Equinix routeservers (MLPE) behavior c/f no_export

Elmar K. Bins elmi at 4ever.de
Fri Oct 28 12:21:56 UTC 2022

Hi guys (and others),

I couldn't find an official description/explanation of this (EQX docs only
mention that this should behave the same as their "set the no_export" TE

We are using Equinix' IXP platform's routeserver service (MLPE) in a few
locations on the planet, and due to the nature of our anycast structure, we are
sending our prefixes with the well-known NO_EXPORT community attached.

It seems to me that, at least in some places (i.e. Warsaw, ex-PLIX), the
routeservers will not forward the routes further, being intransparent to the
NO_EXPORT setting.

My assumption was transparency, so the prefixes would be forwarded unchanged,
including the NO_EXPORT community attached.

It would be nice to hear directly from Equinix, of course, but if anybody on
this list has hard knowledge of this, please share, so that I can take the
appropriate measures...

Thanks in advance,

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