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22 February – 4 March 2021
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Peering Personals

Introduction

As APRICOT 2021 will be online, we will not be able to cater for Peering Personals "on demand" as we'd normally do at an in-person conference.

The APRICOT Programme Committee is asking all peering coordinators to submit their Peering Personals prior to APRICOT 2021 conference week so that their info can be include in a master slide-deck before the APRICOT Peering Forum starts. This is similar to the process we normally do, but completed a few days in advance.

On the day of the APRICOT Peering Forum, the session chairs will "give the floor" to each operator who has submitted their Peering Personal to give the introduction to their network.

Successful Peering Personals

All networks want to increase their peering. Providing information at a public forum on which locations they are present at, and their typical traffic profile, is the fastest and easiest way of reaching out to the whole community to seek new peers. This is simpler than approaching every single delegate in-person, or by email and so on, especially when the public forum is held solely on-line.

A Peering Personal is a 60 second introduction to the operator's network and their peering information. In the case of Internet Exchange Points, the Peering Personal would cover location(s), number of participants, and typical aggregate traffic.

The content of the Peering Personal presentation (a single slide is sufficient) is straightforward:

  • the network name
  • the AS number
  • the number of IPv4 and IPv6 prefixes
  • typical traffic levels
  • traffic profile (content/eyeballs/balanced)
  • traffic ratio (in/out/balanced)
  • peering policy (open/selective/closed)
  • PeeringDB entry
  • peering locations
  • contact information

The PeeringDB is a database created by the peering community and is where network operators publish information about their networks, data centres they are present at, and Internet Exchange Points they participate in.

The IXPDB is a database of IXPs where information is published about the locations, data centres, membership, and so on.

All network operators are recommended to have a PeeringDB entry. Likewise, all IXPs are recommended to have an IXPDB entry.

Submitting a Peering Personal for APRICOT 2021

All network operators participating at APRICOT 2021 are encouraged to submit a Peering Personal. The sooner submitted, the more likely the Programme Committee will be able to schedule the Peering Personal - please don't leave it until the last minute!

The slide template for the APRICOT 2021 Peering Personals is here.

Remember, only one slide is required.

Once the template has been completed, please submit it via the APRICOT 2021 paper submission system, selecting the Peering Personals option.

The APRICOT 2021 PC looks forward receiving Peering Personals from the community.

Submit Peering Personal