We’re Hiring!

We’re hiring! (But do not reply to this post to apply! Follow the instructions.)

Hurricane Electric is always looking for new employees who are the “right fit”  for our unique company in Fremont, California.

Note:  We don’t want “remote workers”; we don’t pay for relocation; we don’t sponsor work visas; we don’t use interns. Continue reading

Now Hiring: Network Engineer

 Now Hiring: Network Engineer


Location: South Bay Area – Fremont, California

[Update, December 2015: Yes, we are still hiring!]

Hurricane Electric seeks a network engineer to join our Operations team in operating and expanding our global Internet backbone.

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New POPs in New York, Chicago, and Reston

Hurricane Electric continues to expand our network, by adding three new Points of Presence (POPs) in three CoreSite data centers:

  • New York City, NY – CoreSite NY1, 32 Avenue of the Americas
  • Chicago, IL – CoreSite CH1, 427 S. LaSalle
  • Reston, VA – CoreSite VA1, 12100 Sunrise Valley Dr

We now have five POPs in New York City, three POPs in Chicago, and two POPs near Washington, DC (Ashburn and Reston, VA).


Hurricane Electric Adds 17 More POPs

Over the past seven months, we’ve added 17 new network POPs (Points of Presence):

  • Telvent in Barcelona, Spain (December 5)
  • Telecity AMS2 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (December 3)
  • Global Switch in Singapore (November 17)
  • Equinix in Frankfurt, Germany (November 13)
  • Interxion in Dusseldorf, Germany (November 10)
  • Global Connect in Hamburg, Germany (November 6)
  • Digital Realty,  210 Tucker and 900 Walnut in St. Louis, Missouri (November 3)
  • Colo Atl, 55 Marietta in Atlanta, Georgia (September 24)
  • Telecity Kilcarbery Park, Dublin, Ireland (DUB1) (September 18)
  • Digital Realty’s 365 Main in San Francisco, California (August 25);
  • Equinix in Hong Kong, China  (August 18);
  • Equinix MU1 in Munich, Germany (August 11);
  • Nebraska Colocation Centers (NCC) in Omaha, Nebraska (August 4);
  • DC74 Data Center in Charlotte, North Carolina (July 30);
  • Markley/One Summer Street in Boston, Massachusetts (June 3); and
  • SFR Netcenter data center in Marseille, France (May 6).

At all locations, we offer 100Base-T, Gigabit Ethernet,  10GE, and 100Gbps service.

Call 510-580-4190 or email sales@he.net for more information.

For our complete Network Map, click here: he.net__Hurricane_Electric_Geographic_Network_Map Also, don’t forget to follow us on:


New: Free HE.net Network Tools App for iOS and Android

We’ve just released a free HE.net Network Tools mobile app for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.

This app brings a range of networking tools to mobile devices in a single app, available free through Apple’s AppStore and Google Play.

The HE.net Network Tools app includes the following functions:

  • Interface Information: Get information regarding your device’s current network state.
  • ARP / NDP: Lookup local devices found on your network using either ARP (IPv4) or NDP (IPv6).
  • DNS lookup: Search for a server’s DNS zone records such as SOA, NS, A, AAAA, MX, TXT, and rDNS.
  • IP Calculator: Calculate the Netmask, Wildcard, Network, Host range, and Broadcast for a given subnet.
  • Ping: Send ICMP packets to a single IPv4/v6 address.
  • Ping Sweep: Send ICMP packets to an entire subnet range.
  • Traceroute: Find the route packets take to reach your destination.
  • Progressive Traceroute: Get detailed statistics for a given route.
  • TCP Port Scan: Scan a list of custom or pre-defined TCP ports on any server.
  • Whois: Get information regarding domain registration.

No Ads!  There are no advertising banners or links in the app!

For more information, see:

You can also see a short preview of the mobile app on YouTube, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dIOm4w8qJM 

We’ve also added a section on our forums.he.net web site for questions & discussions about the HE.net Network Tools mobile app.


Images: menu screens for iPhone (left) and Android (right) 

he-net-tools-iphone-main        he-net-tools-android-menu


Hurricane Electric Adds 12 New POPs

Over the past eight months, we’ve added POPs (points of presence) in 12 additional locations:

  • Neutral Path facility at Center Plaza, 220 South Broadway, Rochester, MN (May 24, 2013)
  • Interxion facility in Madrid, Spain (June 24, 2013)
  • Interxion facility in Ballerup, Copenhagen, Denmark (July 1, 2013)
  • Telx data center at 111 8th Ave. in New York City (now 5 NYC locations) (July 8, 2013)
  • DataHive data center at 840 7th Ave in Calgary, Alberta, Canada (July 10, 2013)
  • Global Service Center, 167 Lombard Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (July 12, 2013)
  • CE Colo Victor Hugo 1 in Budapest, Hungary (July 26, 2013)
  • NXDATA-1 in Bucharest, Romania (July 29, 2013)
  • Telx data center at 350 East Cermak, in Chicago (now 2 Chicago locations) (July 30, 2013)
  • Telepoint colocation facility in Sofia, Bulgaria (August 5, 2013)
  • Telecity’s Harbor Exchange colocation facility in London, England (now 2 London locations) (November 13, 2013)
  • Telx data center at 200 Paul Ave. in San Francisco (December 11, 2013)

Click here to see our complete Network Map.

We’ve also added service through these additional Internet Exchange Points:

  • COPHIX (the Copenhagen Internet Exchange) and DIX (the Danish Internet Exchange Point) (July 19, 2013)
  • YYCIX internet exchange point in Calgary, Alberta (July 24, 2013)
  • Manitoba Internet Exchange point (MBIX) in Winnipeg, Manitoba (July 25, 2013)
  • Budapest Internet Exchange point (bix.hu) (August 7, 2013)
  • Six Eastern European IXPs, in Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria: Budapest Internet Exchange (BIX), Balkan Internet Exchange (B-IX), Bulgarian Internet Exchange (BIX.BG), InterLAN Exchange, NetIX and the Romanian Network Internet Exchange (RoNIX). (November 22, 2013)
  • BBIX Internet Exchange in Tokyo

Click here to see a list of all Internet Exchange Points where we offer service. Click here for a visual directory of our POPs.

HE.net has also added a direct fiber connection from Winnipeg to Minneapolis. This increases our network’s redundancy and resiliency, while reducing latency between central Canada and the central USA.  (We’ve also corrected our Network Map to include several routes that were accidentally omitted.)

Interview with the 5000th IPv6 Sage

Last week, Hurricane Electric was happy to accredit the 5000th IPv6 Sage. We have long anticipated reaching this milestone, and given that Sages currently represent 104 countries around the world, we were curious to see who the 5000th Sage was and which country he/she was from.

Without further ado, it is our pleasure to introduce you to Daniel Harzenmoser, the 5000th person to achieve the rank of Sage at Hurricane Electric IPv6 certification. Daniel hails from Switzerland, a fact which shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. Switzerland ranks 9th among other European countries for IPv6 Sages and 13th worldwide with 93 total Sages.

A few days back, Hurricane Electric had a chance to catch up with the 5000th Sage and ask him some questions. Here’s what Daniel had to say about the certification.

Hurricane Electric (HE): Congratulations on getting to Sage and thank you for agreeing to answer a few questions.
Daniel Harzenmoser (DH): I will try to answer them. It was a lot of effort for me to achieve the Sage level, so why shouldn’t I answer a few more questions? 🙂

HE: Why did you start thinking about IPv6?
DH: I was already thinking about IPv6 some years ago, when it became obvious that IPv4 address space would run out in due course.

HE: How did you hear about Hurricane Electric’s IPv6 Certification?
DH: A friend of mine told me about June 6th, the day of IPv6 World Launch, and that HE’s certification achievement gets you an IPv6 t-shirt.

HE: How much time did it take you to complete the certification?
DH: About 8 hours over 2-3 weeks’ time.

HE: Did you need to use any other resources from Hurricane Electric to complete the certification?
DH: Yes, the free DNS and the IPv6 Tunnel Broker.

HE: Do you know any other IPv6 Sages?
DH: Good question… Just the friend who told me about the t-shirt and IPv6 World Launch.

HE: What advice would you give to someone starting out with IPv6?
DH: Patience, perseverance, and an appropriate router (and any accompanying software).

HE: Would you recommend the certification to friends/colleagues?
DH: Of course!

HE: What is your next challenge/lesson/certification to take on?
DH: Swiss “Amateur Funklizenz” to be capable of further experiments in data communications.

HE: What could we change, add, or take out of the IPv6 certification?
DH: Leave it as it is … it is almost perfect.

HE: Do you have any favorite networking/geek jokes to share with us?
DH: “Unix is user-friendly, it’s just picky about its friends.”

A big thank you to Daniel Harzenmoser for chatting with us about the certification. For those of you who haven’t yet reached Sage or who have friends and colleagues who might be interested, we hope Daniel’s story motivates you to try the IPv6 certification. We wish you all good luck and we look forward to accrediting the next 5000 IPv6 Sages.