Open Peers at PAIX

William B. Norton wbn at
Tue Jul 10 05:36:02 UTC 2001

One thing I want to add to this thread for ISP Peering Coordinators is a 
plug for the Peering Contact Database (PCD).

The Peering Contact Database is a directory of ISP Peering Coordinators 
that started at the 1st Peering BOF at NANOG 17 in Montreal. See slides at  Peering Coordinators that toss 
in their business cards (or virtually provide their contact info) get added 
to the PCD and as a side effect get a copy of the Peering Contact Database 
about every 6 weeks.

The intent is to help folks (and there are a lot of them) that need to get 
peering contact information to initiate the process. During the my peering 
research getting this initial contact information turned out to be a real 
challenge. I would also point out that this is a small community service 
project that is not affiliated with my work at Equinix.

If (and only if) you are an ISP Peering Coordinator and would like to 
participate, please send e-mail to wbn at and I'll return a copy 
of the PCD template to fill out.

Thanks and hope this helps!


At 04:03 PM 6/28/2001 -0400, Richard A. Steenbergen wrote:

> > come on richard... you know that Exodus has an open peering policy... :)

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