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RE: Hari and train-up sequences

Just for the record, I'm not advocating AN, rather, I was springboarding on
a previous mail in the thread stating that if AN exists, remote fault
signalling should be retained (or as you've pointed out improved).


At 11:31 AM 11/18/99 -0800, Booth, Bradley wrote:
>What was specified, worked.  What was not specified, had problems.  Funny
>how that happens. :-)  But seriously, the auto-negotiation mechanism as
>specified in the standard worked correctly.  It was the things outside the
>scope of the standard (i.e. management layer functions), that screwed up on
>things like duplex and remote fault.  So you are correct in saying that the
>mechanism isn't flawed, but its use is.  That's the crux of question, does
>the HSSG foresee any use of this information.  If not, we don't need the
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From:	JR Rivers [SMTP:jrrivers@xxxxxxxxx]
>> Sent:	Thursday, November 18, 1999 1:14 PM
>> To:	Booth, Bradley; HSSG
>> Subject:	RE: Hari and train-up sequences
>> If it didn't work, then it may not have been specified correctly.  I
>> presume that most people were able to get 8b10b coding to work.  I would
>> imagine that they also got other components of the autonegotiation process
>> (like link speed, duplex, etc) to work.  If I'm correct, then it seems
>> that
>> the mechanism isn't flawed, but rather its use :-)
>> JR