Allowed traffic

To ensure normal operation, Equinix have set a list of restrictions on what kind of traffic is allowed on the fabric.

IP adressing


In the public VLAN, the member must use only the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses assigned by Equinix for its port. Using IP adress of other member or unassigned IP adress is strictly forbidden.

The public LAN prefix must not be announced in BGP.


Ethertypes


All frames forwarded must have one of the following Ethertypes:
- 0x0800 - IPv4
- 0x0806 - ARP
- 0x86dd - IPv6


MAC address


In the public VLAN, only one MAC address is allowed per port.


Ethernet framing


LLC/SNAP encapsulation (802.2) is not allowed.


Proxy ARP


Proxy ARP is not allowed.

Link-local traffic


Traffic for link-local protocols shall not be forwarded.

The following link-local protocols but are not limited to, are not allowed:
- IRDP
- ICMP redirects
- IEEE 802 Spanning Tree
- Vendor proprietary protocols. These include, but are not limited to:
 - Discovery protocols: CDP, EDP
 - VLAN/trunking protocols: VTP, DTP
- Interior routing protocol broadcasts (e.g. OSPF, ISIS, IGRP, EIGRP)
- BOOTP/DHCP
- PIM-SM
- PIM-DM
- DVMRP
- ICMPv6 ND-RA
- UDLD
- L2 Keepalives

The following link-local protocols are exceptions and are allowed:
- ARP
- IPv6 ND


Unicast/Multicast/Broadcast


Only unicast traffic is allowed.

Frames forwarded must not be addressed to a multicast or broadcast MAC destination address except as follows:
- broadcast ARP packets
- multicast ICMPv6 Neighbour Discovery packets. This DOES NOT include Router Discovery packets


Routing


All routes exchange must be done by using BGP4+ protocol.