› AS6908 Peering Policy


While Six Degrees Group does not require a signed peering agreement with its peers it expects peers to be in line with the following policy:

  • The total traffic exchange between Six Degrees Group and any applicant should exceed 50Mbps.
  • Six Degrees Group does not currently require applicants to maintain any specific traffic ratio.
  • The applicant must neither be an existing transit customer of Six Degrees Group, or downstream of a Six Degrees Group customer, or have previously been either within a period of 12 months preceding the peering application.
  • Applicants who are downstream of existing peers should demonstrate significant mutual benefit from the establishment of a direct peering relationship.
  • Where Six Degrees Group autonomous systems (non-6908) peer independently, existing peering sessions will be maintained with those systems for as long as they maintain mutual IXP presence.
  • Each interconnection between the applicant and Six Degrees Group is required to have no less than 1000Mbit/s capacity.
  • Multiple interconnects between peering networks are preferred, the latest list of Six Degrees Group PoPs can be found at http://www.as6908.net.
  • All cabling costs shall be distributed between the applicant and Six Degrees Group, interface costs are solely those of the respective parties.
  • The applicant must maintain sufficient backbone capacity to exchange traffic without congestion.
  • The applicant must have consistent route announcements at all peering locations.
  • The applicant must be willing to peer in all markets, including their home market.
  • The applicant must operate a 24x7x365 NOC which can be contacted via email or telephone.
  • The applicant must be able and willing to quickly trace and mitigate ongoing denial of service attacks, and malicious network activities.
  • The applicant must not establish a static route, default route (route of last resort), utilise any other means to send traffic over the interconnection for a route that is not advertised over BGP or otherwise abuse the peering relationship.
  • Neither party shall restrict, or otherwise tamper with traffic legitimately bound to the other party.
  • Applicant must not sell or give next-hop to any non-customer 3rd party (i.e. peer must not re-advertise Six Degrees Group routes to any peer)
  • Both parties shall register route, route6 and other related objects in an IRR database. These objects shall be maintained in order to ensure they are current for the purpose of filtering.
  • Six Degrees Group reserves the right to temporarily suspend any or all interconnections with a peer without prior notice in the event that the peer network is causing operational, or material damage to Six Degrees Group. Any interconnect suspended in this manner will be restored as soon as both parties are confident that the operational issues are cured and cleared.
  • Six Degrees Group reserves the right to terminate any peering at any time with 60 days notice.
  • Six Degrees Group reserves the right to refuse peering to an applicant if it deems fit based upon commercial or operation concerns.
  • Six Degrees Group requests that all peers maintain up to date records in the PeeringDB (www.peeringdb.com)