Connect Working Group Minutes RIPE 74

Wednesday 10 May 2017, 11:00-12:30
WG co-Chairs: Remco van Mook, Florence Lavroff
Scribe: Rumy Spratley-Kanis

1. Introduction + Agenda Presentation

Remco opened the session and presented the agenda.

There were no comments about the previous minutes.

2. IXP-Tools Code Sprint and Eyeball-Jedi - Vesna Manojlovic (RIPE NCC), Petros Gigis (RIPE NCC/FORTH)

The presentation is available at:
https://ripe74.ripe.net/presentations/95-ixp-tools-code-sprint-report-ripe74-connect-wg.pdf

There were no questions.

3. IXP Database and Tools - Bijal Sanghani, Euro-IX

The presentation is available at:
https://ripe74.ripe.net/presentations/6-ixpdb-tools-ripe74.pdf

There were no questions.

4. ARouteServer - IXP Automation Made Easy
(recorded with live Q&A) - Pier Carlo Chiodi

The presentation is available at:
https://ripe74.ripe.net/presentations/22-RIPE74-ARouteServer.pdf

There were no questions.

5. Latest Trends in DC - Christian Urricariet, Finisar

The presentation is available at:
https://ripe74.ripe.net/presentations/92-Urricariet-RIPE74-DataCenter-Optics_RevE.pdf

Nick Hilliard (INEX) asked if Christian could give some insight into the supply chain problems that are causing the shortages of the 100G transceivers.

Christian explained that the current shortages in the industry have to do with single mode and manufacturing capacity. End users did not correctly forecast the optics they needed, in some cases didn't foresee the demand, and in some other cases they were counting on technologies that were promised by startups. So they had to go back to CWDM4.

Alex Saroyan (XCloud Networks) asked about break cables in single mode, which seem to be unavailable, and asked if there is any chance to see them in the future.

Christian replied that they are not as common as using transceiver and separate path or an active optical cable, multi mode is more common.

Tom Hill (Bytemark Limited) mentioned this sounds like a nice alternative to SL4, and asked whether it will be as cheap as SR4 or whether it would be a premium option.

Christian replied that price can be discussed privately, but that yes, there would be a small premium in the same order of magnitude as SR4, but the saving in the infrastructure itself would offset that, because legacy fibre can be used.

6. BGP Shutdown Communication
Job Snijders, NTT

The presentation is available at:
https://ripe74.ripe.net/presentations/65-Job_Snijders_RIPE74_BGP_Shutdown_Communication.pdf

Nathan Owens (Amazon Web Services) asked if Job had any thoughts around suggesting a standard format for the communication of certain events.

Job replied that BGP shutdown communication is free form, and that currently there is no mechanism to communicate anything that resembles a structured message. Hopefully in the years to come a standard will be developed.

Matthew Moyle-Croft (Amazon Web Services) commented that what was probably on everyone's mind was whether or not there was a de-peering policy.

7. New Way of DDoS Mitigation in IXPs- Zbynek Pospichal, NIX.CZ

The presentation is available at:
https://ripe74.ripe.net/presentations/68-ixp-ddos-ripe.pdf

There were no questions.

8. IXP Roman-IX - Will van Gulik

The presentation is available at:
https://ripe74.ripe.net/presentations/36-RomandIX_at_Ripe74-Will_van_Gulik.pdf

There were no questions.

9. Asteroids - Nurani Nimpuno, Andy Davidson

The presentation is available at:
https://ripe74.ripe.net/presentations/94-Asteroids-RIPE74-Nimpuno.pdf

There were no questions.

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