Making interconnection agreements between networks more dynamic

Aaron Gould aaron1 at
Wed May 24 14:25:36 UTC 2017

Sdn/nfv for the physical layer... c'mon man, don't you know we are going to
have virtual-fiber too , LOL , jk of course


-----Original Message-----
From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at] On Behalf Of Keith Medcalf
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 5:52 PM
To: nanog at
Subject: RE: Making interconnection agreements between networks more dynamic

> > This sounds something like the MEF Third Network type stuff.... I 
> > mean the ability to setup connection dynamically across network 
> > boundaries on-the-fly, via an ordering system... that has always 
> > sounded awesome to me... and I've wondered how we could actually get
there one day.
> to me, this was the dream of optical switching and gmpls (which is not
> mpls)

And, pray tell, what is the use of me setting up "peering" between myself
and a network on the other side of the world when the data still has to flow
over the same connections, merely encapsulated inside a tunnel?  Reminds me
of the old days when you could directly connect "Chicago" to "Denver" using
a direct connection over a PVC that was routed Chicago -> New York -> Miami
-> Los Angeles -> Denver.  Sure, it looks like a direct connection, but ...

Or will this magical interface also deploy robots to build the physical

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