Phoenix-IX Contact

Marcus Josephson mjosephson at
Thu Nov 12 13:11:25 UTC 2020

I tried to get a link to PHX-IX for months. Never heard back from them, went with Digital Realty Phoenix

From: NANOG < at> On Behalf Of Kate Gerry
Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:06 AM
To: Matt Hoppes <mattlists at>
Cc: nanog at list <nanog at>
Subject: Re: Phoenix-IX Contact


I am running on a huge assumption here, but I think Phoenix-IX runs on donated infrastructure. From what I recall, there was only an NRC to join Phoenix-IX.

And in regards to Walt's suggestion, it looks like HE already started one with Stellar Technologies. but it is only in a single facility. So until that IX grows, both in peers and footprint, I'm stuck on Phoenix-IX.

I have wondered what happens if a participant storms the IX. Will somebody appear? Because attempts to reach their NOC/peering handles has resulted in a lack of response.

I also wonder how the other Ninja-IX exchanges are running, I haven't heard anything about them, is there the same lack of communication? Or do those have a local staff?


On Nov 10, 2020, at 06:15, Matt Hoppes <mattlists at<mailto:mattlists at>> wrote:

How is the IX still running?  Surely someone must be paying colo rent?

On 11/10/20 9:03 AM, Eric Kuhnke wrote:

Always a good time for network operators to consider the risks of having any one person as a single point of failure for something kind of important:
Disaster recovery and continuity of business plans should always include the concept of what if some percentage of the key team members were to be suddenly unavailable permanently (the Malaysian airline incident, for example).
On Mon, Nov 9, 2020 at 8:08 PM Kate Gerry <kgerry at <mailto:kgerry at<mailto:kgerry at at>>> wrote:
   Is there anybody else even there? I thought that it was all Paul's show!
   If I was able to (as in, had access to), I would offer to help/run
   with the IX. I may live in California, but it's a realistic car trip
   back and forth to Phoenix.

   On Nov 9, 2020, at 17:58, Mike Hammett <nanog at
   <mailto:nanog at<mailto:nanog at   %3cmailto:nanog at>>> wrote:

   Paul's LinkedIn seems to show that he checked out in April. Let me
   know if you have any success reaching anyone there.

   Mike Hammett
   Intelligent Computing Solutions <>
   Midwest Internet Exchange <>
   The Brothers WISP <>
   *From:*"Kate Gerry" <kgerry at <mailto:kgerry at<mailto:kgerry at at>>>
   *To:*"Bill Woodcock" <woody at <mailto:woody at<mailto:woody at at>>>
   *Cc:*nanog at <mailto:nanog at>
   *Sent:*Monday, November 9, 2020 5:44:42 PM
   *Subject:*Re: Phoenix-IX Contact

   Just a heads-up, I never heard a word from anybody at Phoenix-IX.

   Is there anybody still running the IX? Or is it just on autopilot?
   It'd be nice if anybody had some information on whatever happened
   to Paul. Hopefully he is okay!


       On Sep 14, 2020, at 13:33, Kate Gerry <kgerry at
       <mailto:kgerry at<mailto:kgerry at       %3cmailto:kgerry at>>> wrote:

       Thank Bill! I've been trying to reach Paul for ages now,
       hopefully he pops back up again. We want to upgrade.

       On an unrelated note, it looks like somebody has their ticket
       system subscribed to the list... Awesome.

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           Kate Gerry,

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           On Sep 14, 2020, at 12:48, Bill Woodcock <woody at
           <mailto:woody at<mailto:woody at           %3cmailto:woody at>>> wrote:

               On Sep 14, 2020, at 9:31 PM, Kate Gerry
               <kgerry at <mailto:kgerry at<mailto:kgerry at at>>> wrote:

               Does anybody have a contact who works at Phoenix-IX? I
               have been attempting to reach somebody there for a
               while now without any luck.

               Attempts to each out topeering at<mailto:topeering at>
               <mailto:peering at>as well as Ninja-IX
               have been without any luck. We also tried reaching out
               to Paul Emmons via LinkedIn mail and never received a

           Paul is the correct person.


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