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RE: Jumbo Frames in 10GbE?

>Just as a point of information, the "IETF document" in question is a private
>individual's submission as an "internet draft" - it has no standing as any
>type of IETF standards' document at this time. It will expire in December
>1999 if no further action is taken.
>Anyone can submit internet drafts at any time for anyone (or, often, no-one)
>to read. As far as I am aware there is no endorsement of this draft by any
>of the IETF's working groups, by the Internet Engineering Steering Group
>(kind of like the IEEE 802 Exec) or by the Internet Architecture Board. Of
>course that might change. It might be a good idea for one of the draft's
>authors to step forward and explain to this group whether they have any
>intentions of asking any of the IETF's official bodies to act further on
>this draft.

The Jumbo Frames document has some level of support within the ISIS
working group.  The document is on the agenda in Oslo for review and
a vote on whether it should be placed on the Proposed Standard path.

Also, the document has six authors from UUNET Technologies, Alteon
WebSystems, Packet Engines, and Juniper Networks.  The point being, it's
not just a single author tossing it out for "no one to read".

Ted Schroeder
Alteon WebSystems, Inc.