Nanog 53 notes

Nanog53 was in Philadelphia last week.

Interesting presentations

Dave Ward (now Juniper) did the first day keynote on Software Defined Networks. The proposition is that it should be possible to give a greatly improved experience to users if it was easier for applications and the network to exchange information. Protocols: ALTO, BGP-TE, PCE, Openflow, Services Registry. Randy Bush observed in the Q&A that this kind of thing has been tried before, several times, and that security and privacy conflict with it.

SDN

Greg Hankins (Brocade) reviewed current router architecture requirements.