Welcome to information page for AS1050. We are an overlay network experimenting in emerging service provider technologies in addition to providing connectivity to partner organizations and projects.

One of our primary functions includes the complete automation of our network. All routers, servers and services are 100% automated and managed using a declarative approach via Ansible. All devices support near zero-touch provisioning without any direct interaction. Our Debian-based routers are utilizing a customized version of the BIRD2 routing suite.

Architecturally, the network is designed to be highly scalable. The backbone consists of an automatically generated unnumbered full-mesh configuration. This underlay uses RFC 8950 to provide dual-stack IPv4/IPv6 connectivity between all points of presence maximizing finite address resources.

Logically, edge-routers prefer local connections versus transiting traffic across the backbone. However, by default, any PNIs or IXs are preferred regardless of locality to maintain synchronous traffic flows. Traffic engineering options exist for customization via our automation in addition to communities allowing for peers to influence a desired path.

Past or present topics of research include:

  • Segment Routing over IPv6 (SRv6)
  • Traffic Engineering mechanisms
  • Vector Packet Processing (VPP)

We are always interested to colaborate with other like-minded network engineers, computer scientists, software developers, etc. Please see contact us for more information.

If you are interested in peering, please peering for details.

Additional Resources