- To: stds-802-3-hssg-distance@xxxxxxxx, jonathan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, tdineen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Motions
- From: Thomas Dineen <tdineen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 11:05:24 -0700
- Sender: owner-stds-802-3-hssg-distance@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Regarding Jonathan's Motions:
1. "The traditional Ethernet LAN space."
I support this one, as our basic core business.
2. "The extended Ethernet space as both defined by 1000BASE-LX and as
implemented in common practice, reaching beyond the campus and into the
I support this one as long as we stick to the basic constraints derived
from 1000BASE-LX of 10 * 1 GBits/Sec and 8B/10B coding.
3. "Direct attachment to the WAN infrastructure."
I oppose this one for the following reasons:
a) This effort falls outside our traditional market space and area of
expertise of our group. Stick to what you are good at!
b) This effort falls outside the authority and purview of the IEEE 802
LAN/MAN standards committee. This effort, if conducted at all, should be
conducted by an accredited WAN standards group.
c) This effort falls outside the area of engineering expertise of the
LAN/MAN standards committee. Again stick to what you are good at!
d) I believe that if WAN style functionality and features are added to
the result will be a substantial cost increase for the equipment. This
will abort the high volume sales which are traditional for 802.3 based
NEVER FORGET WHY YOU ARE SUCCESSFUL! You are successful because you are
You are cheap because you are simple. So keep it simple.