• Peering MCSIX - MCS Internet eXchange

    February 14, 2011 by Iwan Hanafi

  • ​Dear Valued Customer

    Beberapa waktu yang lalu pihak provider telah melakukan Peering MCSIX - MCS Internet eXchange. Dimana Peering ini menghubungkan jaringan menuju Internet eXchane di Negara Singapore.

    Jika sekarang ini dilakukan traceroute dari datacenter ke semua Prefix IP di Singapore yang di Advertised Rounting nya ke MCSIX maka akan terhubung seperti jaringan local IIX yang mana bandwidth nya pun masih di loss.

    Hasil Tes ke Google dan Youtube (Singapore) menjadi singkat :
    [root@rmt ~]# traceroute www.google.com
    traceroute to www.google.com (, 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
     1 (  0.987 ms  1.159 ms  1.144 ms
     2  IP-117-1.MCS.internet.exchange (  0.940 ms  0.927 ms  0.911 ms
     3  IP-116-142.MCS.internet.exchange (  11.927 ms  11.915 ms  11.945 ms
     4 (  12.027 ms  12.052 ms  55.475 ms
     5 (  12.317 ms  12.652 ms  12.637 ms
     6 (  11.919 ms  11.731 ms  11.702 ms

    [root@rmt ~]# traceroute www.youtube.com
    traceroute to www.youtube.com (, 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
     1 (  0.824 ms  0.834 ms  0.819 ms
     2  IP-117-1.MCS.internet.exchange (  0.755 ms  0.744 ms  0.729 ms
     3  IP-116-142.MCS.internet.exchange (  11.575 ms  11.560 ms  11.581 ms
     4 (  11.668 ms  11.653 ms  11.632 ms
     5 (  12.062 ms  12.082 ms  12.163 ms
     6 (  11.999 ms  11.585 ms  11.557 ms
    [root@rmt ~]#

    Demikian informasi ini kami sampaikan, semoga bisa meningkatkan kinerja dari server-server yang ada.



    MCSIX - MCS Internet eXchange


    A new IX has emerge in Indonesia, its name is MCSIX or MIX (MCS Internet eXchange). The IX was created by NAP Info Lintas Nusa and located in Jakarta, Indonesia. The name MCS is referring to Matrix Cable System between Singapore and Jakarta, NAP Info is the co-owner of that sub sea cable. This new IX could be the alternative route for Indonesia ISP. 

    As we know the largest Indonesia IX is OpenIXP. But due to the problem with Cyber Building (refer to this and this), this IX might have some serious issue in the future. I always wonder, why IX situation in Indonesia is very bleak. Seems to be everybody is fighting each other instead of working together to make it big. Looking back at some disputes between OpenIXP and APJII in 2006-2007. Nobody is a winner here, instead IIX is left in the comatose state and OpenIXP became the de facto IX of Indonesia.

    There is a new breath of air to IIX/APJII, when Indonesia 3rd largest mobile operator XL Axiata donated 2 Juniper M7 routers and some switches (1) for the good cause of IPv6 adoption and more BW growth in the future. The question is how far can the M7 routers support the growth of IIX, considering its an entry level router with a mere 4Gbps aggregate throughput. That is simply not enough to support a national IX, a simple comparison the traffic level in OpenIXP is already 45Gbps in Nov 2010 (2).

    Hopefully with MCSIX, it could contribute to a cheaper internet bill to the end user. Indonesia internet has been growing fast and steadily for the past 2 years, ever since the international access is not monopolized by Indosat.

    Lastly I just want to say: Monopoly is never good, competition creates innovation.

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