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draft-ietf-v6ops-rfc3330-for-ipv6-04

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2015-10-14
04 (System) Notify list changed from v6ops-chairs@ietf.org, draft-ietf-v6ops-rfc3330-for-ipv6@ietf.org to (None)
2012-08-22
04 (System) post-migration administrative database adjustment to the No Objection position for Mark Townsley
2008-08-11
(System) Posted related IPR disclosure: Ambriel Technologies, LLC's Statement about IPR related to draft-ietf-v6ops-rfc3330-for-ipv6-05
2008-04-03
04 Amy Vezza State Changes to RFC Published from RFC Ed Queue by Amy Vezza
2008-04-03
04 Amy Vezza [Note]: 'RFC 5156' added by Amy Vezza
2008-04-02
04 (System) RFC published
2008-01-24
04 (System) IANA Action state changed to RFC-Ed-Ack from Waiting on RFC Editor
2008-01-23
04 (System) IANA Action state changed to Waiting on RFC Editor from In Progress
2008-01-23
04 (System) IANA Action state changed to In Progress from Waiting on Authors
2008-01-23
04 (System) IANA Action state changed to Waiting on Authors from In Progress
2008-01-23
04 Amy Vezza State Changes to RFC Ed Queue from Approved-announcement sent by Amy Vezza
2008-01-22
04 Amy Vezza IESG state changed to Approved-announcement sent
2008-01-22
04 Amy Vezza IESG has approved the document
2008-01-22
04 Amy Vezza Closed "Approve" ballot
2008-01-22
04 (System) IANA Action state changed to In Progress
2008-01-21
04 Ron Bonica State Changes to Approved-announcement to be sent from IESG Evaluation::AD Followup by Ron Bonica
2008-01-19
04 Mark Townsley [Ballot Position Update] Position for Mark Townsley has been changed to No Objection from Discuss by Mark Townsley
2008-01-15
04 (System) Sub state has been changed to AD Follow up from New Id Needed
2008-01-15
04 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-v6ops-rfc3330-for-ipv6-04.txt
2008-01-11
04 (System) Removed from agenda for telechat - 2008-01-10
2008-01-10
04 Amy Vezza State Changes to IESG Evaluation::Revised ID Needed from IESG Evaluation by Amy Vezza
2008-01-10
04 Russ Housley [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded by Russ Housley
2008-01-10
04 Magnus Westerlund [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded by Magnus Westerlund
2008-01-10
04 Mark Townsley
[Ballot discuss]
An excellent document to have, and these should be able to be cleared quickly.

What about ORCHID addresses? At first, I thought they …
[Ballot discuss]
An excellent document to have, and these should be able to be cleared quickly.

What about ORCHID addresses? At first, I thought they were not listed as they are a part of the (iana-ipv6-special-registry), along with TEREDO. However, TEREDO is listed. So, is there an oversight here?

There are no IANA considerations listed. Why wouldn't the (iana-ipv6-special-registry)  pick up some of the address ranges which are "are not guaranteed routability in any particular local or global context" listed in this document?

This is an operations document, and I have read that it is intended mostly as filtering advice for BGP tables. I'm a little worried that some IPv6 stack implementors might look at this document and hardcode it into their stacks, undoubtedly in an inconsistent manner, without sufficient warning not to even try. I think that a few sentences as an applicability statement in the document could help deter this.
2008-01-10
04 Mark Townsley [Ballot Position Update] New position, Discuss, has been recorded by Mark Townsley
2008-01-10
04 Chris Newman [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded by Chris Newman
2008-01-10
04 Jari Arkko [Ballot Position Update] New position, Yes, has been recorded by Jari Arkko
2008-01-10
04 Cullen Jennings [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded by Cullen Jennings
2008-01-10
04 Ross Callon [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded by Ross Callon
2008-01-09
04 David Ward [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded by David Ward
2008-01-09
04 Tim Polk [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded by Tim Polk
2008-01-08
04 Amanda Baber IANA Evaluation comments:

As described in the IANA Considerations section, we understand
this document to have NO IANA Actions.
2008-01-08
04 Lars Eggert [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded by Lars Eggert
2008-01-04
04 Ron Bonica Placed on agenda for telechat - 2008-01-10 by Ron Bonica
2007-12-28
04 Ron Bonica State Changes to IESG Evaluation from Waiting for Writeup by Ron Bonica
2007-12-28
04 Ron Bonica [Ballot Position Update] New position, Yes, has been recorded for Ronald Bonica
2007-12-28
04 Ron Bonica Ballot has been issued by Ron Bonica
2007-12-28
04 Ron Bonica Created "Approve" ballot
2007-12-28
04 (System) Ballot writeup text was added
2007-12-28
04 (System) Last call text was added
2007-12-28
04 (System) Ballot approval text was added
2007-12-28
04 Ron Bonica State Changes to Waiting for Writeup from Publication Requested by Ron Bonica
2007-12-18
04 Dinara Suleymanova
PROTO Write-up

> (1.a) Who is the Document Shepherd for this document?

Fred Baker

> Has the Document Shepherd personally reviewed this version of the …
PROTO Write-up

> (1.a) Who is the Document Shepherd for this document?

Fred Baker

> Has the Document Shepherd personally reviewed this version of the
> document and, in particular, does he or she believe this version is
> ready for forwarding to the IESG for publication?


I have read the document, and believe that it is ready for publication.

> (1.b) Has the document had adequate review both from key WG members
> and from key non-WG members? Does the Document Shepherd have any
> concerns about the depth or breadth of the reviews that have been
> performed?


This document encompasses recommendations that have come forward in
various documents and are accumulated together here. It has
experienced extensive review and update, as evidenced in its -03
numbering and the long list of names in its acknowledgements. It also
builds on the experience in IPv4 with RFC 3330, which has similar
provisions for similar address usages.

In addition, it doesn't actually specify new addresses or address
usage. What it does is point to various RFCs (4291, 3056, 3964, etc)
where different address usages are specified and bring them into one
place where an operator can deal with them without extensive research.

> (1.c) Does the Document Shepherd have concerns that the document
> needs more review from a particular or broader perspective, e.g.,
> security, operational complexity, someone familiar with AAA,
> internationalization or XML?


No. In earlier versions there were some controversial
recommendations, but these have been removed to make the document a
clear example of consensus guidance.

> (1.d) Does the Document Shepherd have any specific concerns or
> issues with this document that the Responsible Area Director and/or
> the IESG should be aware of? For example, perhaps he or she is
> uncomfortable with certain parts of the document, or has concerns
> whether there really is a need for it. In any event, if the WG has
> discussed those issues and has indicated that it still wishes to
> advance the document, detail those concerns here. Has an IPR
> disclosure related to this document been filed? If so, please
> include a reference to the disclosure and summarize the WG
> discussion and conclusion on this issue.


One could argue that there was no need for RFC 3330, as the address
usages it specified were all called out in other documents. However,
that would force the network operator to review all possible RFCs and
hope he hit all the right cases. Similarly here. I believe that the
document is needed, for the same reason that RFC 3330 is needed - to
pull into one place the information a network operator needs on this
topic.

> (1.e) How solid is the WG consensus behind this document? Does it
> represent the strong concurrence of a few individuals, with others
> being silent, or does the WG as a whole understand and agree with it?


There is strong working group consensus across a fairly broad
operational spectrum.

> (1.f) Has anyone threatened an appeal or otherwise indicated
> extreme discontent? If so, please summarise the areas of conflict
> in separate email messages to the Responsible Area Director. (It
> should be in a separate email because this questionnaire is entered
> into the ID Tracker.)


no

> (1.g) Has the Document Shepherd personally verified that the
> document satisfies all ID nits? (See http://www.ietf.org/ID-
> Checklist.html and http://tools.ietf.org/tools/idnits/).
> Boilerplate checks are not enough; this check needs to be thorough.
> Has the document met all formal review criteria it needs to, such
> as the MIB Doctor, media type and URI type reviews?


the document includes two informational references to RFCs that are
obsolete - it mentions RFCs 1897, 2471, and 3701, which successively
obsolete each other. This is included for historical purposes, to whit:

5f00::/8 were the addresses of the first instance of the 6bone
experimental network [RFC1897].

3ffe::/16 were the addresses of the second instance of the 6bone
experimental network [RFC2471].

Both 5f00::/8 and 3ffe::/16 were returned to IANA [RFC3701]. These
addresses are subject to future allocation, similar to current
unallocated address space. Addresses within this block should not
appear on the public Internet until they are reallocated.

[RFC1897] Hinden, R. and J. Postel, "IPv6 Testing Address
Allocation", RFC 1897, January 1996.

[RFC2471] Hinden, R., Fink, R., and J. Postel, "IPv6 Testing
Address
Allocation", RFC 2471, December 1998.

[RFC3701] Fink, R. and R. Hinden, "6bone (IPv6 Testing Address
Allocation) Phaseout", RFC 3701, March 2004.

> (1.h) Has the document split its references into normative and
> informative?

yes it has

> Are there normative references to documents that are not ready for
> advancement or are otherwise in an unclear state? If such normative
> references exist, what is the strategy for their completion? Are
> there normative references that are downward references, as
> described in [RFC3967]? If so, list these downward references to
> support the Area Director in the Last Call procedure for them
> [RFC3967].

All of the references are to published RFCs.

> (1.i) Has the Document Shepherd verified that the document IANA
> consideration section exists and is consistent with the body of the
> document? If the document specifies protocol extensions, are
> reservations requested in appropriate IANA registries? Are the IANA
> registries clearly identified? If the document creates a new
> registry, does it define the proposed initial contents of the
> registry and an allocation procedure for future registrations? Does
> it suggest a reasonable name for the new registry? See [RFC2434].
> If the document describes an Expert Review process has Shepherd
> conferred with the Responsible Area Director so that the IESG can
> appoint the needed Expert during the IESG Evaluation?

This document has no actions for IANA, and its IANA considerations
say as much.

> (1.j) Has the Document Shepherd verified that sections of the
> document that are written in a formal language, such as XML code,
> BNF rules, MIB definitions, etc., validate correctly in an
> automated checker?


The document contains no formal language of that type. We could
discuss boilerplate :-)

> (1.k) The IESG approval announcement includes a Document
> Announcement Write-Up. Please provide such a Document Announcement
> Write-Up? Recent examples can be found in the "Action"
> announcements for approved documents. The approval announcement
> contains the following sections:


> Technical Summary: Relevant content can frequently be found in the
> abstract and/or introduction of the document. If not, this may be
> an indication that there are deficiencies in the abstract or
> introduction.


The abstract reads:

This document describes the global and other specialized IPv6
address
blocks.It does not address IPv6 address space assigned to operators
and users through the Regional Internet Registries. These
descriptions are useful for route and IP filtering, for
documentation
and other purposes.

> Working Group Summary: Was there anything in WG process that is
> worth noting? For example, was there controversy about particular
> points or were there decisions where the consensus was particularly
> rough?

The big thing to note was the level of review and the willingness of
Marc to respond to the review.

> Document Quality: Are there existing implementations of the
> protocol? Have a significant number of vendors indicated their plan
> to implement the specification? Are there any reviewers that merit
> special mention as having done a thorough review, e.g., one that
> resulted in important changes or a conclusion that the document had
> no substantive issues? If there was a MIB Doctor, Media Type or
> other expert review, what was its course (briefly)? In the case of
> a Media Type review, on what date was the request posted?


This is not a protocol; it is in essence a BGP policy filtering
recommendation. It is fairly widely implemented in IPv6 networks.



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-- Obsolete informational reference (is this intentional?): RFC 1897
(Obsoleted by RFC 2471)

-- Obsolete informational reference (is this intentional?): RFC 2471
(Obsoleted by RFC 3701)


Summary: 0 errors (**), 0 warnings (==), 2 comments (--).
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2007-12-03
04 Dinara Suleymanova Draft Added by Dinara Suleymanova in state Publication Requested
2007-10-05
03 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-v6ops-rfc3330-for-ipv6-03.txt
2007-10-04
02 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-v6ops-rfc3330-for-ipv6-02.txt
2007-07-12
01 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-v6ops-rfc3330-for-ipv6-01.txt
2007-03-22
00 (System) New version available: draft-ietf-v6ops-rfc3330-for-ipv6-00.txt