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Re: [EFM] Re: OAM - To side-band or not to side-band

All of the OAM transport proposals are completely contained within 802.3
and do not rely on implementation specifics.  Also, all of the transport
proposals have easily derivable deterministic minimum and maximum
performance (bps).  

Bob Barrett wrote:
> Gentlemen
> I would assert that anything we define for OAM transport should also be self
> contained within 802.3 and not rely on implementation specifics in order to
> work deterministically.
> Non-deterministic management transport will not meet the broad market
> acceptance criterion imho.
> Bob