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Last Call Review of draft-ietf-hip-rfc4843-bis-05

Request Review of draft-ietf-hip-rfc4843-bis
Requested revision No specific revision (document currently at 08)
Type Last Call Review
Team Ops Directorate (opsdir)
Deadline 2014-06-24
Requested 2014-06-02
Authors Julien Laganier , Francis Dupont
I-D last updated 2014-06-27
Completed reviews Genart Last Call review of -05 by Suresh Krishnan (diff)
Opsdir Last Call review of -05 by Susan Hares (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Susan Hares
State Completed
Request Last Call review on draft-ietf-hip-rfc4843-bis by Ops Directorate Assigned
Reviewed revision 05 (document currently at 08)
Result Ready
Completed 2014-06-27
Status:  Ready

Editorial Status: Easily read

Technical Review comments:

The reviewer prefers the honest description of this document on


Why HIP Orchid v2 address forms are being requested,


Why the HIP Orchid v1 address cannot be used, and


Design choices for the prefix forms,


Why this address must be added to an ACL list to keep it from being routable by
IPv6-capable routing (IPv6-only, IPv4/IPv6) instead of hidden “default”,


Why this is needed for migrating IPv6 APIs that utilize this feature, and


The indication that groups are implementing using this work.

Congratulations and Kudos to the authors for boldly stating the necessary
design issues prior to asking for addresses.   This draft clearly states why
this is useful to obtain a portion of the Special Purpose address space.

Technical/Administrative issue:

 The IANA text for section 6 clearly identifies the IANA registry.  However,
 I’m not clear about the form IANA wants to review the entry for this table:

The authors should verify with IANA that the form of their IANA consideration
sections is as IANA wants to see it.

Editorial Nit Comments (should fix, but not required)

Section 5 paragraph 2


“Therefore, the present design allows to use different hash functions to be
used per given Context ID for constructing ORCHIDs from input bit strings. “


“Therefore, the present design allows the use of different hash functions per

Given Context ID for constructing ORCHIDS for input bit strings.”

Grammatical note for Julien and Francis:  Old sentences utilizes the infinitive
form (to use/to be used) without having any real verb.  Since this is a
specification going with the present tense verb provides a precise definition.