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Optical Network Control: Architecture, Protocols, and Standards by Debanjan Saha, Bala Rajagopalan, Greg Bernstein

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13.3. Protocols for Systems Management

There are a number of standardized protocols for conveying telecommunications management information and performing management functions. These protocols have varying levels of penetration in the industry and have differing capabilities in implementing the information models outlined earlier. The following is a brief description of the most widely used protocols. The reader may consult the references for more in-depth information.

13.3.1. Transaction Language 1

Transaction language 1 (TL1) is a command string based protocol developed by BellCore (now Telcordia) in 1984. Since it is based on ASCII string commands, it can be used both for human-to-machine communication and for machine-to-machine communication. ...

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