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RE: Survey: Peering Staffing Levels

  • From: Deepak Jain
  • Date: Thu Jun 13 04:36:29 2002

Even with large providers, if you peer with them, you generally know the
peering coordinator by name.

In some cases, you know their assistant by email. :)

Deepak Jain

-----Original Message-----
From: []On Behalf Of
Andy Dills
Sent: Wednesday, June 12, 2002 4:47 PM
To: Dwight Ernest
Subject: Re: Survey: Peering Staffing Levels

On Wed, 12 Jun 2002, Dwight Ernest wrote:

> I'm interested in getting some idea of the level of staffing provided by
> NSPs and ISPs in their peering departments. In fact, I've been asked by
> my management to provide as much info about such levels as possible,
> without a need to disclose the identity of any responding company.

Forgive me if I'm just used to small companies, but why would you really
need more than one full time person (with an assistant possibly) in your
peering department?

Sure, the job requires a very specific skill set (something along the
lines of an engineer with an MBA), but the day-to-day interactions and
changes regarding peering would seem to be minimal. In fact, my impression
seems to be that you don't really need anybody on staff to not return
emails to peering@, which is seemingly how most providers deal with it. :)

Note: I have absolutely no experience or data to base my assumptions on,
so don't slap me too hard.


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