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Dear IEEE P802.3ae Task Force Member:
If you are also an IEEE 802.3 Working Group member, this note is redundant with the one you received on the IEEE 802.3 reflector. You should refer solely to that memorandum.
If you are NOT an IEEE 802.3 Working Group member, read on.
This e-mail is to advise you of the opening of the IEEE 802.3 Working Group comment review for IEEE P802.3ae (10 Gigabit Ethernet), Draft 3.0 otherwise known as:
Information Technology - Local & Metropolitan Area Networks - Part 3: Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detection (CSMA/CD) Access Method and Physical Layer Specifications - Media Access Control Parameters, Physical Layers and Management Parameters for 10 Gb/s Operation
The comment period opens on Friday, 30 March 2001 and closes on Saturday, 5 May 2001 at 12:00 midnight Pacific time.
A copy of this draft (and previous drafts) can be found on our password-protected website (URL):
The draft is posted in Adobe "pdf" document format and can be viewed online, or, preferably downloaded and printed if desired.
The draft prints out as 476 paper pages. The download file in pdf is 4837K or 2627K in compressed form.
A significant portion of the text is shown as change instructions to the existing Standard. It is advised that you have a copy of the current Standard (IEEE Std. 802.3 2000 Edition or ISO/IEC 8802-3:2000) handy when you do your review.
You will need a copy of Adobe's Acrobat Reader (3.0 or higher) to view or print the draft. It is available for free downloading from Adobe at:
This draft is copyrighted by the IEEE and is for your review for balloting purposes only. It should not be copied or otherwise distributed.
The comment executable is available at: http://www.ieee802.org/3/ae/private/d3.0/10GigBallot.zip
The comment executable is designed for systems capable of running Windows based programs. Please read the comment instructions carefully. Those with systems unable to open and use the comment executable, an ASCII version of the comment form for use with e-mail is appended to the end of this message.
The ASCII version is also available at: http://www.ieee802.org/3/ae/private/d3.0/10GigComment.txt
Please submit comments electronically to the P802.3ae chief editor, Brad Booth at: bradley.booth@xxxxxxxxxx
If you should have any questions, problems or comments please contact:
PLEASE RESPOND NO LATER THAN May 4, 2001
RETURN ALL BALLOTS & COMMENTS BY E-MAIL TO:
PLEASE USE THE FORM BELOW FOR ALL COMMENTS. THIS WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR
THE EDITOR TO PROPERLY RECORD AND TRACK ALL SUBMISSIONS. MAKE AS MANY
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PLEASE E-MAIL THIS FORM (cut and paste line below)
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Comments on P802.3ae/D3.0
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CommentType (E, T or TR):
Chair, IEEE P802.3ae Task Force
Office: 509.242.9228 Fax: 509.242.9001