"The OAM Acronym Soup"

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At first glance the acronym "OAM" seems to be well known and well understood. Looking at it a bit more closely reveals a set of recurring problems that are revisited time and again. This document has one primary and a secondary goal. The primary goal is to find an understanding of OAM that is feasible for the MPLS Transport Profile (MPLS-TP)effort. The secondary goal is to make this understanding applicable in a wider scope


Loa Andersson (loa@pi.nu)
Malcolm Betts (betts01@nortel.com)
Ron Bonica (rbonica@juniper.net)
Huub Helvoort (hhelvoort@chello.nl)
Dan Romascanu (dromasca@avaya.com)

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