Here are some FAQs about Coloclue and its services, which can be seen as a brief interpretation of the bylaws of ColoClue (in Dutch). Each member must understand and endorse what is mentioned below.
If you have any questions around what’s written here, we’d like to hear that. If, for instance, there’s something in the FAQ that makes you think “Wow, Coloclue is dumb! If that’s true I don’t want to be a member!“, please send us an email through our contact form, because there’s a good chance there’s a misunderstanding.
Thanks for your interest!
Placing the machine
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Again, we’ll supply all the cables needed. You don’t have to bring anything, but you’re allowed to.
Configuring your machine
IP-addresses and domain names
Finally, we also offer a recursor. Even though as a member you should be able to run a service like that on your own machine, this is available as a backup name server reachable from all of Coloclue’s IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.
The club spirit
Of course it’s possible something occurs occasionally, we’ll then ask you to take action as quickly as possible to prevent further abuse. If we receive a lot of complaints about a particular machine, the association reserves the right to disconnect that machine from the network until the issues are resolved.
Coloclue is connected to Atom86, Fusix, TeliaSonera, Fiberring, True, and Level3. That’s quite the collection. They are the transit providers that send our routes to other destinations in the world. Atom86 also provides the primary connection between the two data centers and Fusix the secondary connection.
We are a member of the AMS-IX, the NL-IX, and Astroid where we peer with a lot of other parties. The most up-to-date list can be found here: https://github.com/coloclue/peering/blob/master/peers.yaml. This list is frequently read by our routers to build the correct BGP sessions.