Updates to LDP for IPv6

Note: This ballot was opened for revision 15 and is now closed.

(Alia Atlas) (was Discuss) Yes

Comment (2015-02-12 for -16)
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Thanks for handling my concerns

(Adrian Farrel) Yes

(Jari Arkko) No Objection

(Richard Barnes) No Objection

(Benoît Claise) No Objection

(Alissa Cooper) No Objection

(Spencer Dawkins) No Objection

(Stephen Farrell) No Objection

(Brian Haberman) No Objection

Comment (2015-02-02 for -15)
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I agree with Joel's (Tim's) question on why a 5036bis was not created.  Strictly from a writing perspective, that approach seems straightforward and would make a single LDP specification.  But, this is a non-blocking comment and I will happy as long as this information gets published in some fashion.

(Joel Jaeggli) No Objection

Comment (2015-02-02 for -15)
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From Tim Chown's opsdir review. I would like to discuss the possiblility of appendix coving the changes mad by this document or what seems like a minor effort to make this the wholesale replacement of 5036.

this does not rise to the level of a discuss, who knows we may get there. Thanks.

From Tim Chown: 

I have reviewed this document as part of the Operational directorate's
ongoing effort to review all IETF documents being processed by the
IESG. These comments were written with the intent of improving the
operational aspects of the IETF drafts. Comments that are not addressed
in last call may be included in AD reviews during the IESG review.
Document editors and WG chairs should treat these comments just like
any other last call comments.

Summary: this document is Ready with Issues.

This document describes updates to the Label Distribution Protocol as
described in RFC 5036 (and GTSM elements in RFC 6720), to clarify and
correct the described or implied behaviour in IPv4-only, IPv6-only and 
dual-stack deployments.


* This draft describes a number of ambiguities in particular in dual-stack
behaviour, with at least eight such issues being listed in section 1. When
reading this draft, in conjunction with RFC 5036, I personally find it quite
tricky to apply the updated rules/guidance described here to the existing
text in RFC 5036, due to the rather patchy nature of the document. I would 
therefore suggest that the authors consider a complete revision to 
RFC 5036 (as happened from RFC 3036), rather than having the 
clarifications / corrections ‘dangling’ in this additional text. I appreciate
that such a revision may be considered overkill, so at the very least this 
document should include a clear list of changes / updates, perhaps as 
an appendix.

* The general principles of the dual-stack / IPv4 / IPv6 operation should
be stated early in the document - these are conveyed piece by piece as 
you read through the document, but it would be helpful to have them 
clearly stated up front. 

* There is an amount of repetition through the document. I suspect that in
the 15 revisions there have been changes made which have caused this.
If the document progresses as a standalone document, this should be 
corrected where possible.  As it stands, the document feels disjoint in 
places, and doesn’t flow anywhere near as well as it could.


* The specification language section (section 2) should be moved earlier in 
the document, given abbreviations described therein are used prior to their

* In 5.1 may wish to mention the IANA registry for IPv6 multicast addresses

* Last para of 5.1 - why are IPv6 LDP link Hellos to be transmitted first?
It would be useful to state the reason.

* There are various places in the draft that talk about address selection,
e.g. in 5.1 and in 5.2; I think these are all consistent with RFC 6724, so 
perhaps that RFC should be used / cited here?

* The set of rules in 6.1 repeats some parts of the earlier sections, but not
entirely, e.g. the rule in the last para of 5.1 is not included in 6.1. 

* In 6.1.1, para 2, state here that this inclusion of the new TLV is a MUST;
this is currently only stated a further page on.

* In 6.1.1 point 3a) this is a little confusing because earlier the document 
talks about sending both IPv4 and IPv6 Hello messages, and part c) seems
to duplicate parts a) and b) ?


(Barry Leiba) No Objection

(Ted Lemon) No Objection

(Kathleen Moriarty) No Objection

(Pete Resnick) No Objection

(Martin Stiemerling) No Objection