Internet Exchange Point

IPv6 Peering

LONAP members can exchange IPv4 and IPv6 traffic on their LONAP ports.

Members can caclulate their own peering addresses, as LONAP use a schema to assign v6 peering addresses 2001:7f8:17::ASNHEX:RTR/64, where ASNHEX is your AS Number represented in hexadecimal, and RTR is a counter (your first router is :1, your second is :2, etc).

For example: AS 8330 in hex is 208A. The IPv6 address would be: 2001:7f8:17::208a:RTR/64

Members with 32 bit AS numbers should use the next nibble to the left in the IPv6 address, for example, AS 223456 in hex is 368E0. The IPv6 address would be: 2001:7f8:17::3:68e0:RTR/64

Please ensure that you have disabled IPv6 Router Solicitation on your port which faces LONAP. You must only use BGP for prefix-exchange on LONAP.

Once you have configured your IPv6 peering address, please contact LONAP Support, as you should then turn up an IPv6 collector session. Our Route Servers also support IPv6.


Prior to 2008, LONAP members had to take a multi-VLAN port, or multiple ports, in order to peer IPv4 and IPv6, as VLAN 4 was only used for IPv4 peering, and all IPv6 peering occurred with VLAN 6.

In 2008, LONAP consulted members on running a dual-stack peering VLAN, and members signalled strong preference for this. All public peering now takes place in a single VLAN.