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[Fwd: [802SEC] Need your help with PC37.115]

If you have comments on PC37.115 but overlooked
the Monday, June 30th deadline for submitting them,
please send your comments to Dennis Holstein
( without delay.

I am a little disappointed that Dennis hasn't
received any comments other than mine. I hope
that at least some of you will invest a little time
to review the attached draft and provide comments.
Our colleagues in the Power Engineering Society
are looking for our input.

Howard Frazier
Member, IEEE SASB RevCom
Vice-Chair, IEEE SASB

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Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 22:50:15 -0700
From: Howard Frazier <>
Subject: [802SEC] Need your help with PC37.115

Dear IEEE 802 LMSC SEC members,

Attached please find a copy of IEEE PC37.115/D9,
Draft Standard Test Method for Use in the
Evaluation of Message Communications between
Intelligent Electronic Devices in an Integrated
Substation Protection, Control and Data
Acquisition System.

When this draft came up for approval at the most
recent RevCom meeting, I observed that it would
benefit from a review by networking experts.
The committee that wrote the draft accepted this point,
and would welcome a review from volunteers in the
IEEE 802 LMSC, provided that we can do it in a
timely and constructive fashion.

While the main purpose of the draft is to specify a
test methodology that is independent of the underlying
network, extensive reference is made to layer 1, 2
and 3 networking principles, standards, and terms.
I became concerned when I realized that there were
some inaccuracies and omissions in these areas, in
Clauses 1 through 5 of the draft.

For this reason, I ask that my colleagues in the IEEE
802 LMSC take the time to review the attached draft,
and provide feedback directly to Dennis Holstein,
( who is the chair of the subcommittee
that wrote the draft.  I ask that each of you either
review the draft yourself, or seek out an expert within your
working group to review it. Please be detailed in your
comments and suggested remedies, as I have every indication
that Dennis and his committee will welcome your comments
and strive to address them properly.  Note that the
committee has already provided cleaner figures to the
IEEE staff editor, so don't feel obligated to point out
that some of the figures are hard to read.

Most of you have no direct interest in this draft, other
than a general interest in ensuring that IEEE standards
concerning networks and data communications are accurate.
Our associates in the Power Engineering Society are embracing
our standards, and this is a good thing. We must encourage
them to do so, and help them when the need and the opportunity
arises. Let's be good citizens and give them a helping hand.
Cooperation will benefit our industries and the public.

Please submit your comments to Dennis Holstein (
no later than Monday, June 30th (two weeks from today). Dennis
and his committee will strive to incorporate our comments and
then conduct a recirculation ballot on their draft, with a
goal of placing the project on the agenda for the September
RevCom meeting.

Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Howard Frazier
Member, IEEE SASB RevCom
Vice-Chair, IEEE SASB