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RE: [802.3ae] Wan Interface Sublayer

> From: Tom Alexander [mailto:Tom_Alexander@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: Friday, August 24, 2001 05:47 PM

> Paul Bottorff presented a fairly detailed justification for 
> the WIS in a presentation
> at the March 2000 IEEE 802.3ae meeting; you can find it at:
> 2_0300.pdf

	This presentation, however, seems to reinforce my earlier claim that
WIS will be used only to interface to SONET networks.  However, let me
rephrase that a little:

	I see the WIS as being used either to interface to an ELTE, which
will lead through a SONET network to another single ELTE (the "Dark Fiber"
model in the Bottorff presentation) or to route into a traditional ethernet
"packet banger" hub or switch.  Specifically, I do not see the emergence of
SONET-like pathing for WIS; rather, WIS lines would be sent through an ELTE
for pathing.

	Am I still wrong?

	Also, would it be possible for an ELTE to be non-manageable