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London Network Access Point
Location United Kingdom, London
Members187 as of November 2017[1]
Peak592.3 Gbit/s as of November 2017[2]
Peak in295.1 Gbit/s
Peak out297.2 Gbit/s

London Network Access Point (LONAP) is a London-based Internet exchange point (IXP) founded in 1997 as a membership organisation and currently has around 187 members,[1] making it the second largest IXP in the UK and around the 15th largest IXP in the world by membership. (Although current traffic levels make it around the 30th largest by bandwidth – see list of Internet exchange points by size.) LONAP currently operates an Arista Networks infrastructure with multiple 10 and 100 Gbit/s links between eight sites, specifically:[3]

LONAP hosts an instance of the F Root nameserver.[4]

As a membership-owned organisation, the exchange is owned by the networks which participate on it, who meet at an annual general meeting to vote for the board of directors, approve the budget and discuss the activity plan for the year. Membership is open to any organisation worldwide who operates a network and wishes to peer.

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  1. ^ a b "LONAP: Current Members". Retrieved 2017-04-15.
  2. ^ "LONAP: Bandwidth Statistics". Retrieved 2010-06-19.
  3. ^ "LONAP: London-based Internet Exchange Point". Retrieved 2009-05-05.
  4. ^ "ISC and LONAP install F-root Name Server in diverse London, UK location". Retrieved 2009-05-05.

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