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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: 

.  Additional Planning information will be made available as the process unfolds. Info
titleImportant: JINX RBA/PKL will be relocating soon.
The JINX currently operates as two separate, but connnected locations, namely: JINX-PKL and JINX-RBA.  These existing locations will soon be consolidated into one common location, within the same data-centre in Parklands.  Please look out for communication from our INX manager for details on the move, and when/how this is planned

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 Internet Solutions:

On-site support numbers for JINX (office hours)


the relevant colocation provider.  JINX is currently available at :

  • Africa Data Centres, Midrand
  • Africa Data Centres, Samrand
  • 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 . The GSC will direct the request to the relevant people.censortive wordImage Removed (subject: JINX IDC access on YYYY-MM-DD)to get in touch with the NOC.
    • ops (at)

    • +27.

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.



As per ISPA regulations, the cabling in and to the IXenvironment is the responsibility of the host.
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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 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

The physical address for JINX (Rosebank) is:

Vaults 14 and 16
IDC Beta Hosting Room
2nd Floor, IS Junction
158 Jan Smuts Avenue

and the physical address for JINX (Parklands) is:

IS Parklands (PKL)
Vault 4 (old sabc vault)
Keye Drive

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.
  • 60.
  • 96.X/
  • 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.

Switch configuration

The INX host is responsible for the maintenance of the switches at each INX. Requests for switch configuration changes should be sent to censortive wordImage Removed

Traffic graphs

Traffic graphs for JINX are available at

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

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