Virtual Internet Exchanges

What is a Virtual Internet Exchange?

Virtual Internet Exchanges are a type of Internet Exchange Point that instead of a physical ethernet connection being the primary method of connectivity, a GRE tunnel or similar technology is used to connect in.

These installations are normally done as educational exercises, Normally seen in people networks.

These IXP’s do not push any large amount of traffic, and it would be extremely rare to see any major network player on them. Mainly do the to smaller than normal MTU on these exchanges.

Last updated: 5th April 2019