[EFM] RE: Adding a new Clause "OAM in 802.3"
I truly wish it was so simple, but it is not. 802.3 is not a collection of
efforts; it is a living document that grows and changes over time. Adding
any OAM functions into 802.3 will involve opening existing 802.3 clauses,
just as 802.3ae had to open Clause 4 to add the capability of IPG extension
for WAN PHY mode, Clause 1 to add definitions, references and abbreviations,
and Clause 30 to add the MIBs. It is very rare that an 802.3 standards
effort is able to just add new clauses. I haven't seen that happen in the
time I've been involved with 802.3. When they first did 802.3, they
probably had that luxury. :-)
From: Sanjeev Mahalawat [mailto:sanjeev@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2002 12:12 PM
To: Booth, Bradley; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Adding a new Clause "OAM in 802.3"
If there is going to be added a new Clause for "OAM in
why would anything break? Has this not been done so far in
as new clauses being added? This way if one implements a
Clause then only needs to conform to it. And this Clause may
own MIB objects.