A new feature at SOL-IX is the ability for members to exchange routes via a routeserver (rs1.sol-ix.net). The routeserver is built on a Supermicro server running Quagga 0.99.15 and the BGPd daemon.
Routes are transparently exchanged via the routeserver, meaning that BGP attributes (as-path, next-hop and MED) are not modified when advertised to peers. SOL-IX filter bougus networks from all incoming advertisements, and use maximum prefix limit on a peer-to-peer basis.
SOL-IX offers the oppurtinity to filter routeserver announcements, and control to whom (on an AS basis) your routes should be advertised. For this, we accept communities from you – and filter accordingly.
|1||do not advertise route to a certain peer||0:<peer-as>|
|2||advertise route to a certain peer||25172:<peer-as>|
|3||do not advertise route to any peers||0:25172|
|4||advertise route to all peers||25172:25172|
Default action is to not advertise routes to any peer, so be sure to attach community according to your policy.