Settlement-Free Peering Policy

Simeon Networks maintains a selective peering policy. While we generally peer with everyone who meets the requirements, we do refuse to peer or de-peer networks from time-to-time, especially if we believe the peer to be engaged in abusive or criminal activity.

Operational Requirements

  • Peer must have an Autonomous System Number (ASN) and at least one publicly-routable IP block (/24 or bigger for IPv4 and /48 or bigger for IPv6) issued by a Regional Internet Registry (RIR).
  • Peer must have a Network Operation Center (NOC) or similar capability staffed 24x7 with qualified engineers
  • Peer must keep an up to date record in PeeringDB containing at a minimum of all peering locations and an up to date list of contacts.
  • Peer must commit to upgrading links or adding peering locations if the any site has a consistent usage of 80% or more of the link speed.
  • Peer must agree to establish peering at all mutual locations

Technical Requirements

  • Peer must support BGP4 protocol
  • Peer must use hot-potato routing on all links
  • Peer must support IPv4 and IPv6 peering at all locations (native or dual-stack)
  • Peer must not set the link as a gateway of last resort or forward traffic across the link for an unadvertised route.
  • Peer must not use link to connect two isolated sites or networks controlled by the same organization.
  • Peer must support community-triggered blackholing of traffic including prefixes as small as /24 for IPv4 and /128 for IPv6.
  • Peer must not transmit link-local, broadcast, or multicast traffic across the link.
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