The route servers have been renumbered from AS64725 to AS43369.
The configurations for new members and MAC address changes are now
automatically generated. The code and templates are available from
The ARP sponge has been better tuned to prevent it being triggered by
outages that are not actually threatening the platform stability.
We worked with a member to debug a very high level of duplicated ARP
requests generated by their router: most unused IPs are now sponged by
default, as a workaround for this alleged bug.
We replaced the Seeweb POP switch due to an hardware failure.
rs2 will be moved to the Telnet datacenter, for real this time.
The CDLAN-Telnet fiber circuit needed to close the peering LAN ring
and provide better redundancy is being installed.
www.minap.it will soon be restyled.
L2 blackholing (RS support is still missing, no clear members demand).
Formally joining the MANRS IXP initiative (no significant changes are
needed, except for some documentation improvements).
March 30 (update #3)
Cloudflare (pending cross-connect)
Enter (pending cross-connect)
Eolo (pending cross-connect)
Google (pending cross-connect)
KPNQWest Italia (pending cross-connect)
Netflix (pending cross-connect)
Sirius Technology (pending cross-connect)
Unidata (pending cross-connect)
Since our last update in February:
The Enter POP has been turned up.
The looking glass in the IXP manager portal has been enabled.
Some documentation has been added to the IXP manager portal.
The route servers support mapping 32 bit ASNs to 16 bit communities,
for members with no large BGP communities support.
Support for the well known graceful shutdown community (GSHUT) has been
implemented in the route servers.
rs1 has been migrated to a new server.
All ports have been converted from port security to static L2 MAC ACLs.
rs2 will be moved to the Telnet datacenter.
L2 blackholing (RS support is still missing).
The KPNQWest Italia DC1 POP has not been reinstalled yet, and currently
it is not clear if it will ever be.
New features for the route servers.
Redundancy for the backbone.
June 12 (update #3)
Enter (pending configuration)
Eolo (pending configuration)
Facebook (pending cross-connect)
SiPortal (pending configuration)
Unidata (pending configuration)
Videobyte (pending cross-connect)
Beware: some of the new members either do not peer with the route
servers or announce selected routes to them, hence you should consider
if direct BGP sessions are needed. When such behaviour is known to MINAP
staff it is documented on https://www.minap.it/members/.
Since our last update in March:
The AMS-IX automatic ARP sponge has been installed.