Guidelines for the Use of the "OAM" Acronym in the IETF
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: RFC Editor <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: '"Guidelines for the use of the OAM acronym in the IETF"' to BCP (draft-ietf-opsawg-mpls-tp-oam-def-10.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - '"Guidelines for the use of the OAM acronym in the IETF"' (draft-ietf-opsawg-mpls-tp-oam-def-10.txt) as a BCP This document is the product of the Operations and Management Area Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Adrian Farrel and Dan Romascanu. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-opsawg-mpls-tp-oam-def/
Technical Summary At first glance the acronym "OAM" seems to be well known and well understood. Looking at the acronym a bit more closely reveals a set of recurring problems that are revisited time and again. This document provides a definition of the acronym OAM (Operations, Administration, and Maintenance) for use in all future IETF documents that refer to OAM. There are other definitions and acronyms the that will be discussed while exploring the definition of the constituent parts of the OAM term. Working group summary: This document was initially presented for IETF last call and IESG review with the main focus to define the acronym "OAM" for use in the MPLS-TP technology and documents. On review, the document was returned to the the working group to be widened in scope, and this document reflects that work. There was nothing noteworthy in the working group process Document quality: The document does not identify any protocol or implementable system. It sets out an agreed upon taxonomy for the OAM and O&M terms. Earlier revisions of this document were reviewed in the MPLS-TP working group and was sent to the ITU-T for comments. Personnel Chris Liljenstolpe (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the Document Shepherd Adrian Farrel (email@example.com) is the Responsible AD.