Peering Personals at Peering BOF XV at NANOG 40 in Bellevue

William B. Norton at
Mon Jun 4 00:14:51 UTC 2007

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We have some time at this Peering BOF XV for some Peering Coordinator
introductions. This is
a chance for Peering Coordinators to introduce themselves to the group
before we break for beers.

How does this work? We solicit Peering Coordinators (with this note), asking
them to characterize
 their networks and peering policies in general ways ("content heavy" or
"access (eyeball) -heavy,"
"Open" vs. "Selective" vs. "Restrictive" policies etc.).

>From the answers we will select a set of ISP Peering Coordinators to share a
short (2-3 minute)
description of their network, what they look for in a peer, etc., allowing
the audience to put a face
with the name of the ISP. At the end of the Peering BOF, Peering
Coordinators will have time to
speak with Peering Coordinators of ISPs they seek to interconnect with. The
expectation is
that these interactions will lead to the Peering Negotiations stage, the
first step towards a more
fully meshed and therefore resilient Internet.

If you are a Peering Coordinator and wish to participate in the Peering
Personals section of the Peering BOF,

please reply to me (privately) with the answers the following 8 questions:

1) Name: ____________________
2) Title: ___________________
3) Company: _________________
4) AS#: _____________________

5) Check which one best applies:
___ We are an ISP (sell access to the Internet)
___ We are a Non-ISP (content company, etc.)

___ We are Content-Heavy
___ We are Access-Heavy

6) Check whichever ones apply:

___ We are an "Open" peer (The answer to peering requests is YES)

___ We are a "Selective" peer (The answer to peering requests is YES
but we may have a few 'objective and meetable' pre-requisites such as
"three geographically diverse locations with 10Mbps on each coast")

___ We are a "Restrictive" peer (The answer to peering requests is generally NO)

___ We have huge volumes of traffic (lots of users and/or lots of content)
	(huge: > 1 Gbps total outbound traffic to peers and transit providers)
___ We have a global network
___ We require Contracts for Peering

7) Current Peering Locations: _______________________

8) Planned (3-6 mos) Peering Locations: _______________________________


// William B. Norton <wbn at>
// Co-Founder and Chief Technical Liaison, Equinix
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