Last Call Review of draft-ietf-core-dev-urn-08

Request Review of draft-ietf-core-dev-urn
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 10)
Type Last Call Review
Team Ops Directorate (opsdir)
Deadline 2020-12-02
Requested 2020-11-18
Authors Jari Arkko, Cullen Jennings, Zach Shelby
Draft last updated 2020-11-30
Completed reviews Secdir Last Call review of -08 by Brian Weis (diff)
Genart Last Call review of -08 by Christer Holmberg (diff)
Opsdir Last Call review of -08 by Dan Romascanu (diff)
Iotdir Telechat review of -09 by Dave Thaler (diff)
Iotdir Telechat review of -09 by Russ Housley (diff)
Genart Telechat review of -09 by Christer Holmberg (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Dan Romascanu 
State Completed
Review review-ietf-core-dev-urn-08-opsdir-lc-romascanu-2020-11-30
Posted at
Reviewed rev. 08 (document currently at 10)
Review result Ready
Review completed: 2020-11-30


This informational document describes a new Uniform Resource Name (URN) namespace for hardware device identifiers. URNs can be easily passed along in an application that needs the information, as it fits in protocols mechanisms that are designed to carry URNs. This URNs usage is  an alternative to Universally Unique IDentifiers (UUIDs) for cases where it is important that the identifiers are as simple as possible and where additional requirements on stable storage, real-time clocks, and identifier length can be prohibitive. 

The document is short and clear. There is no significant impact form an operational or manageability point of view. It is useful for network operators to read Section 4 (DEV URN Subtypes) which can provide useful information for operational actions or troubleshooting. 

This document is READY from an OPS-DIR perspective.