Are you really a cabal?
No. We started calling ourselves a cabal in jest, and the name stuck. We also call ourselves the Oligarchs of Aisle Six, but that’s obviously not true either.
Are you trying to compete with other Internet Exchanges in the Bay Area?
No. If you’re looking to join a local IX with a valuable mix of major members, we strongly encourage you to join SFMIX. We’re more or less just a group of network engineers trying to avoid our cross connect fees going quadratic. If you’re a network with zero budget for ports on Internet Exchanges, then you’re likely a good candidate for the Cabal.
Can I join FCIX?
Sure. See the connect page.
My network isn’t in Hurricane Electric FMT2; can I still join?
No? Well, technically yes, but I really don’t understand why you’d want to spend all the money to get transport into the build just to join the cabal.
What’s the Monthly Recurring Cost for joining FCIX?
$0/mo for 1x1Gbps, double that for anything faster.
Don’t worry; we take our level of service at these prices very seriously, and will always make sure to refund port fees for any outages suffered on the FCIX.
Do you even really have anything faster than 1G?
Well… Look, we’re running on a Cisco 6506. Our 10G ports are literally running XENPAKs, so needless to say, 10G ports are in short supply. Let’s start on a 1G port and we can go from there.
How do you pronounce FCIX?
It isn’t polite.
Why are you using a private ASN for an IX?
Because FCIX was founded to save some amateurs some money, so paying for an ASN kind of goes against that objective. Do you have a spare ASN you’re not using?
Why are you using AMPRnet IPv4 space?
Because we all have amateur radio licenses, and we had this /24 left over from a previous project. Do you have a spare /24 you’re not using?