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JINX is the oldest Internet Exchange Point (IXP) in Africa, and amongst the oldest 25 IXPs still operational today, globally.
Questions relating to the INX policy, accounts, membership, eligibility to connect to the INX and other general issues should be addressed to:title
- Image Removedops (at) inx.net.za
- +27.105001200 or +27.875501200
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. Additional Planning information will be made available as the process unfolds.
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)Use
the relevant colocation provider. 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 . The GSC will direct the request to the relevant people.Image Removed (subject: JINX IDC access on YYYY-MM-DD)to get in touch with the NOC.
ops (at) inx.net.za
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.
CablingAs per ISPA regulations, the cabling in and to the IXenvironment is the responsibility of the host.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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)
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: 196.223.14.X/24 and 2001:43f8:
- VOIP vlan: 196.223.15.X/24 and 2001:43f8:
where X is assigned on application for a port.
Questions about the allocation of addresses for the INXes should be addressed to Image Removed.
The INX host is responsible for the maintenance of the switches at each INX. Requests for switch configuration changes should be sent to Image Removed
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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