RE: Point-to-Point Links
I believe that there are only three choices regarding support for dotX.
1. Claim that 10 Gig does not support dotX.
2. Claim that 10 Gig supports dotX under a defined set of conditions.
3. Fix it.
I would argue against 3. I really don't think this is
While my review of our PAR and 5 criteria indicates that we could support
choice 1, I don't recommend it. I believe that there will continue to be
applications where dotX can be useful to 10 GbE customers.
I would therefore recommend 2.
The possible conditions might include:
Data rate (10 Gig for AE)
Limits on the various delays
Ideally, we would only claim support to a single distance. Otherwise, we
would have a negotiation issue. I don't think we want to go there.
Not all of these would have to be "required."