Hear about our adventure setting up the [Labitat Internet Exchange (LabIX)](https://ix.labitat.dk/) in Copenhagen.
Many nice FOSS tools for network routing exist, but we found that technical details on IXPs are not as easily searchable and available as one would like.
We will show how PeeringDB and a route server ([AS60247](https://as60247.peeringdb.com/)) help connecting our peers and which BGP filtering strategies we use. Hardware and server housing are of course, also needed in order to physically connect your peering clients.
There is also the administrative part: you would need an Autonomous System Number (ASN) in order to do real networking routing, but how do you find a friendly sponsoring Local Internet Registry (LIR) to get a hold of IP resources? And what about the RIPE database entries? Which do we need?