Welcome to Unmetered.Exchange

A new, segmented, not-for-profit Internet Exchange point (IXP) in Vancouver, BC, Canada with a growing list of access locations in Burnaby, New Westminster, Campbell River, Coquitlam and beyond!

Unmetered.Exchange was created to provide a low-barrier, easy to access Internet Exchange in Canada which improves routing performance for all Installed parties



As of August 2019 we are now accepting 100gbps connections in the Harbor Center Meet Me Room! You must supply your own optic to connect. Details in our FAQ

What is an Internet Exchange?

An IX (Internet Exchange) allows networks to interconnect on an open-access ethernet fabric -- providing low-latency, high-bandwidth, cost-effectively, in a locale. Internet Exchanges improve Internet performance for all participants by increasing bandwidth and lowering latency for all connected networks.

Where is Unmetered.Exchange Located?

Right now we have two switches available for cross connects - one located in the Meet Me Room on floor 6 of Harbor Center and a second located at the TechFutures YVR1 colocation datacenter. Please note we are only accepting fibre cross-connects in Harbor Center.











Read more in our FAQ

 

Scroll Down to learn how to connect!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Internet Exchange?

An IX (Internet Exchange) allows networks to interconnect on an open-access ethernet fabric -- providing low-latency, high-bandwidth, cost-effectively, in a locale. Internet Exchanges improve Internet performance for all participants by increasing bandwidth and lowering latency for all connected networks.

How is traffic exchanged?

All participants connect to the shared switching fabric using Ethernet - either via copper (cat 5e/6) or fibre (single mode, LC connector).
Participants use the Border Gateway routing Protocol (BGP) to exchange routing information with other connected networks.

Where is Unmetered.Exchange located?

Right now we have two switches available for cross connects - one located in the Meet Me Room on floor 6 of Harbor Center and a second located at the TechFutures YVR1 colocation datacenter. Please note we are only accepting fibre cross-connects in Harbor Center.

How much does it cost?

as of July 2019 we are not charging for ports

What media is supported?

We currently support copper connections via 1gbps CAT6/CAT5e cable, fiber cross connects via 10Gbase-LR single mode transcievers, or 100gbps connections (supply your own Cisco QSFP28 optic). Please note that we are only accepting copper cross-connects at the Techfutures colocation, and we are only accepting 10 or 100gbps connections over fiber except under special circumstances

Do the Route Servers impliment filtering?

Yes. Our route servers support strict IRRDB filtering and have strict prefix limits to prevent invalid routes from entering participants' routing tables.

What prefixes do you use?

We currently use the following prefixes on the peering VLAN:

  • IPv4: 192.34.27.0/24
  • IPv6: 2602:ffb1:200::/48

Are you on PeeringDB?

Yes! Our PeeringDB page is: https://www.peeringdb.com/ix/2452 and we can also be found on Hurricane Electric's BGP Toolkit

Do you have a looking glass?

Yes! Our looking glass is available at: http://lg.unmetered.exchange

Right now you can see all the active sessions to our route server and we may add additional functionality over time.

Are there any services available on the exchange?

We currently operate an AS112.net route server and may bring more services online in the near future!

What routing software do you use?

We use BIRD to power our route servers, which is a widely adopted routing engine used on IX's around the world. To configure BIRD we use ARouteServer which has greatly aided in automation of our configuration.

I want to connect to Unmetered.Exchange

A couple of requirements

Great! We'd be happy to have you! We have just a couple of simple rules:

  • You must have an ASN and IPv4/IPv6 space allocated from a registred RIR
  • You must be able to obtain a physical cross-connect to one of our switches
  • You must have a published routing policy in IRRDB
  • The only permitted layer 2 protocols are: ARP, IP and IPv6, other protocols such as CDP, UDLD, EDP, VTP, DTP, LLDP and similar must be disabled
  • IPv6 router solicitation and IPv4 DHCP protocols must be disabled on the peering VLAN
  • Participants must have a profile on the PeeringDB which accurately lists their AS-SET
  • Participants agree to not point static or default routes at any other member without explicit permission from the other party.

Getting connected

Assuming you meet these requirements and can get a physical cross-connect to our switches, send an email to [email protected] with your ASN, AS-SET, desired connection type and desired location to connect.

Unmetered.Exchange does not currently charge a port fee for 1gbps ports, however, depending on your colocation contract your datacenter may charge you a cross-connect fee to connect to our switches. Please reach out to your datacenter sales contact for any questions.



Although not a requirement, you are encouraged to update your PeeringDB profile and list Unmetered.Exchange as a new public peering point.

You may also consider peering with our route server, as the route server will give you the routing tables for all connected peers without having to establish bilateral peering sessions with all networks on the exchange.

Peers

The following networks are currently connected to Unmetered.Exchange

NetworkASNIPv4IPv6Status
UnmeteredInternet54133192.34.27.22602:ffb1:200:0:192:34:27:2Installed
UnmeteredInternet54133192.34.27.32602:ffb1:200:0:192:34:27:3Installed
Westconnect Communications396503 192.34.27.20
192.34.27.14
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:20
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:14
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TechFutures394256 192.34.27.5
192.34.27.105
192.34.27.205
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:5
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:105
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:205
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Hurricane Electric6939 192.34.27.6
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:6
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UNMETERED ClearingHouse54133 192.34.27.1
2602:ffb1:200:0:192:34:27:1
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MoreWave14642 192.34.27.7
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:7
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iFog34927 192.34.27.8
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:8
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PinkuDaimari210035 192.34.27.9
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:9
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4b42-UG58057 192.34.27.10
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:10
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Pankerl Media34924 192.34.27.11
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:11
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Eggplant39335 192.34.27.12
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:12
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BryceWilson202313 192.34.27.13
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:13
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Unixfy139921 192.34.27.17
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:17
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Free Range Cloud Hosting Inc53356 192.34.27.4
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:4
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Tschajera Limited209022 192.34.27.21
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:21
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MegaLink SRL22541 192.34.27.22
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:22
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Alexander Karl49933 192.34.27.23
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:23
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The Help Desk LLC22941 192.34.27.26
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:26
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E-Sports Ltd138365 192.34.27.27
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:27
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Cipherkey Exchange Corp25668 192.34.27.28
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:28
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Nathan Sales34553 192.34.27.18
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:18
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11207547 CANADA SARF207654 192.34.27.19
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:19
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HockWoo Tan212995 192.34.27.29
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:29
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Marble Information Systems Limited213092 192.34.27.32
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:32
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Nato Research Network46997 192.34.27.15
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:15
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365 Node Network136451 192.34.27.34
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:34
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STRATEGIC EXPLORATIONS LTD207268 192.34.27.35
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:35
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NekoCloud Solutions Limited212987 192.34.27.36
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:36
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Moe Overflow Electric Limited213262 192.34.27.37
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:37
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MoeQing Network Service200105 192.34.27.38
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:38
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TAKEN.PL IT SERVICES205593 192.34.27.39
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:39
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Geek Networks212705 192.34.27.41
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:41
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David Moes212568 192.34.27.42
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:42
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Otaku Japan141694 192.34.27.43
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:43
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NITAET57883 192.34.27.45
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:45
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Xiwei Ye212793 192.34.27.47
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:47
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RouteIX211954 192.34.27.49
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:49
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Huize Net141011 192.34.27.50
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:50
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LZ Netowrks LTD44509 192.34.27.51
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:51
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MercyCloud9886 192.34.27.52
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:52
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I am a bad actor LLC14570 192.34.27.53
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:53
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MrSheepNET LTD211323 192.34.27.54
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:54
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Layerbridge SRL3280 192.34.27.55
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:55
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Daniel Olewine211544 192.34.27.56
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:56
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fixmix Technologies Ltd211876 192.34.27.57
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:57
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OPTIX TRANSIT LTD209870 192.34.27.58
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:58
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FreeTransit.net212895 192.34.27.59
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:59
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WTW HIGHTECH COMPANY INC140984 192.34.27.60
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:60
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WebLink SRL211397 192.34.27.61
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:61
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Hertz135395 192.34.27.63
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:63
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ZoneTech Communications211272 192.34.27.65
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:65
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Akari Networks38136 192.34.27.67
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:67
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Yuuta Backbone142281 192.34.27.68
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:68
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Mail xPert GmbH210902 192.34.27.69
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:69
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Haonan Yang7719 192.34.27.70
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:70
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Zezhu Yu212034 192.34.27.71
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:71
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Christopher Munz-Michielin205096 192.34.27.73
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:73
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aaNetworks207036 192.34.27.74
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:74
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Cui, Jiacheng210872 192.34.27.75
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:75
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Wang Yongjin147028 192.34.27.76
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:76
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Whitehat Inc51999 192.34.27.77
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:77
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EDGYNET210481 192.34.27.78
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:78
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Guhyun Chung213163 192.34.27.79
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:79
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Hosting Studio59570 192.34.27.80
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:80
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Pacific Delta400307 192.34.27.81
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:81
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Cyprea Private Limited147039 192.34.27.82
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:82
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Syslevel SAS210354 192.34.27.84
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:84
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Edward Behling210836 192.34.27.85
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:85
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KDTD Net399992 192.34.27.86
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:86
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ODN Inc205648 192.34.27.87
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:87
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Everlife Networks131171 192.34.27.88
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:88
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Xin Zhao211571 192.34.27.89
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:89
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Jinze Yang205794 192.34.27.90
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:90
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Coconut Networks LTD213316 192.34.27.92
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:92
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TOHU Public Internet140731 192.34.27.91
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:91
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Zhiwensun203655 192.34.27.93
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:93
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Zero Distance LLC57406 192.34.27.94
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:94
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GHOSTEY LTD211877 192.34.27.95
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:95
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NaiveTomcat142280 192.34.27.96
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:96
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Ursin Filli202427 192.34.27.97
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:97
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John Mark Gabriel Caguicla200866 192.34.27.98
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:98
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Hosting Fuze41732 192.34.27.99
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:99
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David Andri Jakobsson209933 192.34.27.100
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:100
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UNLIMITED IS LIMITED57870 192.34.27.101
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:101
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Lots of Bits LTD205552 192.34.27.102
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:102
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We Move Bits LTD198862 192.34.27.103
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:103
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Speedy IP Services198789 192.34.27.104
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:104
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Huize LTD61302 192.34.27.106
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:106
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Speedy Bits LTD198740 192.34.27.107
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:107
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Wispeed LTD200174 192.34.27.108
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:108
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Access DG23181 192.34.27.109
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:109
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Kjartan Hrafnkelsson trading as KTT51019 192.34.27.110
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:110
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Mali Network203691 192.34.27.111
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:111
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Xentain Solutions Inc.15353 192.34.27.112
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:112
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April Internet Limited198077 192.34.27.113
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:113
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Putu Paundrayana Waringin200160 192.34.27.114
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:114
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Ssmidge LLC60900 192.34.27.115
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:115
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WLTCS LLC198585 192.34.27.116
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:116
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Nurohman203913 192.34.27.117
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:117
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Adita Tarkono Putra199762 192.34.27.118
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:118
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PT Atharva Telematika Persada47311 192.34.27.119
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:119
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Chengde TsingYao Network Technology Service Co., Ltd.58336 192.34.27.120
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:120
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Chengde TsingYao Network Technology Service Co., Ltd.210903 192.34.27.121
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:121
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Huicast Telecom Limited60539 192.34.27.122
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:122
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Shanghai Sunwen Advertising Co., Ltd49195 192.34.27.123
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:123
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Pinjia Zhao44324 192.34.27.124
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:124
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Cheng Yijia151674 192.34.27.125
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:125
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CaiHui Ning216243 192.34.27.126
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:126
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Hyper Group Network Ltd.216324 192.34.27.127
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:127
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Zezhu Yu212034 192.34.27.128
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:128
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WoodyNet Inc42 192.34.27.251
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:251
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Packet Clearing House Inc3856 192.34.27.250
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:250
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as112.net112 192.34.27.252
2602:ffb1:0200:0:192:34:27:252
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Backup Route Server65513192.34.27.2532602:ffb1:200:0:192:34:27:253Installed
Route Server65513192.34.27.2542602:ffb1:200:0:192:34:27:254Installed