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Be Ready for Google’s New Peering Requirements

Aug 05, 2019, by Steven Wallace
Tags: Advanced Networking, Internet2 Network, Network Infrastructure, Recent Posts, Security

The rules for interconnecting networks that form the global Internet are changing in ways that impact the Internet2 community.

Internet2 is hosting a Q&A session, with advisors from the community and Internet2 staff, to address questions and comments related to new requirements to document routing policies via IRRs. Internet2 staff will provide an introduction to the topic during the first 15 minutes. 
Mark your calendar for this important webinar (connection details below): Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 3pm ET | 12pm PT

Without important action, new rules from network operators such as Google and Hurricane Electric, will significantly reduce efficiencies members receive for their investments in Internet2's peering service--I2PX (formerly TR-CPS).

Without action by campuses and regional networks these new rules will cause more traffic to be forced onto commercial internet links, potentially leading to higher internet costs. The changes are being implemented now, through the end of the year.

Internet2 is preparing a short-term fix to mitigate the adverse effect on I2PX efficiency; however, a complete solution requires widespread use of Internet Routing Registries (IRRs) by the broader community.

IRRs provide network operators (such as Google) with the documentation they require from peer networks to route traffic to users. If customers' IP addresses aren't recorded in an IRR, then the network operator (e.g., Google) won't accept those announcements.

Campuses and/or Regional R&E Networks need to maintain IRR entries to solve this problem--and also to help guard against route hijacking and internet outages. Internet2 is actively working to ensure the community is well-informed and has access to the knowledge and resources required to comprehensively adopt the use of IRRs.

Networking teams should take these actions promptly to better understand the purpose and use of IRRs.

  1. Become a member of the NTAC IRR working group by sending e-mail to wg-irr-request@internet2.edu. Membership in this list will ensure you receive information concerning Internet2's short-term mitigation efforts to reduce the impact on the peering service.
     
  2. Attend the Live Q&A/Office Hours on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 3pm ET | 12pm PT

    Q&A session, with advisors from the Internet2 community and Internet2 staff, will address questions and comments related to new requirements to document routing policies via IRRs.

    Internet2 staff will provide an introduction to the topic during the first 15 minutes. The balance of the hour will be dedicated to addressing questions and comments from those attending.

    The session will be recorded and made available. Additional sessions, approximately one per week, over the next 4-8 weeks, depending on need.

     
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    https://www2.internet2.edu/l/66332/2019-08-23/btjqly
     
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    Meeting ID: 425 739 300