RE: [EFM] OAM applicability to non-access links
Ethernet doesn't differentiate where its deployed, so core/access is a
deployment concern, not a technical one.
the primary motivating forces for frame-based OAM was to answer "no" to your
question (2). Its in the MAC, and can operate over many existing
I have the
following questions regarding 802.3ah:
1) Is the
defined OAM only restricted to access Ethernet links or it may be used for any
Ethernet link (even in the core) too?
2) Is the defined
OAM only restricted to Ethernet links defined in 802.3ah? or it can apply to
other link types too?
Based on my
reading of 802.3ah, it seems that the answer to both questions is "NO". In
fact I haven't seen anything in the proposed OAM that is specific to any
particular link type. Am I missing something?