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Re: Bridge issues (Re: [MINUTES] W3C Credentials CG Call - 2018-03-20 12pm ET)

From: Kyle Den Hartog <kdenhar@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 22:40:49 +0000
Message-ID: <CAKOFKS0Xmw+QqzFO_utxoGy_aMmjiZDTGLs0f7Q6n1fnqZJ42w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kim Hamilton <kimdhamilton@gmail.com>
Cc: Drummond Reed <drummond.reed@evernym.com>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>, Ed Eykholt <ed.eykholt@pithia.com>
My zoom room will be open at that time. The link is:


On Fri, Mar 23, 2018, 11:48 AM Kim Hamilton <kimdhamilton@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Could we impose upon someone to allow us to use their Zoom room for the
> next CCG meeting while we figure out our long-term solution?
> Thanks,
> Kim (on behalf of chairs)
> On Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 9:54 PM =Drummond Reed <drummond.reed@evernym.com>
> wrote:
>> Manu, thanks, I wasn't on this week's call and I realize what a hassle
>> this is. You and Digital Bazaar are doing yeoman's work for the community.
>> =Drummond
>> On Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 5:19 PM, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> Apologies for the terrible audio bridge issues today. That rarely
>>> happens, but seems to be increasing in severity. We were able to track
>>> down what happened today and it boils down to this:
>>> Our incoming channel bandwidth from our upstream VoIP provider is rated
>>> at 4 simultaneous PBX (public phone system) calls. The system is able to
>>> burst to 8 simultaneous callers for hours at a time... and we had 16
>>> phone-based callers today. Running a system at 400% capacity is going to
>>> cause problems.
>>> We haven't hit this problem before because many people used to connect
>>> via SIP, leaving the phone-based lines to those that really needed them.
>>> Lately, most everyone has been using the phone-based number to dial in,
>>> which led to the tragedy of the commons failure we had today.
>>> We have asked our current provider to increase our channel bandwidth and
>>> they're mishandling the upgrade process pretty terribly (slow to
>>> respond, not transparent about what they're doing on their end, etc.).
>>> That is not acceptable.
>>> Here's what we're doing to address the issue:
>>> We are setting up a parallel set of phone numbers via another
>>> provider (Twilio) AND adding European dial-in numbers for those that
>>> have been using Skype to dial our US-based number.
>>> We are opting for an unlimited dial plan option via Twilio as well. In
>>> the end this will give us:
>>> 1. Three dial in numbers from two upstream providers (redundancy, fail
>>>    over, etc.)
>>> 2. Dial in numbers for North America and Europe, as well as the SIP and
>>>    WebRTC dial in options we currently have.
>>> 3. All of the accessibility, transparency, and automation tools that the
>>>    communities have had for the last 9+ years.
>>> However, I don't expect all of this to be in place for next weeks call
>>> so I suggest we have a primary Zoom room ready, with audio recording
>>> capability, and use that. Once the new VoIP/PBX/SIP providers are in
>>> place, we can switch back.
>>> We'll keep the community updated as things progress.
>>> -- manu
>>> --
>>> Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny, G+: +Manu Sporny)
>>> Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
>>> blog: The State of W3C Web Payments in 2017
>>> http://manu.sporny.org/2017/w3c-web-payments/
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