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Last Call Review of draft-ietf-6man-sids-03

Request Review of draft-ietf-6man-sids
Requested revision No specific revision (document currently at 06)
Type Last Call Review
Team General Area Review Team (Gen-ART) (genart)
Deadline 2023-10-27
Requested 2023-10-13
Authors Suresh Krishnan
I-D last updated 2023-10-26
Completed reviews Dnsdir Telechat review of -05 by Petr Špaček (diff)
Secdir Telechat review of -05 by Linda Dunbar (diff)
Intdir Telechat review of -05 by Juan-Carlos Zúñiga (diff)
Opsdir Last Call review of -03 by Yingzhen Qu (diff)
Secdir Last Call review of -03 by Linda Dunbar (diff)
Genart Last Call review of -03 by Reese Enghardt (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Reese Enghardt
State Completed
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Result Almost ready
Completed 2023-10-26
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Document: draft-ietf-6man-sids-03
Reviewer: Reese Enghardt
Review Date: 2023-10-26
IETF LC End Date: 2023-10-27
IESG Telechat date: Not scheduled for a telechat

Summary: The document is almost ready for publication as an Informational RFC,
pending some clarifications in the IANA Considerations and some text tweaks.

Major issues: None.

Minor issues:

The abstract does not mention that the document allocates a Global Unicast
Prefix for SIDs, which seems like a major contribution of this document. I
suggest mentioning this contribution in the abstract.

Section 1:
"SR segment endpoint nodes process a local segment present the Destination
Address of an IPv6 header." I have a hard time parsing this phrase, and I think
adding a preposition or an "-ing" somewhere would make it easier. Is this "SR
segment endpoint nodes processing a local segment present the Destination
Address of an IPv6 header." or "SR segment endpoint nodes process a local
segment which presents the Destination Address of an IPv6 header." or something

Section 3:
Are all SIDs IPv6 addresses? This section sounds like it implies that they are,
while the abstract says that they merely "resemble" IPv6 addresses. I suggest
clarifying this point in the document.

"Such a SID is assigned to a node within a prefix defined as a Locator of
length L." Does "Such a SID" refer to the previous sentence, which talks about
SIDs with L+F+A < 128? If not, what is meant by "Such a SID"?

IANA Considerations:
This document asks IANA to allocate a Global Unicast Prefix for SIDs. According
to Section 5.1 of RFC 5226, I suggest that this document explicitly identify
the namespace in which a value is to be allocated - The "Internet Protocol
Version 6 Address Space" registry has multiple prefixes marked as "Reserved by
IETF". According to RFC 3513, I assume this will be under the 1000::/4 prefix,
but I may be missing context here.

Nits/editorial comments:

Section 3:
"Please note that [BCP198] does not override the rules in [RFC4291], but merely
limits where their impact is observed" Missing full stop at the end.