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Basic principles

  1. INX-ZA is responsible for the administration of the INXes and determines policies relating to the INXes.

  2. The host provides resources essential to the operation of the INX facilities, including power, air- conditioning and secure access to the site.

  3. Each INX participant is responsible for obtaining one or more circuits to the relevant INX facilities (and for all costs associated with those circuits). INX participants are also responsible for supplying any equipment, such as routers, they require to connect their networks to the INX switches.

  4. There is no restriction on circuits a participant may terminate at the INXes and participants may use an INX as a key node on their backbone network, provided that they comply with all of the INX policies.

  5. Peering at the INXes in open to any organisation that has their own uniquely identifiable ASN, and Internet address space.


  1. There are no joining fees for the INXes.  
  2. Monthly port charges do apply to connections to the INXes.  The port charges will be reviewed on an annual basis by the community elected INX management committee.
  3. Port fees may be waived for ports used by Critical Infrastructure (such as DNS Root Servers), and other not-for-profit associations located at an INX.  The INX management committee remains responsible for determining which services it is appropriate to have hosted at the INXes, and when port fees should be waived.

Port CapacityPort Fee (ZAR)

Rack space

  1. The monthly port charge gives that INX user the right to use a maximum amount of rack space depending on the primary port used, as indicated below.  INX-ZA reserves the right to impose additional charges for ISPs using more than this, with appropriate fees to be determined by the INX committee.  Rack space may only be available at specific locations.
  2. The above rack space allocation includes any telco infrastructure associated with an INX user.
  3. All equipment hosted at the INXes must be rack-mounted. INX-ZA reserves the right to disconnect any equipment which is not rack-mounted. The INX management committee may grant exceptions to this rule on case-by-case basis.
  4. The above policies on rack space are intended to ensure that each INX remains an Internet exchange, and not an equipment hosting facility. Additional rack space will not be made available to INX participants.
  5. Rack space allocations are not transferable. INX participants may not resell, sublet or give away rack space without permission from INX-ZA.

Primary portMax rack space


Cabling and co-location

  1. The colocation provider host may levy a cabling fee per port used for connections into the JINX and CINX facilities. This fee is for the cabling between the host’s meet-me room and the INX environment and is a per-cable installation fee.  In many cases, we have  been able to negotiate with co-operative colocation provides to have the monthly recurring costs of these cross-connects waived for INX connections.  Below are the known costs from the different operators.  In all cases, cross-connects are for the account of the prospective peer.  You are advised to confirm these with the colocation provider.  All costs are in ZAR.


LocationSite CodeColocation ProviderInstallationMonthly recurring cost
JINXPKLInternet Solutions2400waived


LocationSite CodeColocation ProviderInstallationMonthly recurring cost
DINXUMHInternet Solutions2400waived
LocationSite CodeColocation ProviderInstallationMonthly recurring cost
CINXBREInternet Solutions2400waived

* waived if you are pre-cabled to the MMR


Participants’ interconnection policies

  1. A connection to an INX is not the same as an  interconnection with other organisations using that INX.  INX-ZA does not require INX participants to interconnect with all other INX participants. Each organisation connecting to an INX is free to establish its own policy for interconnection. It is up to each user of an INX to negotiate interconnection agreements with the other INX participants.
  2. Peers are required to peer with the BGP Route-Collector that INX-ZA operates to facilitate  debugging.

Hosting of servers

  1. No servers or other non-standard equipment may be hosted at an INX without the explicit permission of the INX management committee. Any requests to host third party equipment (e.g. monitoring devices) will be dealt with by the INX management committee on a case-by-case basis.

SNMP access

  1. No participant may have access to the community string for the INX switches unless cleared to do so by the INX management committee.


  1.  Members are responsible for the insurance of their own equipment.

Liability for outages

     1.  INX Participants using the INXes cannot hold INX-ZA, ISPA, or other INX participants liable for network outages of any kind.


    1.  INX-ZA reserves the right to terminate any INX user’s access to an INX for non-compliance with INX policies.

Changes to this policy

The INX-ZA management committee reserves the right to make changes to its INX policies, following due consultation with the participants.

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