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[EFM] RE: OAM functionals


These were not rhetorical questions.  The issue of supporting far end 
active systems, and possibly active intermediate systems at "dark" sites 
has been a handicap for those service providers that are currently using 
GbE for service delivery.

One of the presenters at the January 2001 meeting, John Moore,, made the 
comment that he had to do a truck roll just to verify that the box cover 
was closed on the active demark system on the side of the customer's 
house.  This is the sort of thing that "Facilities Alarms" are for.  There 
are a lot of other things that simple "alarms" are needed for.  The group 
as a whole needs to learn more about these types of issues that exist in a 
service provider infrastructure, particularly at the very edge.

Thank you,
Roy Bynum

At 10:38 PM 9/24/01 -0700, Andrew Smith wrote:
>Assuming those weren't rhetorical questions - all I know on these topics are
>what I learnt from the presentation materials submitted so far to this group
>so: no, no, no and no.
>Looking forward to learning more,
>Andrew Smith
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Roy Bynum [mailto:rabynum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>Sent: Monday, September 24, 2001 5:49 PM
>To: ah_smith@xxxxxxxxxxx
>Cc: stds-802-3-efm
>Subject: OAM functionals
>Lets start a new thread.
>I would like for others, perhaps you, to be able contribute to some of the
>access edge OAM functional requirements.
>Do you know what "Facilities Alarms" are?  Do you know what they are used
>for?  Do you know how they work?  Do you know why they might be needed for
>Thank you,
>Roy Bynum