ITU Q14/15 would like to bring the following comments on IETF CCAMPâ€™s
ASON-related work to the attention of IETF CCAMP WG:
1. Q14/15 has been monitoring the work on ASON routing solutions, and strongly
supports CCAMPâ€™s continued work to address ASON requirements in the routing
protocols. We have noted the new draft
(draft-dimitri-ccamp-ason-routing-sol-00.txt) and generally support its
directions, although the draft is still incomplete at this time. Q14/15
requests that future working group drafts on this topic be liaised to Q14/15
for their information and comment.
2. Q14/15 have also noted the work on ASON signaling solutions taking place in
CCAMP. We understand that this work diverges in many respects from the
solutions defined in ITU-T Recommendation G.7713.2. Q14/15 continues to be
interested in collaboratively exploring any opportunities for convergence of
signaling solutions, as previously stated in our Liaison of February 2004, and
to that end request that CCAMP continue liaison with Q.14/15 regarding any
future signaling efforts that are ASON-related.
In general, it is requested that CCAMP notify Q.14/15 when ASON-related drafts
are nearing completion. While some members of Q14/15 have participated in
CCAMP activities such as joint design teams, their participation does not
constitute agreement of Q14/15 itself with the output. We strongly suggest
that CCAMP liaises such documents to ITU for review prior to publishing as an
RFC (for example, just preceding or following WG Last Call), in order to
ensure continued mutual understanding of the requirements.
Note: This liaison is sent with an action date of January 27, 2006 in order to
allow for any liaisons to be discussed at the February meeting of ITU-T SG15.