[arin-ppml] OAM v MPLS

Rudolph Daniel rudi.daniel at gmail.com
Thu Mar 10 13:14:27 EST 2011


With thanks....

RD

On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 2:08 PM, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:

> > On Mar 10, 2011, at 12:13 PM, Rudolph Daniel wrote:
> >
> > I am trying to understand the significance of the ITU's decision to
> promote OAM as opposed to the IETF's MPLS as a networking standard.
> > Any comments
>
> Rudi -
>
>   That's probably a little too far from PPML's charter to be a good topic
> for
>   this mailing list...   There's quite a bit of existing discussion of the
> MPLS
>   OAM difference of opinion over on LightReading in this article:
>   <http://www.lightreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=204977&>  and
>   the associated links that follow the article.  The main IETF mailing list
>   also has some discussion of the topic.
>
>   Short version is that the IETF and ITU agreed on an approach to a single
>   OAM standard for MPLS, and the IETF has been working on it (albeit slower
>   than expected) and it appears that some of the vendors in the ITU
> community
>   continued to ship product based on the ITU version in the meantime.  This
>   ultimately came to a head last month, when the ITU Study Group 15 decided
>   to adopt the ITU original proposal despite its earlier agreement with the
> IETF
>   to work on a single joint standard.  Implications could include
> interoperability
>   issues for large-multivendor MPLS networks, and general concern about the
>   strength of commitment behind any other agreements that the ITU might
> enter
>   in the future.  This is the aspect of the dispute that is disturbing for
> ARIN, and
>   requires careful thought when considering offers from the ITU to "work
> together"
>   on any Internet number resource activities.
>
> FYI,
> /John
>
> John Curran
> President and CEO
> ARIN
>
>
>


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