Technical and Procedural Policy in Summary All peers must have NOCs with Internet email addresses, voice telephone numbers, and 24x7 coverage. All peers are expected to communicate contact updates in a timely manner. All peers are expected to proactively send updates regarding maintenance activities, outages, and other significant activities. All peers will be notified likewise by RCN. All peers must agree to actively cooperate in resolving at least the items in the following non-exhaustive list: - security violations - denial of service attacks - network abuse (including but not limited to spam issues) - downed peering sessions, interfaces, or circuits - disrupted, damaged, or flapping peering sessions - similar/related infrastructure and security issues All peers must not abuse the peering relationship by doing any of the following non-exhaustive list: - pointing default - resetting next hop - selling, bartering, trading or giving either routes or next hop to third parties (non-customers) - leaking routes to third parties (non-customers) - sending inconsistent prefixes (in number, origin, or other attributes) without prior agreement All peers are requested to enable LSRR on router interfaces facing RCN peering sessions to facilitate network diagnostics at least during session activation. All peers will be configured for closest-exit routing unless otherwise expressly agreed. All peers are expected to offer consistant routes to facilitate closest-exit routing unless otherwise expressly agreed. This consistancy is expected in next-hop, origin, MED, and all other such decision-making attributes; non-conforming routes can be rewritten at the discretion of RCN. Agreements for best-exist or other forms of traffic exchange can be made in email. All peers are expected to utilize IRR resources. All peers will be configured with loose prefix limits based upon registered/announced routes to guard against leaks. Peers are encouraged to register routes or send notice in advance of dramatic deltas in announcements to allow for adjustments to those limits. Potential peers must be present in more than one common peering location; RCN will not activate single-region peers. Potential peers must be willing to enter into agreements with RCN, though no execution of agreements is presently required for public peering. Private peering with RCN requires the execution of a Bilateral Peering Agreement (BLPA). The transmission of a BLPA requires a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) be in place between the respective parties. All discussions regarding private peering are under NDA. RCN reserves the right to peer or not with any network as we see fit, for any reason, without requirement of disclosure. RCN will not peer with any network that has been an IP transit customer within the past nine (9) months. RCN reserves the right to terminate public peering at any time with 30 days' notice. Such advance notice is neither guaranteed nor required for unresponsive, abusive, or negligent peers. RCN reserves the right to change this peering policy without notice.
Contact and IRR Information Adminstrative/Technical Contact (peering agreements, engineering) Name: Peter D. Jacoby Phone: +1.781.316.8815 FAX: +1.320.341.2904 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org NOC (troubles & notices) Phone: +1.888.972.6622 E-mail: email@example.com ASN: 6079 AS Set: AS-RCN Aut-num: AS6079
CURRENT PEERING POINTS
|NAP||IPv4 address||IPv6 address||VPI/VCI||DLCI||Status||Mcast?||Notes|
|Equinix NY (was PAIX-NY)||18.104.22.168||2001:504:F::17||up||no|
|Equinix Chicago||22.214.171.124 (old)
|Boston Internet Exchange||126.96.36.199||2001:504:24:1::17BF:1||up||no|