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JINX is the oldest Internet Exchange Point (IXP) in Africa, and amongst the oldest 25 IXPs still operational today, globally.


Contact information

Questions relating to the INX policy, accounts, membership, eligibility to connect to the INX and other general issues should be addressed to: 

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Important: JINX RBA/PKL will be relocating soon.

The JINX-PKL and JINX-RBA sites will soon be collapsed into a larger 15 cabinet location within Parklands. Please look out for communication from our INX manager for details on the move, and when/how this is planned.  Additional Planning information will be made available as the process unfolds.


Hosting facilities

Questions relating to addition hosting facilities (ie.  additional colocation space) for equipment that may not be applicable to be housed at the JINX itself, should be addressed to the relevant colocation provider.  

On-site support numbers for JINX (office hours)

 JINX is currently available at :

  • Africa Data Centres, Midrand
  • Digital Parks Africa, Samrand
  • Dimension Data, Parklands
  • Hetzner, Samrand
  • Teraco, Isando

... and through a host of other remote peering partners.

Support numbers for JINX

  • Please use the contact details mentioned below to get in touch with the NOC.
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  • +27.11.575.0055

Note that this is the contact details for IS Global Service Center (GSC) that operates on a 24×7 basis. For after-hour support, the GSC can still be contacted.

Cabling

As per ISPA regulations, the cabling in and to the IX environment is the responsibility of the host.
    • ops (at) inx.net.za

    • +27.115681166

Cabling

Please do not arrange for cabling directly to the IX, rather INX;  rather work through the host, or our INX Manager.  If the ISPA member is already an IS client, they can work through their account manager or if they are not a customer, they can contact hostingsolutions@is.co.za to initiate the cabling processINX Ops team.  In all cases, the INX Ops team will have to send you a Letter of Authorisation (LOA) to grant access to cabling entering the JINX cabinets.

Physical locations

If you are trying to find the JINX facility, these are located at: 

IS Rosebank

Vaults 14 and 16

IDC Beta Hosting Room

2nd Floor, IS Junction

158 Jan Smuts Avenue

Rosebank

Johannesburg

IS Parklands

IDC 1, Vault 4 
Second Floor,

9 Keyes Drive
Rosebank
Johannesburg

 

Hetzner

Pod 10

DataCentre 1

25 Landmarks Avenue

Samrand

Johannesburg

 

Physical access to the JINX locations is restricted to the INX OPS team.  Should there be a reasonable need for access to the site, please contact the ops team for an access permit.


IP address allocation

The IPv4/IPv6 address blocks for JINX are:

  • DATA vlan: 196.
223
  • 60.
14
  • 96.X/
24
  • 23 and 2001:43f8:1f0::X/64
  • VOIP vlan: 196.223.15.X/24 and 2001:43f8:1f0:1::X/64

    where X is assigned on application for a port.

Questions about the allocation of addresses for the INXes should be addressed to censortive wordImage Removed.

Traffic graphs

Traffic graphs for JINX are available at http://stats.jinx.net.za.

 The addresses in use for the peering networks have AS0 RPKI ROAs, and should not be visible on the Internet.

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