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Re: Circuit numbering scheme - best practice?
From: Peter Wohlers <pedro () whack org>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 16:55:44 -0800

Jay Hennigan wrote:
We've grown to the point that "The MCI T-1 in Ontario" or "Bob's ethernet to port 6/23 on switch 7" aren't scaling. Also in working with carriers we are frequently asked to provide our internal circuit number.

I've seen a lot of the the LEC scheme NN-XXXX-NNNNNN where XXXX has some significance with regard to the speed and type of circuit. The leading NN seems to be a mystery and the trailing NNNNNN is a serial number.

I've also seen DS1-NNNNNNN as a straight speed-serial number type of thing and horrendously long circuit numbers including CLLI codes such as 101/T3/SNLOCAGTH07/SNLOCA01K15 .

Any suggestions from those who have been down this road as to a schema that makes sense and is scalable? Are there documented best practices?
my fave: description "XO#SF/LUXX/500032/TQW Tel#877.792.5550 ";
Adding the NOC phone number for carrier in question is immensely useful. I know, long hauls with different LECs complicates things, but guarantees that someone will thank you at some point in time :)


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