I wish to comment on the
penultimate paragraph of RFC 5066 section 3.1.3:
that the PCS port does not have to be operationally 'down'
connection to succeed. In fact, a dynamic PME addition
(and removal) MAY be implemented with an available PME
being initialized first (by setting its ifAdminStatus to
'up') and then added to an operationally 'up' PCS port, by
modifying a respective ifStackTable (and respective
In fact, PME addition to a
PCS is impossible once the PME has been initialized, because
the discovery and
aggregation phases, which are done using ITU-T G.994.1 (G.Hs), must
occur before PME training and
activation in the PME
initialization process. Once the PME
is initialized, it is impossible
to configure the
aggregation on the peer pme (IEEE 802.3 2008 61.4.7).
I would much welcome a
clarification on this paragraph.