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Last Call Review of draft-ietf-alto-cdni-request-routing-alto-16

Request Review of draft-ietf-alto-cdni-request-routing-alto
Requested revision No specific revision (document currently at 22)
Type Last Call Review
Team General Area Review Team (Gen-ART) (genart)
Deadline 2021-08-30
Requested 2021-08-16
Authors Jan Seedorf , Y. Richard Yang , Kevin J. Ma , Jon Peterson , Jingxuan Zhang
I-D last updated 2021-08-19
Completed reviews Artart Last Call review of -16 by Thomas Fossati (diff)
Genart Last Call review of -16 by Russ Housley (diff)
Secdir Last Call review of -17 by Klaas Wierenga (diff)
Intdir Telechat review of -17 by Donald E. Eastlake 3rd (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Russ Housley
State Completed
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Reviewed revision 16 (document currently at 22)
Result Almost ready
Completed 2021-08-19
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Document: draft-ietf-alto-cdni-request-routing-alto-16
Reviewer: Russ Housley
Review Date: 2021-08-19
IETF LC End Date: 2021-08-30
IESG Telechat date: unknown

Summary: Almost Ready

Major Concerns:

Section 2.2, "Security" bullet: it says:

   o  Security: The identification between uCDNs and dCDNs is an
      important requirement.  ALTO maps can be signed and hence provide
      inherent integrity protection.  Please see Section 8.

Section 8 does not talk about digital signatures.  Please add this
discussion to Section 8.  In addition, if the digital signature is done
well, it would provide both authentication and integrity protection.

Section 5.6, 3rd paragraph after bullets:  I do not understand the
second MUST statement in this paragraph.  The sentence seems to contain
a mix of defining the superset and a MUST statement.  I cannot suggest
a rewording.

Minor Concerns:

Section 1:  I think that the Introduction would be improved by
stating very early that this document specifies an extension of the
base ALTO protocol.

Section 4.2.4 includes:

     data:     "/cdni-advertisement/capabilities-with-footprints
     data:     "value": "germany"

Since Section says that a countrycode domain is encoded
as an ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code in lowercase, I was surprised to see
"germany" in this example.


General: Sometimes this document says "ALTO" and other times it says
"The ALTO protocol". Please be consistent.

Abstract: I think the Abstract can be improved.  I suggest:

   The Content Delivery Networks Interconnection (CDNI) framework in
   RFC 6707 defines a set of protocols to interconnect CDNs to achieve
   multiple goals, including extending the reach of a given CDN.  A CDNI
   Request Routing Footprint & Capabilities Advertisement interface
   (FCI) is needed to achieve the goals of a CDNI.  RFC 8008 defines
   precisely the semantics of FCI and provides guidelines on the FCI
   protocol, but the exact protocol is specified.  This document
   specifies a FCI protocol as an extension to the Application-Layer
   Traffic Optimization (ALTO) protocol, and it follows the guidelines
   in RFC 8008.  

Section 2.1, 4th bullet: please remove "(" and ")" in this text:
"... prefix set (or ASN, respectively)."

Section 2.1, last bullet: s/prior agreed/previously agreed/

Section 2.1, last bullet: s/uCDN (upstream CDN)/uCDN/

Section 2.2, bullets:  Please pick one style and use it for all of the
bullets.  Some end with "(see Section X).", and others end with
"Please see Section X.".  Please be consistent.

Section 2.2, 1st bullet: please make two bullets, one for
Application Layer-oriented, and another for CDNI.

Section 7.1, Table 1: Please adjust the table so that the media subtype
is not split across two lines.  Without changing the column widths, I

   | Type           | Subtype                 | Specification          |
   | application    | alto-cdni+json          | Section 3 of RFCthis   |
   |                |                         |                        |
   | application    | alto-cdnifilter+json    | Section 5 of RFCthis   |
   |                |                         |                        |

   [RFC Editor: Please replace RFCthis with the published RFC number for
   this document.]