Last Call Review of draft-ietf-dots-signal-channel-31

Request Review of draft-ietf-dots-signal-channel
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 41)
Type Last Call Review
Team Transport Area Review Team (tsvart)
Deadline 2019-03-19
Requested 2019-03-05
Authors Tirumaleswar Reddy.K, Mohamed Boucadair, Prashanth Patil, Andrew Mortensen, Nik Teague
Draft last updated 2019-03-31
Completed reviews Tsvart Last Call review of -31 by Yoshifumi Nishida (diff)
Secdir Last Call review of -30 by Stephen Farrell (diff)
Genart Last Call review of -30 by Ines Robles (diff)
Opsdir Last Call review of -31 by Menachem Dodge (diff)
Secdir Telechat review of -31 by Stephen Farrell (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Yoshifumi Nishida 
State Completed Snapshot
Review review-ietf-dots-signal-channel-31-tsvart-lc-nishida-2019-03-31
Reviewed rev. 31 (document currently at 41)
Review result Almost Ready
Review completed: 2019-03-31


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Summary: This document is almost ready for publication, but it will be better to clarify the following points.

1:   "it is out of scope of this document to specify the behavior to be followed by a DOTS client to send DOTS requests when multiple
        DOTS servers are provisioned."

      I'm not sure why it is out of scope. Does it bring a certain complexities to the protocol? 
     Or, does it simply mean it is up to implementations?

2:   "The DOTS client periodically repeats the mechanism to discover whether DOTS signal 
        channel messages with DTLS over UDP becomes available from the DOTS server.."
       -> Does this mean DOTS clients will not repeat this when it already has DTLS over UDP connection? 
           What about if the client has DTLS over UDPv4? Does it try to check DTLS over UDPv6?
           Also, is this logic MAY or SHOULD or don't want to specify?

3:   "DOTS agents SHOULD follow the data transmission guidelines discussed
        in Section 3.1.3 of [RFC8085] and control transmission behavior by
        not sending more than one UDP datagram per round-trip time (RTT) to
        the peer DOTS agent on average."
      ->  How about TCP connections? Do they need a similar principle such as limiting window size?