Early Review of draft-ietf-6man-rfc4291bis-06

Request Review of draft-ietf-6man-rfc4291bis
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 09)
Type Early Review
Team Internet Area Directorate (intdir)
Deadline 2017-01-19
Requested 2017-01-04
Requested by Suresh Krishnan
Authors Bob Hinden, Steve Deering
Draft last updated 2017-01-10
Completed reviews Intdir Early review of -06 by Brian Haberman (diff)
Secdir Last Call review of -07 by Rich Salz (diff)
Genart Last Call review of -07 by Robert Sparks (diff)
Opsdir Last Call review of -07 by Menachem Dodge (diff)
Rtgdir Last Call review of -07 by John Drake (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Brian Haberman
State Completed
Review review-ietf-6man-rfc4291bis-06-intdir-early-haberman-2017-01-10
Reviewed rev. 06 (document currently at 09)
Review result Ready with Nits
Review completed: 2017-01-10


I just have a few comments/questions on this draft. Overall, it is in pretty good shape...

1. Section 2.2.3 looks like a complete re-production of RFC 5952, but I don't see a reference to 5952. Is the intent to deprecate 5952 since its content is now contained within 4291bis?

2. Section 2.6.1 captures some information about reserved IPv6 multicast addresses, but not all of them. I think it would be beneficial to point to the IPv6 Multicast Address Allocation registry maintained by IANA, much like the way Section 2.3 points to the IANA registries.

3. Also in Section 2.6.1, the names of reserved addresses, like "All Nodes Addresses", were made all lowercase. Was that intentional? Given that IANA refers to them with capitalization, it would seem that we need to be consistent. So, I would either retain the capitalization in this document or ensure that Section 3 directs IANA to update the names in the registries.