Re: Services Operations WG
- Date: Thu, 13 Jan 94 12:51:19 +0100
Havard Eidnes writes:
> I would guess that in the latter point the emphasis is also on basic
> network infrastructure, as we currently know it in the IP world (lines,
> network layer infrastructure, routing, addressing, possibly DNS etc.)
Indeed. The EEPG ToR intends to describe activities in the area of
coordination of basic network services. As pointed out this includes
e.g operational coordination of basic network application services
such as DNS. MBONE operational coordination in Europe is another
issue that will be on the agenda for the Amsterdam EEPG meeting.
Ran Atkinson writes:
> Only "service providers" may participate in IEPG. All others, including
> campus-level or corporate network operations people are excluded. It
> is not fully open in the sense that anyone may participate. For example,
> the NRL Network Operations folks (who manage a large network with sites in
> 3-4 different US states) cannot participate.
Some aspects of the operational coordination process:
Major players have to be around the table to make any decision or
recommendation coming from this group having any effect within its
area of interest.
Areas to be covered to be represented by people having some
knowhow here to avoid inadequate decisions or recommendations.
Major players within the area of interest shall have a good chance
of reaching decisions and recommendations within a reasonable
timeframe. (Having e.g the urgent BGP-4 deployment coordination in
Now, depending on level and focus, various people will participate.
We have to be pragmatic in participation here to make above aspects
possible. The regional branches of the IEPG will naturally be more
focused on coordinational problems within its region. The intention
is, as I see this, not to be formally open or closed but to maintain
and improve Internet basic services via a successful coordination