The Optical Internetworking Forum members have elected several new
directors and committee chairs and have approved three security
implementation agreements at its fourth quarterly meeting. In addition,
the Networking & Operations, Physical and Link Layer, and Physical Layer
User working groups discussed areas of focus and direction for the
"It was a great meeting with lots of ideas and interest flowing," said
Jonathan Sadler of Tellabs and the OIF Technical Committee chair. "We
have the networking groups looking at new directions in the industry
including Cloud and SDN, while good progress continues on the Next
Generation Interconnect Framework document and CEI projects."
Security Implementation Agreements
Security for Management Interfaces to Network Elements 2.0
Network elements have OAM&P interfaces used for network management,
billing and accounting, configuration, error logging, maintenance and
other administrative activities unprotected. This IA defines improved
mechanisms for securing and protecting OAM&P interfaces to a network
Security Extension for UNI and E-NNI 2.1
This IA defines and updates common Security Extensions for securing the
protocols used in the OIF's UNI and E-NNI which calls for a complete,
unified and simplifiedapproach to security.
OIF Control Plane Logging and Auditing with Syslog Version 1.1
This IA addresses updates for controlling and securing the generation,
transport and storage of log data to enable an auditing capability for
the OIF's UNI and E-NNI.
These IAs can be found at http://www.oiforum.com/public/impagreements.html
Newly elected to the board of directors are John McDonough of NEC, who
will serve a one-year term as vice president of marketing, and David
Stauffer of IBM and Hans-Martin Foisel of Deutsche Telekom who will each
serve a two-year term as a board member. Also newly elected is Joe
Whitehouse of Metaswitch Networks, who will serve a one-year term as the
Market Awareness & Education co-chair, Networking.
Re-elected to the OIF board of directors are the following;Ghani
Abbas of Ericsson, who will serve a two-year term, was appointed
Secretary/Treasurer, and Vishnu Shukla of Verizon, who will extend his
term as vice president for one-year.
Re-elected as OIF officers and committee chairs are the following;Jonathan
Sadler of Tellabs as Technical Committee chair, Nathan Tracy of TE
Connectivity as Technical Committee vice-chair, Rod Smith of TE
Connectivity as Market Awareness & Education co-chair, PLL, and Torsten
Wuth of Nokia Siemens Networks as the Physical Layer User Group chair.
About the OIF
Launched in 1998, the OIF is the first industry group to unite
representatives from data and optical networking disciplines, including
many of the world's leading carriers, component manufacturers and system
vendors. The OIF promotes the development and deployment of
interoperable networking solutions and services through the creation of
Implementation Agreements (IAs) for optical, interconnect, network
processing, component and networking systems technologies. The OIF
actively supports and extends the work of standards bodies and industry
forums with the goal of promoting worldwide compatibility of optical
internetworking products. Information on the OIF can be found at http://www.oiforum.com.
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