IETF Meeting Network Requirements
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Network Working Group                                      K. O'Donoghue
Internet-Draft                                             IETF NOC Team
Intended status: Informational                             July 08, 2019
Expires: January 9, 2020

                   IETF Meeting Network Requirements
                      draft-odonoghue-netrqmts-01

Abstract

   The IETF Meeting Network has become integral to the success of any
   physical IETF meeting.  Building such a network, which provides
   service to thousands of heavy users and their multitude of devices,
   spread throughout the event venue, with very little time for setup
   and testing is a challenge.  This document provides a set of
   requirements, derived from hard won experience, as an aid to anyone
   involved in designing and deploying such future networks.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  External Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Meeting Facility  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  Internal Network  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  Terminal Room or equivalent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   6.  Wireless  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   7.  Services  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   8.  Network Monitoring  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   9.  Miscellaneous Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   10. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   11. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   12. Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   13. Revision comments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   14. Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8

1.  Introduction

   The IETF Meeting Network has grown and evolved over time as has the
   IETF overall.  In addition, the way that the IETF network is built
   and provisioned has also changed.  It is time for the IETF community
   to consider the requirements of this infrastructure and its role in
   supporting the mission of the IETF.  This document is meant to help
   frame that conversation.  Additionally, this document may eventually
   be developed to be useful to others outside the IETF in specifying
   and building their own successful event networks.

   This document is currently being revised as part of an IETF community
   discussion on the network requirements for the IETF meeting network.
   Version -00 represents the requirements as articulated the last time
   these requirements was documented by the IETF NOC Team
   (https://www.ietf.org/how/meetings/admin/meeting-network-
   requirements/).  The current draft plan is to update to a -01 that
   represents the requirements the IETF NOC Team currently builds to.
   Versions beyond that will represent input received from the
   community.  A final version of this document may or may not be
   published depending on the desires of the IETF community and the
   potential usefulness of a document of this sort outside the scope of
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