Looking Glass functionalities, increased

The Looking Glass functionalities have been increased with the incorporation of IPv6 and the addition of new commands such as ‘show ip bgp’ in IPv4 or ‘show bgp summary’ in IPv6. Looking Glass used to allow the execution of commands like ping or traceroute only, towards the addresses of institutions connected to the CATNIX.

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New replica of .com, .net and of the DNS root

VeriSign and the former CESCA have installed a replica of the root servers A and J, and the TLD (Top Level Domains) .com and .net. With these new replicas, managed by VeriSign, and the one of the F root server, already available, the query response time to the DNS (Domain Name System) is improved and the security is increased, because the global impact in case of DDoS (Distributed Denial-of-Service) attacks is reduced. Specifically, two Cisco 3825 routers have been installed at the former CESCA as well as four Sun Fire X2200, in order to provide these replicas.

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Inaugurated the territorial extension of CATNIX in Girona

The delegate of the Catalan Government at Girona, Jordi Martinoy, and the secretary of Telecommunications and Information Society, Jordi Bosch, have inaugurated the first territorial extension of the Catalunya Neutral Internet Exchange (CATNIX), which up to now had two physical points in Barcelona, at the Consorci de Serveis Universitaris de Catalunya (CSUC) facilities, from where it is administrated, and at the Telvent facilities.

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CTTI connects to CATNIX

CTTI headquarters

The Centre de Telecomunicacions i Tecnologies de la Informació of the Generalitat de Catalunya (CTTI) has connected to the Neutral Internet Exchange Point (CATNIX) to an access of 1 Gbps and one port of 1 Gbps as well to the switch through Telvent.

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First call through the VoIP service

It has been successfully carried out the first experimental Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) call to the Catalonia Neutral Internet Exchange Point (CATNIX) between Altecom and VozTelecom. This is one of the tests done to prove the functionalities of the prototype created for the exchange of voice at the neutral point.

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CATNIX. Punt neutre de connexió a internet de Catalunya