(non-op) Calling Exchange Point Operators

A couple of people have expressed interest in an exchange-point BOF at NANOG 34 in Los Angeles. The BOF would include a few short presentations on topics of interest to exchange point operators, with time for more general comment and discussion.

The kinds of topics that have been suggested to me are exchange point support tools (provisioning automation, monitoring, etc), architecture, vendor selection and policy. This would be a meeting about operating exchange points, rather than a vehicle for trying to attract ISPs to connect to your exchange.

If there are exchange point operators here who are planning to go to LA in October, and to whom this sounds vaguely interesting, please drop me a note off-list with your thoughts.


(not wearing any particular hat, and speaking for himself)