IXP Standards Committee

The Open-IX Association IXP Standards Committee is tasked with the development and maintenance of identifying and outlining a standard set of technical and operational guidelines for Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) known as OIX-1 Certification. The standards describe the requirements an IXP should adhere to in order for Open-IX to certify the IXP. It is expected that the standard will be continuously updated as experience, practice, technology and member input progresses.

The IXP Standards Committee and/or discussions among the Open-IX membership community are the drivers for changes or adjustments to the guidelines. Any changes to the standard will be discussed openly on the Open-IX mailing list, during OIX Board meetings, and appropriate forums in order for the community to agree with these changes.

A second task of the IXP Standards Committee is to evaluate IXP requests for certification against the OIX-1 standards.

Committee Members

All of Open-IX Committees are comprised of volunteer representatives from the Global Internet community, who are coming together to create a better, safer, stronger, fairer Internet.

The expected weekly time commitment for task completion is one to two (1-2) hours per week. It is asked that volunteers for this committee commit to a one-year term.

Chris Phillips, Chair

Eric Ballard, Vice Chair