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Peering BOF X Detailed Agenda
Hi all - I'm happy to announce the 10th NANOG Peering BOF will be held in Los Angeles from 14:00 to 15:30 on Monday. We have a *very* full Peering BOF agenda: 14:00 Introduction / Welcome - William B. Norton (Equinix) 14:05 Ad Hoc Transit Survey - all Since the Peering vs. Transit issue contains a financial component, we will employ an anonymous straw poll of wholesale transit prices and do a quick Peering Breakeven Point calculation by the end of the BOF. 14:10 Peeringdb.com - Richard Steenbergen (nLayer) The peeringdb attempts to solve two related Peering Coordinator Community problems - first, one of the most difficult problems is finding out who to talk to about peering in the target ISP company. Second, IXes have had a very difficult time populating and maintaining peering contact information for its populations. Richard has volunteered and set up a central database of peering contact information for the Peering Coordinator Community and he will share some stats and encourage folks to register their peering information. 14:15 Good Peers / Good Customers - Peter Cohen (Telia) Are all peers created equal? Should an ISP prefer some customers over others based on their traffic patterns? Peter will share some insights into these questions. 14:30 Unified Peering Forum - Josh Snowhorn (Terramark) Josh will share updates regarding the combined peering forum initiative, intended to reduce Peering Coordinator travel expenses and maximize the chances for peering coordinators to meet each other. In the last few years, the number of peering forums grew, and the Peering Coordinator Community attending these various forums to some degree fractured, reducing the benefits to the community. This initiative seeks to, among other things, pull together the community to fewer, open and jointly run forums. 14:40 The Great Debate on Peering Ratios : Important Metric or Dinosaur PreReq of a Bygone Era - Peter Cohen vs. Richard Steenbergen One challenge the Peering Coordinator Community faces (besides making contact and working within financial constraints discussed earlier) is meeting the peering requirements of the large traffic potential peers. There are some peers that believe peering ratios help them scrutinize where to most fairly expend their engineering resources, and ratios are one way to determine the balance of benefits between the potential peers. The other view is that there is no valid technical reason to use ratios are a filter for potential peers. A: Opening Statement - Peering Ratios are a valuable metric B: Opening Statement - Peering Ratios have no technical merit for screening potential peers A: Attack B / Defend A position B: Attack A / Defend B position A: Closing Statement B: Closing Statement Audience Vote: Which side made the more compelling case? Audience Engages Debaters: A chance for the audience to ask questions and make points NOT made during the debate, or to help reinforce points not made strongly enough during the debate. Secondary Audience Vote - did the audience view change? With the advantage of the audience points and followup discussion, which side made the more compelling case? 15:20 Peering Personals - all We have a few minutes for those who travelled a great distance to introduce themselves to the Peering Coordinator Community as we break for coffee and cookies. If you would like to introduce yourself to the Peering Coordinator Community, please send a note to email@example.com BEFORE MONDAY including: Name: email: Company: AS#: Three things the Peering Coordinator Community should know about peering with you: 1) 2) 3) These three things will help me select who gets stage time in case there are more people than time, and please make sure you speak with me before the BOF so we can seat you up front in the interests of time.