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ISP IPv6 Deployment Scenarios in Broadband Access Networks
RFC 4779

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Note: This ballot was opened for revision 04 and is now closed.

Summary: Needs a YES.

[Dan Romascanu]

Comment (2006-05-25 for -)

1. In many places in the document the construct 'MIBs' is being used. The
expression that is recommended is 'MIB modules'. I suggest to do a search and
replace wherever relevant. For example in

   The current DOCSIS, PacketCable, and CableHome MIBs are already
   designed to support IPv6 objects.
   The current DOCSIS, PacketCable, and CableHome MIBs are already
   designed to support IPv6 objects.

2. In the following phrase shows up:

   An object to
   identify the IP version, InetAddressType has been added to all the
   appropriate SNMP objects related to IP address.

I suggest that a better way to describe this change is:

The Textual Convention used to represent SMIv2 objects representing IP
addresses was updated [RFC4001] and a new Textual Convention InetAddressType
was added to identify the type of the IP address used for IP address objects in
MIB modules.

3. Section refers to several MIB modules. I suggest to add appropriate
Informative References to the documents where these MIB modules are being

4. Sections 7.6, 8.6 and 9.5 include the following sentence:

The management stations are located on the core network.

The notion of a management station is not well defined. Also the phrasing may
be interpreted as having a physical topology implication. I suggest:

The management applications are running on hosts belonging to the NSP core
network domain.

5. Fig 8.2.1 - replace 802.1q by 802.1Q

6. Section 10.6 includes:

   Conceptually network management in PLC Networks should be similar to
   Broadband Ethernet Networks as described in section 8.6.  Although
   there could be a need to develop some PLC specific MIBs.

While this is probably true, the need to define MIB modules is not related to
IPv6 Network Management and this is not what this section should really focus
on. I suggest:

  The issues related to IPv6 Network Management in PLC networks should be
  similar to those discussed for Broadband Ethernet Networks in section 8.6.
  Note that there may be a need to define MIB modules for PLC networks and
  interfaces, but this is not necessarily related to IPv6 management.

[Russ Housley]

Comment (2006-05-25 for -05)


  s/come form/come from/