Why is a proper prefix IRR-setup important?

How to start with peering

Written by DE-CIX Consulting Team
Updated over a week ago

Not only the DE-CIX route servers are filtering against IRR databases. Your transit carriers are filtering against routing databases like RIPE, APNIC, ARIN or Merit RADb too. Having wrong or missing entries means:

  • potential traffic path problems,

  • unexpected paths are used,

  • no usage of should-be-used IP infrastructure is given for these prefixes

  • and even a loss of revenue for you is likely to happen when customers traffic is using other alternative paths instead of yours.

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