RE: [10GBASE-T] EFM OAM...
Boy, I sure don't get "No, Brad should not worry about OAM in his project" from Val's note.
You say (about what Val said?): "...there is significant need for OAM that is consistent across 802.3."
Val said: " OAM is critical for Ethernet, whether it's in [list of port types]...."
I agree with both of these.
OAM is designed to be independent of port type. Yes, 10GBASE-T should support OAM. It will have to go out of its way not to. But, there are certain requirements if it is going to support all the features.
Kevin Daines is presenting an OAM tutorial on Monday night to the 802.1 & link security folk. This might be a good thing for the 10GBASE-T folk to attend.
From: Geoff Thompson [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 6:19 PM
To: Val Oliva
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; Booth, Bradley
Subject: Re: [10GBASE-T] EFM OAM...
What you are asking for is different than the question Brad asked.
What I gather from what you said is:
No, Brad should not worry about OAM in his project
But, there is a significant need for OAM that is consistent across
Are you volunteering yourself for a new project?
At 09:48 PM 2/18/2003 -0800, Val Oliva wrote:
>OAM is critical for Ethernet, whether it's in 802.3af,
>EFMA, or even 10GbE. It's important that all of these
>dot3s have OAM and are consistent.
>On Tuesday, February 18, 2003, at 08:32 PM, Booth, Bradley wrote:
>>Study group members,
>>As some of you may know, EFM (Ethernet in the First Mile or 802.3ah) has
>>added Operation, Administration and Management (OAM) capabilities to
>>their specification. Like 802.3af DTE power, the study group needs to
>>decide whether or not compliance with 802.3ah is within the scope of our
>>effort, and most specifically the OAM capabilities. This relates to
>>compatability with our existing standards. If there is anyone that would
>>like to make presentations for or against compliance with 802.3ah or
>>802.3ah OAM, please let me know.
>>Chair, 10GBASE-T Study Group