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Liaison Statement: Closing the mpls-tp mailing-list

Submission Date: 2011-03-07
From: IETF MPLS WG (Loa Andersson)
To: ITU-T SG15 Q9, Q10, Q12 and Q14 (
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Purpose: For information
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When the work on MPLS based Transport Networks were started we
anticipated that would be a lot of work and involve a number of
people that were not used to the operations of IETF working

In order to focus and  make it easier to follow the transport profile
specific work the mpls-tp mailing list were started, while the
mpls working group mailing should be used for other discussions.

Evaluating the situation it turns out that instead of increased focus
we have had an increased number of cross-posting and fragmented
discussions as people sub-scribed to only on list has tried to
respond to discussions going on on the other list. This means that
the positive contribution of the mpls-tp mailing list is small, but
the administrative effort to maintain a mailing list is not

The mpls working group chairs has decided to close mpls-tp mailing
and re-direct all mpls work to the working group mailing list.
Those subscribed to the mpls-tp list only will have to subscribe
to the mpls working group mailing list.

Please stat already now to direct all mpls-tp mails to

Loa, Ross and George
mpls wg co-chairs