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RE: [802.3ae] Random questions regarding WIS

-----Original Message-----
From: Ayers, Mike [mailto:Mike_Ayers@xxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2001 8:52 AM
To: 'stds-802-3-hssg@xxxxxxxx'
Subject: [802.3ae] Random questions regarding WIS

	I have some questions which occur to me as I study the WIS
interface.  I am writing them as I think of them, so the order will be
random.  Please pardon my ignorance, as my experience in this area is

	1.)  ( "The format of the WIS Identifier is specified in".  Unfortunately, that section is not included in the draft.
Could someone clue me in, please?

The section is in IEEE 802.3 which is now available for free download. See 
for information.

	2.)  In 10GBASE-R, what does the "R" stand for?

I think it stands for a letter next to S (which would stand for serial). The
letter S is used in our naming for Short wavelength and we didn't want to
reuse letters. The other letter next to S is T which has traditionally
identified physical layers for twisted-pair wire. Our esteemed chief editor
would have the definitive word on whether it stands for anything else.

	3.)  The read/write status for WIS identifier is not listed - what
is it?  (Is this specified in

It would be read only. It is an identifier which identifies the type of
product (an OUI plus a product and version number fields) which is helpful
in activating vendor dependent features and such.

	That appears to be all for now.  Thanks for any help you can give.

/|/|ike /+yers
Editor, WIS interface MIB draft
IETF hubmib WG