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Last Call Review of draft-ietf-bfd-intervals-03

Request Review of draft-ietf-bfd-intervals
Requested revision No specific revision (document currently at 05)
Type Last Call Review
Team Ops Directorate (opsdir)
Deadline 2014-09-01
Requested 2014-08-25
Authors Nobo Akiya , Marc Binderberger , Greg Mirsky
I-D last updated 2014-09-01
Completed reviews Secdir Last Call review of -03 by Simon Josefsson (diff)
Opsdir Last Call review of -03 by Jürgen Schönwälder (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Jürgen Schönwälder
State Completed
Request Last Call review on draft-ietf-bfd-intervals by Ops Directorate Assigned
Reviewed revision 03 (document currently at 05)
Result Has nits
Completed 2014-09-01

I have reviewed this document as part of the Operational directorate's
ongoing effort to review all IETF documents being processed by the
IESG.  These comments were written primarily for the benefit of the
operational area directors.  Document editors and WG chairs should
treat these comments just like any other last call comments.

This document defines some common interval values in order to improve
the interoperability of BFD implementations supporting only a small
set of fixed intervals. The document seems to solve a relevant
operational problem. The inclusion of appendices A and B providing
some rationale is much appreciated.

Some editorial nits:

- Sec 1: I suggest to start with

    The Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) standard [RFC5880] ...

  instead of just

    The standard [RFC5880] ...

- The text sometimes uses Common intervals and sometimes common
  intervals and it remains unclear when 'common' is capitalized and
  when not. If you need to introduce a special term, I think it should
  be Common Intervals (and not just Common). But I am not sure this is
  needed, perhaps simply using lowercase is just fine.


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