Last Call Review of draft-ietf-6lo-plc-05

Request Review of draft-ietf-6lo-plc
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 06)
Type Last Call Review
Team Ops Directorate (opsdir)
Deadline 2021-02-15
Requested 2021-02-01
Authors Jianqiang Hou, Bing Liu, Yong-Geun Hong, Xiaojun Tang, Charles Perkins
Draft last updated 2021-02-12
Completed reviews Tsvart Last Call review of -05 by Joseph Touch (diff)
Opsdir Last Call review of -05 by Dan Romascanu (diff)
Secdir Last Call review of -05 by Robert Sparks (diff)
Genart Last Call review of -05 by Meral Shirazipour (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Dan Romascanu 
State Completed
Review review-ietf-6lo-plc-05-opsdir-lc-romascanu-2021-02-12
Posted at
Reviewed rev. 05 (document currently at 06)
Review result Has Issues
Review completed: 2021-02-12


This document describes how IPv6 packets are transported over constrained Power Line Communication (PLC) networks. It is a clear and well-written document and its content is relevant for all operators that will have such networks under their administration. I have however one concern that I would suggest the OPS AD to clarify before approving this document. There is no mention in the document of the operational and manageability aspects. How will these networks be managed, monitored, troubleshooted?  Which existing OAM protocols and procedures apply and will extensions be needed? Are there / will there be any new new interface types ("ifType" values) required as per RFC 8892? Maybe other documents exist in the IEEE or ITU-T that document these aspects - if so it would be useful to reference them. If other documents are in planning in the IETF on this respect - please clarify.