Basic Aspects Of Standards Research

1183 WordsJan 12, 20175 Pages
Introduction This paper will discuss various aspects of standards research. First, it will select one of the working groups in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) or Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and thoroughly summarize what this group is working on. Next, this paper will justify the need of the IEEE 802 standard used in networking. Also, it will evaluate the three standard organizations including IEEE, ISO, and ANSI to determine the most important for communication technology. Finally, this paper will describe the author’s position on the need for a Federal regulating body of standards such as NIST. IETF Working Group - OPSAWG Generally, IETF Working Groups (WGs) are the primary apparatus for…show more content…
Clearly, the OPSAWG focuses on the operations side of the house, and would be the most logical working group to submit a request for review of an operational guideline. Specifically, the focus of this WG is on topics that manage the behavior of other working groups in the O&M area (e.g., manageability requirements). Equally important, it focuses on small, highly focused projects that do not warrant a separate working group, or belong to ones that have already concluded (e.g. advancement of documents on the standards track, application statements, extensions of MIB modules). (Operations and management area working group, n.d., para 3). IEEE 802 The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) decided that there was a significant need for a set of rules or standards for data to travel from one computer to another. Essentially, it decided to standardize these methods for data packets transfers by implementing a set of rules and regulations called IEEE 802 standards. Consequently, these standards help the industry by providing advantages such as low product cost, interoperability, and easy to manage standards, divided into many parts. Interestingly, these standard parts include everything from cabling to network standards. Of note, these IEEE standards affect only Local Area Networks (LAN) and Metropolitan Area Networks
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