[rfc-dist] BCP 161, RFC 6291 on Guidelines for the Use of the "OAM" Acronym in the IETF

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        BCP 161        
        RFC 6291

        Title:      Guidelines for the Use of 
                    the "OAM" Acronym in the IETF 
        Author:     L. Andersson, H. van Helvoort,
                    R. Bonica, D. Romascanu,
                    S. Mansfield
        Status:     Best Current Practice
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       June 2011
        Mailbox:    loa.andersson at ericsson.com, 
                    huub.van.helvoort at huawei.com, 
                    rbonica at juniper.net,  dromasca at avaya.com, 
                    scott.mansfield at ericsson.com
        Pages:      9
        Characters: 16696
        See Also:   BCP0161

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-opsawg-mpls-tp-oam-def-10.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6291.txt

At first glance, the acronym "OAM" seems to be well-known and
well-understood.  Looking at the acronym a bit more closely reveals a
set of recurring problems that are revisited time and again.

This document provides a definition of the acronym "OAM" (Operations,
Administration, and Maintenance) for use in all future IETF documents
that refer to OAM.  There are other definitions and acronyms that
will be discussed while exploring the definition of the constituent
parts of the "OAM" term.  This memo documents an Internet Best Current 

This document is a product of the Operations and Management Area Working Group Working Group of the IETF.

BCP: This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the
Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for 
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