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Early Review of draft-ietf-babel-hmac-00

Request Review of draft-ietf-babel-hmac
Requested revision No specific revision (document currently at 12)
Type Early Review
Team Routing Area Directorate (rtgdir)
Deadline 2018-09-24
Requested 2018-08-27
Requested by Donald E. Eastlake 3rd
Authors Clara Do , Weronika Kolodziejak , Juliusz Chroboczek
Draft last updated 2018-09-19
Completed reviews Rtgdir Early review of -00 by Mike McBride (diff)
Secdir Early review of -00 by Robert Sparks (diff)
Rtgdir Last Call review of -07 by Mike McBride (diff)
Genart Last Call review of -07 by David Schinazi (diff)
Secdir Last Call review of -07 by Robert Sparks (diff)
Opsdir Last Call review of -08 by Dan Romascanu (diff)
QA review.
Assignment Reviewer Mike McBride
State Completed
Review review-ietf-babel-hmac-00-rtgdir-early-mcbride-2018-09-19
Reviewed revision 00 (document currently at 12)
Result Has Nits
Completed 2018-09-19
I have been selected to do a routing directorate "early" review of

Document: draft-ietf-babel-hmac-00
Reviewer: Mike McBride
Review Date: 19-09-2018

Intended Status: Standards Track


I only found a few nits. Great job with the draft, especially being a 00. The
nits that should be considered:

1.      Add a Terminology section to include HMAC, Babel, PC, etc

2.      1.1 Applicability Section: "The protocol defined in this document
assumes that all interfaces on a given link are equally trusted and share a
small set of symmetric keys (usually just one, two during key rotation)."
Consider changing it to: "...(Typically one key. Two keys during a key
rotation)." Otherwise it can read as "just one or two during key rotation".

3.      4.2 Packet Transmission Section: "A Babel node may delay actually
sending TLVs by a small amount...". Consider giving an example of a small

Sound reasonable?