Sprintlink Naming Conventions

SprintLink router naming convention

The naming convention used for routers on the SprintLink backbone is as follows:

sl-[ bb | gw | dr | st | pe | crs ]##-xxx.sprintlink.net

"##" will be a number
"xxx" will be a city code
"bb", "gw", "dr", "st", "pe" and "crs" are internal codes used to denote the router function

Routers with these conventions are owned/maintained by Sprint IP Services (SprintLink).

Some examples:

sl-bb10-dc = SprintLink Backbone 10 router in Washington, DC
sl-gw5-fw = SprintLink Gateway 5 router in Fort Worth, TX
sl-dr5-res = SprintLink Data Center 5 router in Reston, VA
sl-st5-ash = SprintLink Shared Tenant 5 router in Ashburn, VA
sl-pe1-atl = SprintLink MPLS Provider Edge 1 router in Atlanta, GA
sl-crs1-orl = SprintLink Backbone 1 router in Orlando, FL

Sprintlink switch naming convention

sl-agg50-xxx = Sprintlink Layer 2 TOC co-location switch
sl-agg30-xxx = Sprintlink Layer 2 VPOP co-location switch

"xxx" will be a city code
Switches with these conventions are owned/maintained by Sprint IP Services (Sprintlink).

Two types of routers

Please note, however, that two types of routers assigned hostnames ending in "sprintlink.net" exist: those that are part of the SprintLink backbone, and those that are part of a SprintLink customer's network. Routers on the SprintLink backbone are part of SprintLink and are controlled and maintained by SprintLink IP Services. Routers that are part of customers' networks are not typically maintained by Sprint; usually they are maintained by the customer. These are routers on the customer's premise that are on the customer's end of their link to the SprintLink backbone.

Customer router naming convention

The naming convention used for routers on customers' premises is as follows:

sl-xxx-##.sprintlink.net

"##" will be a number, and "xxx" is a Sprint internal code name for the customer. For example, sl-customer-1.sprintlink.net is a customer premise router for a customer with the Sprint code name "customer". Note there are no city codes in the customer router naming convention as there are with SprintLink backbone routers. Customer routers are typically owned and managed by the customer, not by Sprint, and Sprint will neither have access to nor control over these routers.


Peerless IP (PIP) router naming convention

The naming convention used for routers on the PIP backbone is as follows:

pip-[ ca | bb ]##-xxx.pip.sprintlink.net

"##" will be a number
"xxx" will be a city code
"ca" and "bb" are internal codes used to denote the router function

Routers with these conventions are owned/maintained by Sprint IP Services (SprintLink).

Some examples:

pip-ca1-fw = peerless IP Customer Access 1 router in Fort Worth, TX
pip-bb10-fw = peerless IP Backbone 10 router in Fort Worth, TX