04 Feb 2002

HKIX would not perform hard reset on BGP session for members after the ip address or AS filter update. Instead, we would perform soft reset for them in order to make the change in effect. Members are required to hard reset the BGP session if they are using IOS release prior to 12.1 which does not support soft route refresh capability.

 

16 Aug 2001

Members are entitled to use AS number filtering on HKIX route server provided that members have more than 5 Autonomous Systems (AS) connected and each AS contains at least one /20 or shorter prefix announced to HKIX.

 

30 Jul 2001

HKIX encountered multicast storms at 13:15 and 16:30 on 27 July 2001. The normal traffic was dropped and all BGP sessions were down. The abnormal traffic was received from four members which were connected to the same fixed network operator. The fixed network operator reported that abnormal traffic was stopped by disconnecting a backup trunk on their high speed data network. They added that the equipment involved in this incident was different from that causing the broadcast storm on 6 June. The service was resumed at 13:30 and 17:00 respectively.

 

19 Jul 2001

Live image from HKIX is available at http://www.hkix.net/hkix/ops/ix_oper.htm

 

04 Jul 2001

An electrical work for system upgrade and safety will be carried out on 07 July and 08 July. In order to shorten the down time, all network equipment will be detached from UPS power and directly connected to city power at 06:30, 07 July. It is expected that UPS power will be resumed normal at 06:30, 09 July and the individual down time for two switch-overs will not be longer than 15 minutes.

 

 

 

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