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Amateur Radio Internet Exchange
Full nameAmateur Radio Internet Exchange
Founded2020, February
LocationFremont, California, US
Peak9.00 Gbit/s[2]
Daily (avg.)120 Mbit/s[2] Logo.png Search ARIX on Amazon.

Primary ASN44977
Peering policyOpen (licensed Operators) Logo.png Search ARIX on Amazon.

The Amateur Radio Internet Exchange (ARIX)[3] is an Internet exchange point[4] with core infrastructure in Fremont, California, USA. Its switched fabric is located at the Hurricane Electric's Fremont[5] datacenter in suite 1400. The ARIX is an educational and research network used to connect ham radio operators by providing licensed Amateur Radio enthusiasts a free fabric to inter-connect experimental IP networks. ARIX's routers are attached to a 10 Gbps fiber fabric. A pair of BGP route servers run the Bird Internet routing daemon (BIRD). The ARIX infrastructure is obtained from sponsors, volunteers and donations.[6] ARIX's FCC Call Sign license is N7ARX [7]


ARIX's core consists of an Arista Networks 7048T and a CISCO Nexus 5548 with two FEX switches in the Fremont California Datacenter.[8] Peer connectivity is available at 1 Gbit/s Ethernet (RJ45 copper) & 10 Gbit/s Ethernet (10G-LR Single-mode optical fiber).[9] Connections are also available via 802.11 wireless in Portland, Oregon and Flagstaff, Arizona. IPv4 connectivity is established via the Net44 allocation. IPv6 peering is available using the 2a0e:8f00:fddd::/64 subnet donated by Openfactory.[6][10] Maximum transmission unit is 1500-bytes for this network.


ARIX Internet Exchange Point (IXP) was founded in February 2020. It started as a learning environment between a hand full of Amateur Radio Operators using virtual tunnels, including network architects Adam Lewis (KC7GDY)[11] and Nate Sales (KJ7DMC). As interest grew, a more permanent solution was needed. Hurricane Electric offered a three-year contract for a discounted rack.[12]

Dedicated Autonomous system numbers (ASN)s were obtained and AMPRNet granted a /24 of IP addresses were granted from the Net44 allocation.[13]

Currently there are 8 members with 10 ASNs peering at the network:

Peered Networks
ASN Network Name Amateur Radio Callsign(s) IPv4 Address IPv6 Address Joined Date
44977[1] ARIX[1] --[1] 2a0e:8f00:fddd::2[1] Unknown
34533[1] Nathan Sales[1] KJ7DMC[14][1] 2a0e:8f00:fddd::3[1] Unknown
6556[1] AZSIGNSHOP[1] KC7GDY[15][1] 2a0e:8f00:fddd::4[1] Unknown
49134[1] 10VPN Research[1] Unknown[1] 2a0e:8f00:fddd::5[1] Unknown
60564[1] AZSignShop LLC[1] KC7GDY[15][1] 2a0e:8f00:fddd::6[1] Unknown
140244[1] Brian Blevins[1] KE8MPH[16][1] 2a0e:8f00:fddd::7[1] Unknown
213027[1] Keaton Alexander Guger Lair[1] VE5LPL[17][1] 2a0e:8f00:fddd::8[1] Unknown
6140[1] Two P[1] KC6GNJ[18] & Unknown[1] 2a0e:8f00:fddd::11[1] Unknown
112[1] AS112 Project[1] --[1] 2a0e:8f00:fddd::252[1] Unknown
47192[1] ARIX Route Servers[1] --[1] 2a0e:8f00:fddd::253[1] Unknown[1] 2a0e:8f00:fddd::254[1]

See also[edit]

  • List of Internet exchange points
  • List of Internet exchange points by size
  • Internet network operators' group


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 1.36 1.37 1.38 1.39 1.40 1.41 1.42 "ARIX Participants". ARIX. Retrieved 2020-10-10.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "ARIX Traffic Bandwidth". ARIX (Amateur Radio Internet eXchange. Retrieved 2020-10-10.
  3. "PeeringDB". Retrieved 2020-10-21.
  4. "IPIP IX". Retrieved 2020-10-27.
  5. "ARIX Exchange".
  6. 6.0 6.1 "ARIX Sponsors". Retrieved 2020-10-19.
  7. "License". Retrieved 2020-10-27.
  8. "ARIX ASN". Retrieved 2020-10-17.
  9. "Hurricane Electric Peering". Retrieved 2020-10-10.
  10. "IPv6 RIPE WHOIS". RIPE Network Coordination Centre. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  11. "ARIX developer". Retrieved 2020-10-16.
  12. "ARIX History". Retrieved 2020-04-13.
  13. "AMPR IP's". Retrieved 2020-10-21.
  14. "Universal Licensing System". Federal Communications Commission.
  15. 15.0 15.1 "Universal Licensing System". Federal Communications Commission.
  16. "Universal Licensing System". Federal Communications Commission.
  17. "Amatuer Search". Industry Canada. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  18. "Universal Licensing System". Federal Communications Commission.

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