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RE: Distance Objectives !!!!!

Brian, et al,

Thanks for your diligence in pressing this issue. Sorry, but I was not part
of this reflector until very recently. So here is some feedback on your
comments, and some additional comments.

I don't see the value of having a general objective that states support for
traditional LAN, MAN, and WAN because it doesn't say anything if you don't
include distance and media type. Therefore, I favor including the
application, distance, and media type in the objective.

I have a problem with at least 300m on MMF, and supporting the installed
base being added in the objective. Here is why:

*	I believe mentioning the installed base in the objective could be
too restrictive and possibly delay the release of the 10G standard. For
example, the serial proposal over new MMF using VCSEL technology could be
availble first, but would not satisfy the objective. 
*	We've had surprises with GbE regarding the installed base and it
would not be prudent to include it in the objective. Possible surprises for
10G can come from the use of coherent sources like DFBs over MMF. 
*	Lastly, having a minimum distance of 300m may exclude lower cost
technologies for shorter distance applications.

My suggestion, which would not exclude  the installed base, is as follows:

For Enterprise Applications
*	At least 100m over multimode fiber for equipment room applications
*	At least 200m over multimode fiber for riser applications
	*	We could always increase this number to 300m if everyone
feels confident their solution could support this. This just allows some
breathing room as proposals are fine tuned.
*	At least 2km over single mode for the campus application
	*	The reason I want to throttle this back is because you could
be excluding lower cost serial solutions for this application. Also, based
on Chris Dominico's installed based study, he presented data that 2km's
satisfied a majority of the campus link distance requirements.
	*	Also, 2km is a distance that is defined for short reach in
other applications
		*	The reasons for this are clear; it is all about
allowing lower cost solutions to the customer

For MAN Applications
*	At least 15km over single mode fiber for the intermediate
*	At least 40km over single mode fiber for the long reach applications
*	At least 80km over single mode fiber for the extended reach

Since I have not been part of your earlier discussions, could someone
forward the details for the call this coming Monday.

Ed C.-Lucent

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> From:
> BRIAN_LEMOFF@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx[SMTP:BRIAN_LEMOFF@HP-PaloAlto-om16
> Sent: 	Friday, June 25, 1999 12:31 PM
> Cc: 	stds-802-3-hssg-distance@xxxxxxxx
> Subject: 	Distance Objectives !!!!!
>      Three days ago, I suggested a distance objective on the HSSG distance
>      reflector (the first suggestion, I believe, since Idaho). The purpose
>      of this reflector is to provide a forum for the ad hoc distance 
>      committee (all of us receiving this e-mail) to reach a consensus
> prior 
>      to the Montreal meeting.  There is a conference call Monday to reach 
>      "final" agreement.  So far, there has been no response to my
> suggested 
>      objectives.  Does this imply that we are all in agreement with them? 
>      If not, then perhaps someone who differs with me could offer a 
>      suggested alternative.  Otherwise, we will simply pick up in Montreal
>      where we left off in Idaho. 
>      -Brian Lemoff
>       HP Labs
> ______________________________ Reply Separator
> _________________________________
> Subject: Re: Discussion on the HSSG Distance reflector
> Author:  BRIAN-LEMOFF-at-om (BRIAN_LEMOFF@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) at 
> HP-PaloAlto,mimegw2
> Date:    6/22/99 11:47 AM
>      As I understood Jonathan's kick-off message, he was proposing that we
>      have two separate objectives, the first being phrased in general
> terms 
>      such as the one he proposed, i.e. support for traditional LAN,
> support 
>      for traditional MAN, and support for WAN access.  The second, and
> more 
>      controversial objective will name the distance and fiber-type 
>      objectives.  This is probably the more important of the two, and it 
>      has not yet been discussed on this reflector!!
>      We might already have a consensus on the first objective (although 
>      there is still debate over support for the WAN), but we are nowhere 
>      near consensus on the second objective.  I would support something 
>      like the following:
>           To define physical solutions to support distances of:
>           At least 300 m on multimode fiber, including the installed base
>           At least 6 km on single mode fiber
>           At least 50km on single mode fiber
>       I am not wedded to these numbers, but I do think that some mention
> of 
>       support for the installed base should be included in this objective.
>           -Brian Lemoff
>            HP Labs
> ______________________________ Reply Separator
> _________________________________
> Subject: Discussion on the HSSG Distance reflector
> Author:  del-hanson-at-exch (del_hanson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx) at
> HP-PaloAlto,exchgw2
> Date:    6/22/99 11:07 AM
> HSSG Distance Ad Hoc Colleagues,
> I am on vacation this week but am following my email. I have noticed that
> the dialog on the Distance reflector has died up. If this is because there
> is agreement of the restated objectives, that is great. However, by
> sending
> out an announcement of a conference call for Monday 6/28/99 at 8 AM PST
> and
> an updated summary of objectives, it was not my intent to close down
> discussions. If there are issues that need to be discussed prior to the
> call, we need to use this reflector to make them visible. Also, after the
> call we need to use the reflector to refine issues so we can go into the
> Plenary with consensus, if possible.
> Regards,
> Del Hanson