What is CHIX

About us

CHIX is a non-profit organisation, based on the Swiss Civil code.
The goal of CHIX is to facilitate and improve Internet reachability and access to his members, and to support the internet community at large.

To fulfill these objectives, CHIX provides:

  • An internet Exchange point
  • Connectivity services, such as transport and peering in and out of Switzerland
  • The infrastructure to enable the members to use these services.
  • A redundant Route Server to enable automated and filtered/secured peering.

How to join :

  • ¬†Any person or organisation who has an interest in these goals, and agrees with the organisation statutes can join CHIX, therefore the joining policy is open. CHIX’ committee can choose to deny membership to an applying member and will not have to motivate that decision.

To join the IXP :

  • You need to be an organisation or private person with an ASN and your own IP space.
  • CHIX provides route servers. Peers are free to organize themselves. As the rule goes with alcohol, peer responsibly
  • The joining member must have up to date RIR records, and take care of the security of the devices within their network.
  • Peering agreements on direct sessions must be bilateral and always agreed between the members, and is not the responsibility of CHIX.
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General Meeting 2021

The board of CHIX likes to announce the General Meeting for the Year 2021 on the following Date:May 01 – 1400 CEST (Central European Summer Time)In case there are technical …

New Members September 2020 to January 2021

We welcome our new Members that have joined in the last half year. Honorable mentions are – not exhaustive listed: AsymptoCommunity RackGoogleiFOGMassimiliano StucchiPatrick VelderPim van PeltSamuel Aschwanden / OTGYMC AG …