Virtual or Remote Peering

Jeroen Wunnink Jeroen.Wunnink at
Fri Aug 18 09:26:09 UTC 2017

It’s simply extending an exchange vlan over an l2circuit. It works as good as the provider’s network and the intended use for it.
As a customer you either want to reach an exchange on a location you’re not at or get a smaller circuit then an exchange would normally sell you directly.

Although you pay the provider that provides you the circuit into the exchange as a reseller, you are a full member there.

There’s some controversy in the community on its intended use. 
Some companies simply use it to get onto an exchange within a metro or country without actually getting kit into an exchange’s POP to save money.
Others use it across country borders/oceans and use a high-latency circuit to get onto a local exchange, which defeats some purpose of a local internet exchange. (short low latency-paths into local networks)

Then again, getting a circuit from the US into an big exchange like LINX, AMSIX or DECIX can be very appealing on both saving cost of transit and keeping your as-paths (artificially?) short.

Jeroen Wunnink
IP Engineering manager
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On 15/08/2017, 16:53, "NANOG on behalf of Rod Beck" <nanog-bounces at on behalf of rod.beck at> wrote:

    How well does this service work? I understand it usually involves point-to-multipoint Switched Ethernet with VLANs and resold IX ports. Sounds like a service for ISP that would like to peer, but have relatively small volumes for peering purposes or lopsided volumes.
    Roderick Beck
    Director of Global Sales
    United Cable Company
    DRG Undersea Consulting
    Affiliate Member<>
    85 Király utca, 1077 Budapest
    rod.beck at

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