Applicability of the Access Node Control Mechanism to Broadband Networks Based on Passive Optical Networks (PONs)
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: RFC Editor <email@example.com>, ancp mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, ancp chair <email@example.com> Subject: Document Action: 'Applicability of Access Node Control Mechanism to PON based Broadband Networks' to Informational RFC (draft-ietf-ancp-pon-05.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Applicability of Access Node Control Mechanism to PON based Broadband Networks' (draft-ietf-ancp-pon-05.txt) as Informational RFC This document is the product of the Access Node Control Protocol Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Ralph Droms and Brian Haberman. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-ancp-pon/
Technical Summary The purpose of this document is to provide applicability of the Access Node Control mechanism to PON-based broadband access. The need for an Access Node Control mechanism between a Network Access Server (NAS) and an Access Node Complex (a combination of Optical Line Termination (OLT) and Optical Network Termination (ONT) elements) is described in a multi-service reference architecture in order to perform QoS-related, service-related and Subscriber-related operations. The Access Node Control mechanism is also extended for interaction between components of the Access Node Complex (OLT and ONT). Working Group Summary The ANCP working group was originally chartered only to cover DSL access technologies. It's application to PON was only added as a result of this draft being introduced. However, there were no issues with reaching consensus for this change and, indeed, there was significant support within the working group. The document received two working group last calls. The second was after an initial IESG review and as a result of late IPR declaration 1734. No issues were raised about the IPR declaration. Document Quality The document describes the application of an existing technology (ANCP) to a new access technology type (PON). ANCP is deployed for DSL access networks today, but is sufficiently generic and extensible to be applicable to other access technologies. I do not know of deployments of ANCP for PON. I have no other concerns about the quality of the document. The document does not specify any MIB changes or additions which would need review. Personnel Matthew Bocci <firstname.lastname@example.org> is the document shepherd. Ralph Droms <email@example.com> is the responsible AD.