Briefing on I2 International Issues:

1. Recommendations on a Global Advanced Networking Architecture

2. What relationships should I2 have with global exchange points such as Startap, NGIXes, East/West exchange activities?

3. If multiple global exchange points within the US are established, what role should Abilene have on transit traffic?

4. When should NPPAC be engaged on international issues?

 

Background - current components:

1. Startap

2. East and West Coast exchange points

3. NGIXes (Ames, Startap, East Coast)

4. Abilene and vBNS

5. Federal nets such as ESNet and NASA

6. Foreign national research nets (DFN, etc.)

7. Foreign regional research nets (Transpac, etc.)

8. Unique research resources (CERN, etc.)

9. Overseas branches of US academic institutions

NPPAC roles

1. As advisory to UCAID, general considerations

2. As advisory to Abilene, transit and peering issues.

NSF roles

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Important distinctions:

1. Entities can work with I2 in several modes:

member - member benefits, use of Abilene as transit, advertised routes determined by member

MOU - agreement on goals, peering with Abilene, no transit on Abilene, advertised routes determined by peering protocols

2. What is an I2 backbone?

Discussion Area A - Entities

When should I2 deal with a single national network versus regional consortia?

What unique overseas research resources should be involved with I2? What if they have dangling organizations attached? (eg CERN)

What should be the policies associated with overseas branches of US academic institutions?

Discussion Area B - Relationships

When should an overseas entity be a member versus signing an MOU?

Discussion Area C - Domestic issues

What relationships should I2 have with global exchange points such as Startap, NGIXes, East/West exchange activities?

If multiple global exchange points within the US are established, what role should Abilene have in transit traffic?