What's the plan for BFD over 802.3 datalink?

"Gupta, Bikram Kumar (Bikram)" <bgupta@lucent.com> Mon, 09 May 2005 07:11 UTC

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From: "Gupta, Bikram Kumar (Bikram)" <bgupta@lucent.com>
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Subject: What's the plan for BFD over 802.3 datalink?
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Hi All,

After IEEE 802.3ah clause 57 (Ethernet OAM), what is the plan of BFD on
physical links?

>From BFD base draft:
   However, there are media that do not provide this kind of signaling (such
   Ethernet), and some media may not detect certain kinds of failures in the
   for example, failing interfaces or forwarding engine components.

And from description of working group (ref. IETF web site):
   Topics for Possible Future Work:
   1. Document BFD directly over 802.3 in close collaboration and
      with the IEEE.

Please clarify. Many thanks in advance.