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Last Call for Participation: Peering BOF VI at NANOG

  • From: William B. Norton
  • Date: Fri Jan 24 15:13:47 2003

Several folks have asked me for a list of who is participating at the Peering BOF VI at NANOG. Here is a list of who I have so far:

Steve Schecter Net Access Corp AS8001
Chris Malayter TDS Telecom AS4181
Celeste Anderson USC/ISI AS226
Daniel Golding AOL/Time Warner AS1668
Shawn Solomon Indiana Telecom Net AS1767
Chris Caputo Altopia AS6456
Ingrid Erkman ICG AS2551
Matthew Ploessel ToneLink AS26322
Ren Nowlin SBC AS7132, 5673, 5676, ...
Patrick Gilmore Akamai AS12222
Louie Lee Equinix AS14609, 9989, 17819
Allison Feese BroadWing AS6395
Joe Provo RCN AS6079
Joe Klein Adelphia AS19548
Pete Kruckenberg Utah Educ Net AS210

We can take maybe 10 or so more Peering Coordinators. If you would like to participate, please fill out the form and send it to

For the BOF we'll have each Peering Coordinator stand up, introduce themselves, talk about their network, what they look for in a peer and why other ISPs/CPs should want to peer with them. On the screen behind them will be their contact info (Name,email,AS/Company Peering URL) along with answers to the questions about Peering Inclination (Content Heavy, Access Heavy, Open Peering vs. Multi-Site requirements, etc.) and Current/Planned Peering locations. This has proven to be a valuable way for Peering Coordinators to meet each other and make that initial contact for establishing peering. ( It is much easier when people recognize you from your 3-5 minutes of fame.)

Comments/Suggestions welcome.


Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 08:16:02 -0800
From: "William B. Norton" <>
Subject: Peering BOF VI at NANOG

Hi all -

If you are not a Peering Coordinator attending NANOG 27 then you needn't read any further.

The 6th Peering BOF at NANOG will be held Monday night and focuses on helping Peering Coordinators make contact with other Peering Coordinators using "Peering Personals." We solicit Peering Coordinators (via this e-mail), asking them to characterize their networks and peering policies in general ways ("content heavy" or "access (eyeball) -heavy," "Multiple Points Required" or "Will Peer anywhere," "Peering with Content OK," etc.). From the answers we will select a set of ISP Peering Coordinators to present a 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 this BOF, please fill out the following form and e-mail it to with Subject: Peering BOF VI .



Check each that applies:
___ We are an ISP (sell access to the Internet)
-- OR --
___ We are a Non-ISP (content company, etc.)
___ We are Content-Heavy
-- OR --
___ We are Access-Heavy
___ Peering with Content Players or Content Heavy ISPs is OK by us
___ We generally require peering in multiple locations
___ We will peer with anyone in any single location
___ 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
Current Peering Locations: _______________________
Planned (3-6 mos) Peering Locations: _______________________________

See you in Phoenix!


PS - This form is also on the NANOG web page at:

William B. Norton <> 650.315.8635
Co-Founder and Chief Technical Liaison Equinix, Inc.

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