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Best Current Practice documents

LINX helps develop best practice - both in strictly technical areas inherent in the use and operation of the exchange and also in social-technical areas such as unsolicited email prevention, user privacy and liaison with law enforcement personnel.

LINX also ensures that best practice experience is shared and industry standards are improved. 

Below is an index of the best practices documents that LINX asks its members to comply with.

Route Aggregation

The purpose of this document is to describe the industry's collective opinion on a best practice framework to be used when evaluating a networks efficiency based on the number of route announcements from that network.

Combating UBE Version 2

The purpose of this BCP is to describe the industry's current collective opinion of the Best Practice in achieving minimising or eliminating the sending (or other use) of UBE.

Operating Mailing Lists

This document deals with the running of mailing lists of all types. It explains what policies and procedures are best current practice.

User Privacy v1.0

This document is intended to promote public understanding of user privacy & explain where there is currently consensus about what is best practice for ISPs when dealing with matters of privacy on and around the Internet.

Handling of Illegal Material

ISPs provide various services, some of which can be misused for the distribution of illegal material. This BCP addresses various issues on handling such material.


This document deals with the issues that arise when an action has occurred on the Internet and one wishes to answer the question "Who did this?"

Inter Peer Technical Resolution

This document intends to outline practices which can help resolve inter-peer issues.

Combating UBE Version 1 (Archived cancelled document)

This BCP lists a number of conditions that ISPs MUST impose upon their customers to prevent unsolicited bulk emails (UBE)

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