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: 

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.

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)

  • Use the contact details mentioned below. The GSC will direct the request to the relevant people.
  • censortive word (subject: JINX IDC access on YYYY-MM-DD)
  • +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.



As per ISPA regulations, the cabling in and to the IX environment is the responsibility of the host. Please do not arrange for cabling directly to the IX, 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 process.

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

IP address allocation

The IPv4/IPv6 address blocks for JINX are:

DATA vlan: 196.223.14.X/24 and 2001:43f8:01f0:0::X:/64
VOIP vlan: 196.223.15.X/24 and 2001:43f8:01f0:1::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 word.

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 the ops team.

Traffic graphs

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