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Re: Network for Sale

  • From: Jay
  • Date: Tue Feb 20 01:50:35 2001



I believe the "NAP Detection" algorithms are proprietary (I'll have to
check with our VP of Software Devel to be sure). I do know for sure,
however, that we do not just use a static table.

Regardless of the architecture of a NAP (or any of the connections
therein), the act of traffic simply going through a NAP does not always
mean that's a bad route. Many (most) of the NAPs are overloaded, sure, but
what really matters is latency, packet loss, etc... If a NAP route has the
highest performance (hey, it's possible :) then it's a good route. Many
times this may not be the case, but it's possible.

~Jay



On Tue, 20 Feb 2001, Daniel L. Golding wrote:

>
> Hmmm.
>
> How do you figure out when you have crossed a NAP? Hard-coded table of
> exchange point IP blocks? That will work for the larger NAPs, but wouldn't
> necesarily detect passing over a peering switch in a PAIX or Equinix
> facility (unless they are all in your table...) Munging reverse DNS? :)
>
> Of course, treating all NAPs the same is tricky business. FDDI, ATM, Gig
> Ethernet, etc, are far different animals. Most of the conventional wisdom
> surrounding public peering came to light during the heyday of the FDDI
> NAPs.
>
> Daniel Golding                           NetRail,Inc.
> "Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness"
>
> On Mon, 19 Feb 2001, Jay wrote:
>
> >
> > On Mon, 19 Feb 2001, Troy Corbin wrote:
> >
> > > late-nite call to the Opnix NOClet on duty to find out why a certain
> > > netblock was unable to connect to the Opnix webserver(s) received the
> > > response "Are you a customer? I dont recognize your voice..." How does
> >
> >
> > I've never heard of that one. Likewise, that's a crappy response. I'll
> > forward this to our NOC Manager and CTO. Nobody's perfect, but the reply
> > you got is totally unacceptable. I can assure you we don't handle calls
> > based on voice recognition. :)
> >
> >
> > > On a semi-technical front, what are you using to monitor RTT and how do
> >
> >
> > All of our tools/systems/protocols/etc... are proprietary, but just from
> > the RTT perspective, traceroute or ping can give you a very basic RTT
> > measurement.
> >
> > Speaking of tools, we're releasing an open source utility called "OpRoute"
> > at the end of this month. The tool works something like traceroute, but it
> > also reports # of NAPs, AS hops, layer 3 hops, latency, packet loss,
> > etc... It also gives you the option to show a side-by-side compariason of
> > those statistics (from "a" to "z") on your network versus another outside
> > network.
> >
> > Anyway, this is coming out (with source code) at the end of the month --
> > if interested, I'll post a notice to this list when its released.
> >
> >
> > > you switch to new paths when you see that a current path is
> > > congested/latent/etc? How do you adapt to changes without thrashing, and
> > > how do you handle multi-homed customers, particularily those that are
> >
> >
> > "Thrashing" routes is a concern. We have to throttle-back our
> > optimizations and have put in some algorithms for dealing with this. The
> > actual process of changing the route we do with proprietary protocols
> > in-house.
> >
> > As for multihomed customers, that gets me into a whole new area... I don't
> > know if this list would care to hear the entire bit, so I'll just hit the
> > basics. If anyone wants more information, just email me off-list. Anyway,
> > our current product (bandwidth) is being augmented by a new product
> > (called IRIS) that goes into beta in April. IRIS is basically a
> > client-side version of the routing intelligence technologies which
> > interoperates with our core. IRIS is specifically for diverse networks
> > (multihomed or otherwise) -- no matter if they're using the Opnix
> > bandwidth product or not.
> >
> >
> > > multihomed to multiple Opnix PNAPS^H^H^H^(oops, wrong marketing hype
> > > engine enabled)POPS?
> >
> >
> > Heh, you can never keep the marketing department under control. :)
> >
> > ~Jay
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > > -troy
> > >
> > > On Mon, 19 Feb 2001, Jay wrote:
> > >
> > > >
> > > > On Mon, 19 Feb 2001, Majdi S. Abbas wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > 	Particularly amusing is:
> > > > >
> > > > > 	http://www.opnix.net/whatwedo/performance.shtml
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > If you have any questions about our route intelligence technologies (the
> > > > above link talks about that a bit) or how it relates-to /
> > > > interoperates-with BGP4, please feel free to ask me. I'd be happy to
> > > > answer any questions. :)
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > 	--msa
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > ~Jay
> > > >
> > > > ..                                                ..
> > > > .. Jay Jacobson           Chief Executive Officer ..
> > > > .. Opnix, Inc.                   http://opnix.com ..
> > > > ..                                                ..
> > > > ..        Innovating Internet Intelligence        ..
> > > > ..                                                ..
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> > --
> > ~Jay
> >
> > ..                                                ..
> > .. Jay Jacobson           Chief Executive Officer ..
> > .. Opnix, Inc.                   http://opnix.com ..
> > ..                                                ..
> > ..        Innovating Internet Intelligence        ..
> > ..                                                ..
> >
> >
> >
>
>

-- 
~Jay

..                                                ..
.. Jay Jacobson           Chief Executive Officer ..
.. Opnix, Inc.                   http://opnix.com ..
..                                                ..
..        Innovating Internet Intelligence        ..
..                                                ..







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