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RE: AW: Deconstructing OAM&P

I also agree.  I still find it surprising that no one has considered the
volume ramifications of adding WAN support to 10GE.  It seems that 90% of the
discussions and mental effort are being applied to what may well wind
up as 1% or less of the installed connections for 10GE.  It makes no
sense to me to increase the cost and complexity of the remaining 90+% of
the 10G connections for those few that need WAN access.  Especially since
bridging capabilities such as POS are already available and map directly
to the installed WAN infrastructure.

-Ed Grivna

> > I find it ironic that many of the arguments put forth about Ethernet in
> > the WAN environment are very similar to the old arguments put forth by
> > the token ring camp about the proper way to manage a LAN environment.
> Right on Walt.
> I have been trying to keep a low profile on this reflector, but sometimes
> the temptation becomes too great.
> Personally, I strongly believe that expanding Ethernet into the WAN is a good
> thing. But, there is a limit to how far we can go before we ruin the essence
> of what Ethernet is all about. I suspect that I am not the only one in 802.3
> that feels that way...
> Quite frankly, I find the argument made by a few people that the mere fact that
> we are using fiber optics as a transmission medium for Ethernet somehow leaves
> us with no other choice but to embrace the WAN with all of its baggage, utterly
> ridiculous. Following this philosophy, if we decide to run Ethernet over barbed
> wire, we will have no choice but to move 802.3 under the auspices of the
> Department of Corrections...
> 							Shimon.