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Re: Circuit numbering scheme - best practice?
From: Josh Potter <joshpotter () gmail com>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2009 15:31:25 -0600

The number idea is nifty until you have to change your number...

On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 6:55 PM, Peter Wohlers <pedro () whack org> wrote:

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

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 :)


Josh Potter

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