Interconnection Track

Bevan Slattery bevan at
Mon Apr 17 13:03:36 UTC 2017

Hi!  Love the interconnection track.  Great stuff.  But I can't help but think limiting interconnection to the peering/IXP view seems to be looking at interconnection from the rear view mirror.

I just think that changing the track name from peering/IXP to "Interconnection" has the optionality to be a bit more looking forward.  Interconnection in the network world is becoming more sophisticated and important than just old school peering (hearing the gasps of horror from the Nanog peering cabal at that statement) ;)



> On 17 Apr 2017, at 9:52 pm, Mehmet Akcin <mehmet at> wrote:
> Thank you very much for sending privately and publicly an overwhelming
> number of suggestions. I do appreciate you taking time and writing things
> up in detail. I am doing my best with help of Greg H from PC to put these
> thoughts on paper.
> It looks like there is a great interest to make this track focusing on
> tooling and automation as well as introductions of new game changing ixps.
> I would like to invite all new IXPs to come and talk about what they offer
> (ie denver-ix)
> I also would like to invite any existing IXPs to announce price discounts
> to their services. This is the only update we will have time in this
> interconnection track. Unfortunately no graphs, other updates.
> Few questions, Seattle is beautiful in summer and I hope to have many of
> you in person in beautiful washington state, but for those who can't
> travel, should we record / live stream this session? (Historically we did
> keep peering track off the grid... i believe)
> Would it be interesting to focus on peering challenges globally or strictly
> focus on north america?
> Last but not least, If you have a tool you want to talk about in
> interconnection track that is directly involved with peering setup, etc.
> please do contact me offlist.
> Cheers! Looking forward to it.
>> On Sat, Apr 1, 2017 at 1:36 PM Mehmet Akcin <mehmet at> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> As promised few months ago publically I have volunteered to bring together
>> content to have Peering Track back to agenda. Now called "Interconnection
>> Track"
>> I would like to ask those who will attend, have attended in person in the
>> past or those who have organized similar events to chime in and help
>> suggest topics to cover in this 90 min session.
>> I must say, Interconnection Track has been a major part if NANOG for many
>> years. We have watched those who we consider as legends to discuss very
>> important topics there.
>> Please try to make your suggestion in order of importance for you as well
>> as from community.
>> I can try to do my best with help of few folks to bring this track back
>> but you can help make it even better so please take a moment and send me
>> your suggestions.
>> Thanks in advance!
>> Mehmet

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