Technical standards

Perú IX (PIT Peru sac) is a distributed Internet Exchange currently present in multiple data centers in Lima, Peru. We operate in layer 2 with Spine & Leaf architecture.

Optical Module Specifications

We prefer interfaces with single-mode fiber (SMF), although if necessary we can use multimode fiber (MMF)

StandardMaximum distance
1000Base-LX10 km
10GBase-LR10 km
10GBase-ER40 km
40GBase-LR410 km
40GBase-ER440 km
100GBase-LR410 km
100GBase-ER440 km

MAC Layer Specifications

We follow good practice for an IX in order to offer a stable and secure service

The packets sent by the ports connected to the Perú IX (PIT Peru sac) ( must have one of the following types of ethertypes:

  • 0x0800 – IPv4
  • 0x0806 – ARP
  • 0x86dd – IPv6

The policy of ONE MAC address per port is applied, all packets that come through a port must have the same source MAC address.

Only send unicast packets to the interface connected to the IX. Do not send multicast or broadcast packets, as they will be discarded.

Connection port can be configured in LAG mode (LACP) if requested for future expansion

Gateway configuration, disable STP, disable discovery protocols on port

Some various topics that are good to know

If you are going to redistribute routes to a third party, make sure not to announce the prefix, since it is a prefix that should only be known via the door physically connected to the Perú IX (PIT Peru sac).