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::: Policies & Guidelines

If an organization is interested to join, it needs to fulfill the above requirements and acknowledges the acceptance of the following GU-IX policies and guidelines:

::: Peering

GU-IX is a layer-two Internet Exchange over Ethernet. All participants connecting to GU-IX are exchanging data via an Ethernet which is a layer-two technology. All routers on the Ethernet are exchanging routing tables (or peering) with the route server set up by GU-IX using BGP4.

GU-IX is a settlement-free interconnection point. No settlement needs to be paid by the peering participants for the incoming and outgoing traffic.
The main purpose of the GU-IX is for routing of intra-Guam traffic but it is acceptable if participants allow others to exchange traffic with their peer or downstream network(s) at other countries free of charge.

All participants should not filter traffic or routing table entries to or from any other participants unless it is justifiable.

GU-IX has set up route servers for peering; participants must only peer with these servers. Participants can also peer with other participants directly as long as the arrangement does not violate any of the policies and guidelines stated here.

All participants of GU-IX are considered equal. All GU-IX participants must peer with one another via the route servers.

Each participant must be an Autonomous System (AS) by itself with a globally unique AS number assigned by ARIN, InterNIC, RIPE-NCC, APNIC or their sub-registries.

The source addresses of the data traversing the GU-IX must be officially assigned by ARIN, InterNIC, RIPE-NCC, APNIC or their sub-registries.

::: Connectivity

Each participant MUST have its own global Internet connectivity through other Internet access provider(s) independent of GU-IX facilities.

The GU-IX MUST NOT be used as the primary connection to the global Internet. The key point is that if the link to GU-IX or the GU-IX itself is down, connectivity should still be maintained.

::: Colocation

GU-IX will provide rack space, electricity, air-conditioning and Ethernet connections to the GU-IX participants for their routers located at GU-IX. For details of the connection types and rack space for router colocation, please refer to the GU-IX connection guidelines.

GU-IX will also provide MINIMAL operational support.

The routers located at GU-IX will be managed by the corresponding participants.

::: Liability

Each participant connecting to GU-IX should take all necessary precautions to assure that abuse of network resources, both that of GU-IX and its peers does not occur.

Participants must arrange suitable insurance to cover their equipment while it is within GU-IX racks. Insurance must include adequate cover for third party liability in the event of the participant's equipment causing damage to GU-IX, other participants or third party staff or equipment. GU-IX may demand, and the participant must provide proof of, adequate relevant insurance cover to the satisfaction of GU-IX.

GU-IX will not be responsible for any loss and damages to the participants caused by the operations of GU-IX or its participants.

GU-IX will not be responsible for any illegal activities performed by any of its participants.

::: Cost

The data links to GU-IX and the routers located at GU-IX MUST be provided (or paid) by the corresponding participants.

GU-IX functions on a not-for-profit basis and we think GU-IX is for the benefits of all parties. Currently, there is no plan to impose any charges for membership or connection. However, GU-IX reserves the right to do so in the future when it becomes necessary. Should it be the case, it will be used to cover the cost of coordinating and managing GU-IX activities.

::: Disconnection

GU-IX reserves the right to disconnect any participants if they violate any of the policies and guidelines stated above.


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