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Re: [802.1] Connectivity Fault Management draft PAR


Is this your company position?  Dinesh Mohan, Malcom Betts, Ali Sajassi, and I have
been working in close cooperation for some time in order to make sure that the
excellent work being done in ITU-T Q.3/13, where there is an excellent understanding
of providers and their needs, is complemented by work in IEEE 802.1, which has a
correspondingly acute understanding of the Ethernet MAC service in general, and of
bridges, in particular.  For either group to progress without the other would be
dangerous to the industry and to the progression of "Metro Ethernet" standards.  It
is essential that both groups work together.  This is my understanding of the
positions of the above individuals, of our respective companies, and of the two
Working Groups.  This has been the subject of considerable discussion and, I firmly
believed, agreement among us all.  I copy all of the above, of course; I wouldn't
want to put words in their mouths.

-- Norm

Richard Brand wrote:
> Tony:
> Having read the draft, seeing a portion of the very large slide presentation made
> at the January interim, and then rereading the scope of this PAR covering
> "transport fault management", I would offer that this is major new work effort
> for 802.1 that could  have a major effect on many if not all 802 members.  Fault
> management has potential applicability to all 802 LANs.
> Given this scope, I would strongly recommend that an 802.1 Study Group be formed
> for this activity before the requesting of a PAR, in order to give notice for all
> 802 members of your intentions.  However, in line with the contents of  Procedure
> 2, I would settle for an evening tutorial presentation in March as is "highly
> recommended" in the Procedure.  This would allow all 802 members the opportunity
> to participate/provide input for a potential PAR in July.
> In this case, I am speaking for myself as a member and not for the 802.3 Working
> Group, however I will bring it up to my group at our March plenary.  FYI, 802.3
> ran thru many study group meetings in arriving at an acceptable scope for our OAM
> segment of P802.3ah and we only had one MAC to deal with.
> Regards,
> Richard Brand
> Liaison rep from 802.3 to 802.1
> Tony Jeffree wrote:
>>This is notification under Procedure 2 - "Procedure for PARs" that 802.1
>>intends to request SEC approval of the following draft PAR at the March
>>2004 closing SEC meeting:
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