Last Call Review of draft-ietf-dhc-mac-assign-07

Request Review of draft-ietf-dhc-mac-assign
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 09)
Type Last Call Review
Team Security Area Directorate (secdir)
Deadline 2020-05-19
Requested 2020-05-05
Authors Bernie Volz, Tomek Mrugalski, Carlos Bernardos
Draft last updated 2020-06-08
Completed reviews Intdir Last Call review of -06 by Tatuya Jinmei (diff)
Iotdir Last Call review of -06 by Jaime Jimenez (diff)
Iotdir Last Call review of -06 by Samita Chakrabarti (diff)
Secdir Last Call review of -07 by Sean Turner (diff)
Genart Last Call review of -06 by Roni Even (diff)
Opsdir Last Call review of -06 by Tianran Zhou (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Sean Turner 
State Completed
Review review-ietf-dhc-mac-assign-07-secdir-lc-turner-2020-06-08
Posted at
Reviewed rev. 07 (document currently at 09)
Review result Has Nits
Review completed: 2020-06-08


Hi! I reviewed this draft, the directorate reviews, and the IESG discuss/comments (and skimmed draft-ietf-dhc-slap-quadrant).

This draft is about using DHCP to avoid collisions in certain environments where randomized MAC addresses are used, e.g., huuuuge virtualization deployments.

1. It is interesting to note that the actual probability of collisions is not included in the draft. (ah I guess Ben noted this too)
2. I'd echo Barry's comment about adding something about what the consequences of multiple devices using the same MAC address.
3. Is it worth adding at least an informative reference to some DoS mitigation techniques?