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NANOG Meeting Presentation Abstract

Peering BOF XIV (Part 1)
Meeting: NANOG39
Date / Time: 2007-02-06 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room: Sheraton Hall E
Presenters: Speakers:

Bill Norton, Equinix

Bill Norton is Co-Founder and Chief Technical Liaison for Equinix. He focuses on research on large-scale interconnection and ISP peering, and in particular, scaling Internet operations using optical networking. Over the last eight years, Bill has published over a dozen industry white papers and presented his research in a variety of international forums. From 1987 to 1998, he served in several staff and managerial roles at Merit Network, directing national and international network research and operations activities and serving as NANOG coordinator. Bill received a B.A. in Computer Science and an M.B.A. from the Business School at the University of Michigan.
Christopher Quesada, Switch & Data.
Abstract: Peering BOF Agenda

Once again we will gather in the round to discuss and debate issues of relevance to the peering community. Peering vs. transit, peering contact information, capacity planning, transit purchase terms, international peering, and a historical view are all on the agenda during this double-slot NANOG Peering BOF session.

Transit Survey - Dan Golding - Tier 1 Research - 10 minutes
As an alternative to peering, it is helpful for the community to get a rough idea of the current market price for transit. As prices of transit drop, does it still make sense to peer away some of that traffic at the cost of transport and peering infrastructure? Dan has formatted a survey and has agreed to share the results with the group
at the next Peering BOF.

PeeringDB.com - TBD - 5 minutes
The community resource peeringdb.com is a repository for peering contact information to aid in establishing and maintaining peering relationships. Of course, a database of this kind is only as valuable as its information is valid, and contact information becomes stale very quickly. So rather than having each IX host this contact
information on their web site, and track or allow it to get out of date, peeringdb.com provides a single location for hosting this out of date information. This talk will provide an overview and walk through of the utility of the information.

100G ethernet status update -- Greg Hankins - Force 10 Networks - 10 minutes
As the next wave of Internet Video traffic enters the US Peering Ecosystem, it is critical to plan for the scaling of the underlying infrastructure. Current backbones consist of bundles of 10G transport links which are quickly growing to unmanageable levels. The AMS-IX is saying that 2009 is far too late for 100G to help with the growth of its switching fabric. The IEEE is exploring specifications for 100G ethernet, so this talk will describe the progress to date and project the date of delivery.

Open Peering is Dumb Discussion/Debate - 30 minutes
This controversial title highlights a couple schools of thought in this community. The term \"Open\" peer refers to a company that will peer unconditionally with anyone who asks. The term \"Selective\" peer refers to a company that will peer but only with some prerequisites satisfied (multi-location peering, traffic volume minimum, out:in
ratio maximum, etc.) This discussion/debate will explore the divide between these two philosophies.

Transit Purchase Parameter Rationality Discussion. Denver Maddux - LimeLight Networks - 20 minutes
Transit terms are rife with variables including commits, caps, reverse tiered burst pricing, etc. that some content heavy customers find onerous and problematic. The plea from one customer is to remove these terms and conditions from transit, and Denver will highlight what several of these terms signal to the marketplace. Of course, there are two sides to this discussion/debate, as transit providers need to manage their own backbone bandwidth, commits, ratios, 95th percentile tricks, etc.

International Peering Experiences - Sylvie LaPerrière - VSNL - 20 minutes
Even through the integration of TeleGlobe into VSNL over the past year, there has been great progress made expanding peering infrastructure into and throughout Asia. Sylvie will share with the group some of the challenges, surprises, trade offs, and observations from this recent experience.

A view of Peering from Past to Present - facilitated by Chris Quesada (Switch & Data) -- 45 minutes
The purpose of this mini-session is to bring together a panel of past and present peering coordinators to share their experiences in peering. Speakers will share their experiences on the following topics; Changes in Peering Geography, Challenges peering presents, and the Politics of Peering.

The topics will be address from both sides to show both past and present perspectives and perhaps lend creditability to old adage of \"history repeating it self\". Anybody who has ever wondered what it was like to peer in the \"Good Ole Days\" or just wants to hear how they do it now will be most welcome to attend. --
Panelists: TBD

Peering Personals - ALL
In the remaining time, we will open the floor to the peering coordinators to introduce themselves, their AS#, their peering policy, peering locations, what they look for in a peer, and why companies should want to peer with them. Details such as transit volumes, traffic ratios, email address, etc. may also be shared. As we break
for the evening, peering coordinators use this opportunity to meet interesting peers and hopefully establish additional peering sessions.
Files: pdfGreg Hankins Presentation(PDF)
Sponsors: None.

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