[lacnog] ITU/IETF OAM for MPLS (Fwd: My comments to the press about OAM for MPLS)

Fernando Gont fernando en gont.com.ar
Jue Mar 3 08:57:03 BRT 2011

FYI, comentarios del chair de la IETF.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: My comments to the press about OAM for MPLS
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2011 10:15:05 -0500
From: Russ Housley <housley en vigilsec.com>
To: IETF <ietf en ietf.org>

I want the whole community to be aware of the comments that I made to
the press over the past few days.  Last Friday, the ITU-T Study Group 15
decided to move forward with an OAM solution that is incompatible with
the work being done in the IETF MPLS WG.  This is a breach of the
agreement reached by the IETF and the ITU-T, which is published in RFC 5317.

The ITU-T press release about their action is here:

On behalf of the IETF, ISOC helped get the word out:

The press is starting to cover the story:

And, the ITU-T made a second announcement today:


I expect that there will be more press coverage of this unfortunate


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