Early Review of draft-ietf-dhc-relay-server-security-02

Team Internet Area Directorate (intdir)
Title Early Review of draft-ietf-dhc-relay-server-security-02
Request Early - requested 2017-01-18
Reviewer Jouni Korhonen
Review result Not Ready
Posted at https://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/msg/int-dir/bzJQXqsS5vvXCk98pY7-gMzR1J8
Last updated 2017-01-25


Disclaimer: I have not followed recent DHC discussions to the extent that the existence this document was new to me.


My issues with the document are the following. First, it actually updates a great deal of RFC3315 (Section 21.1) while there is RFC3315bis in progress. Why the DHCPv6 part of this document is not directly contributed to RFC3315bis work? There's even author overlap so there must be a good reason. Second, if there is a reason to keep the content of this document separate from RFC3315 body of work, at least this specification should then target to update RFC3315bis and not RFC3315.

Other smaller nits:

o This document updates both RFC3315(bis) and RFC1542. Those are not reflected in the document title page and abstract. 

o I would separate the new recommendation text for DHCPv4 and DHCPv6 into their own respective section. Having just a one-liner statement "also applies to DHCPv4 [RFC1542].." is kind of confusing in a middle of very DHCPv6 specific text. I recon the DHCPv4 section would be short, but definitely more clear in that way.

o Although it should be obvious, but I would explicitly point it out in the Security Considerations that the security model here is hop-by-hop. If there are multiple relays then there will be multiple IPsec tunnels as well.

o Section 14:  s/section 14,/Section 14,