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Question 1: An Internet exchange point (IX or IXP) is a physical infrastructure through which Internet service providers (ISPs) exchange ________ traffic between their networks (autonomous systems).
E-mailInternet Relay ChatInternetWorld Wide Web

Question 2: Prior to the existence of switches, IXPs typically utilized FOIRL hubs or FDDI rings, migrating to ________ and FDDI switches as those became available in 1993 and 1994.
EthernetEthernet physical layerToken ringMedia Access Control

Question 3: A typical IXP consists of one or more ________, to which each of the participating ISPs connect.
Media Access ControlNetwork switchSpanning tree protocolEthernet

Question 4: Furthermore, the increased number of paths learned through the IXP improves routing efficiency and ________.
Fault-tolerant systemFailure transparencyRedundancy (engineering)Fault-tolerant design

Question 5: Internet traffic exchange between two participants on an IXP is facilitated by ________ routing configurations between them.
IPv6Border Gateway ProtocolIPsecOpen Shortest Path First

Question 6: The technical and business logistics of traffic exchange between ISPs is governed by mutual ________ agreements.
Cogent CommunicationsTier 1 networkPeeringSwitch and Data







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