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SG15 opinion on draft-manhoudt-pwe3-tsop-01.txt

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State Posted
Submitted Date 2012-09-05
From Group pwe3
From Contact Andrew G. Malis
To Group ITU-T-SG-15
To Contacts
Cc Matthew Bocci <>
Stewart Bryant <>
Adrian Farrel <>
John E. Drake <>
Response Contact
Technical Contact
Purpose For action
Deadline 2012-09-30 Action Needed
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Liaisons referring to this one Reply to IETF PWE3 Liaison “SG15 opinion on draft-manhoudt-pwe3-tsop-01.txt Submission”
Please find attached draft-manhoudt-pwe3-tsop-01.txt (Transparent SDH/SONET
over Packet). This is an individual draft submitted to the PWE3 working group
to propose a new structure-agnostic pseudowire encapsulation for SONET/SDH
client signals, as opposed to RFC 4842 (SONET/SDH Circuit Emulation over
Packet), which is structure-aware. There is currently no clear consensus in the
WG regarding the technical approach presented in this draft, and to aid the WG
in its decision whether to progress with this work, we would very much
appreciate SG15's opinion regarding the correctness of the draft's technical
approach, its suitability for standardization in the IETF, and whether it
unnecessarily duplicates the functionality of RFC 4842.

Best regards,

Andrew G. Malis
Matthew Bocci
PWE3 Working Group Chairs