LONAP

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London Network Access Point
Abbreviation LONAP
Founded 1997
Location  United Kingdom, London
Website www.lonap.net
Members 184 as of April 2017[1]
Peak 251 Gbits/s as of April 2017[2]

London Network Access Point (LONAP) is a London-based Internet exchange point (IXP) founded in 1997 as a membership organisation and currently has around 184 members,[1] making it the 2nd 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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