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This is the announcement of the review of the IEEE P802.3bt 4-Pair Power over Ethernet (4PPoE) Task Force draft amendment D1.6. Instructions for accessing the draft and submitting comments follow this announcement.
IEEE P802.3bt is an amendment to IEEE Std 802.3-2012 which is available through the “Get 802” program at the URL:
The Project Authorization Request for this amendment is posted at:
The Five Criteria Responses for this amendment are posted at:
The Objectives for this amendment are posted at:
The scope of the review is the entire IEEE P802.3bt D1.6 Draft with the following caveat: comments will only be accepted if they pertain to achieving the stated objectives, linked above. There have been specification deficiencies identified in the Task Force process. Since we are editing an existing clause, these items will have to be submitted as maintenance requests before they can be passed to the Task Force for review.
NO SECTIONS OF THE DOCUMENT THAT PERTAIN TO THE NEW STANDARD HAVE BEEN CLOSED OFF FOR COMMENTING.
Wednesday, 3 February 2016
Sunday, 28 February 2016, 11:59pm AOE. Late comments cannot be accepted.
HOW TO ACCESS THE DRAFT
The draft is posted for Task Force review purposes only, and neither the draft nor access information should be copied or redistributed to others in violation of document copyrights.
Draft 1.6 should be used for commenting and may be downloaded from:
As agreed in the last Task Force meeting, this is a clean version of the document (no strikethrough or underline text). A ‘diff file’ comparison of D1.6 to IEEE Std 802.3-2012 to show the changes made is posted at this URL: http://www.ieee802.org/3/bt/private/8023bt-33_D1p6_diff_8023_2012.pdf.
Additionally, the editor has provided a file of comments on the generation of D1.6 that can be found here: http://www.ieee802.org/3/bt/private/editorial_comments_D1p6.txt
Username and password: distributed at meetings
The document is posted in Adobe "pdf" document format and can be downloaded and printed if desired. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, it is available for free downloading from Adobe at:
HOW TO SUBMIT COMMENTS
Acceptable comment types:
E = Editorial
ER = Editorial Required (an Editorial comment that the commenter feels very strongly about)
T = Technical
TR = Technical Required (a Technical comment that the commenter feels very strongly about)
For further information regarding comments, please see
Also, see ‘Chad’s rules for making comments’:
Step 1. Prepare your comments in one of the following THREE ways:
a. You are STRONGLY REQUESTED to use the comment tool in the TF private area at the URL:
Please download and read the Comment Tool Tutorial:
To use the tool, extract all components into a folder and do not move any component from that folder, as this will cause the executable to not work correctly. The tool is:
The comment tool runs under Microsoft Windows. It has also been run in VM environments on other platforms.
b. New manual entry tool: A new comment entry tool has been created for those non-windows users. This tool is posted in the IEEE P802.3bt private area, bunched with D1.1. It can be found here: http://www.ieee802.org/3/bt/private/802d3_TFR_WGB_comments.xls
You are STRONGLY REQUESTED to use the spreadsheet if you are not using the comment tool.
c. To submit comments in text (ASCII) form, please use the form below. This will make it possible for the editor to properly record and track all submissions. Make as many copies of the template as necessary and submit as an ASCII text file or as part of your e-mail.
PLEASE NOTE: The ASCII method involves a manual transcription, hence you are recommended to check your comments to ensure proper import. Please use the comment tool or comment spreadsheet referenced above if possible.
------CUT AND PASTE TEXT BELOW THIS LINE ONLY PLEASE--------
CommentID: (Leave Blank)
CommentType: (E, ER, T, or TR)
--------------------end comment template------------------
IEEE P802.3bt 4-Pair Power over Ethernet Task Force D1.6 comments
Be sure to change the name of the file you send by adding your last name to make the file unique. [ex: 802d3bt_d1pX_comments_cmjones.***]
Thank you for your participation in this review and careful review of the draft.
Chair, IEEE P802.3bt 4PPoE Task Force
MGR, HW ENG, Cisco Systems