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Re: [EFM] OAM - Faye's seven points

Both OAM and data traffic travel over the same medium.  No matter how we
slice it, OAM traffic does reduce the bandwidth available to the user.
One way to cap that effect is to use a dedicated side-band with a
limited bandwidth.  An alternate way to cap the effect is to
police/shape the OAM traffic at a layer above.  A third alternative is
to use something like a slow protocol which is limited to 5 frames/sec.  

Roy Bynum wrote:
> Harry,
> I think that Faye is correct.  If the OAM is "frame" based, then it will
> share the same bandwidth with the customer traffic.  Only if the OAM is
> "side band" will it not share the same bandwidth as the customer traffic.
> Thank you,
> Roy Bynum
> At 02:31 PM 9/20/01 -0700, Harry Hvostov wrote:
> >Faye,
> >
> >What I meant was that the OAM control frames would not be forwarded outside
> >the ePON network.
> >
> >Harry