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Early Review of draft-ietf-idr-bfd-subcode-04

Request Review of draft-ietf-idr-bfd-subcode
Requested revision No specific revision (document currently at 05)
Type Early Review
Team Security Area Directorate (secdir)
Deadline 2022-11-05
Requested 2022-09-30
Requested by Keyur Patel
Authors Jeffrey Haas
I-D last updated 2022-10-30
Completed reviews Secdir Early review of -04 by Melinda Shore (diff)
Rtgdir Early review of -03 by Mohamed Boucadair (diff)
Genart Last Call review of -04 by Elwyn B. Davies (diff)
Please review and provide your comments!
Assignment Reviewer Melinda Shore
State Completed Snapshot
Review review-ietf-idr-bfd-subcode-04-secdir-early-shore-2022-10-30
Posted at
Reviewed revision 04 (document currently at 05)
Result Has issues
Completed 2022-10-30
This draft defines a subcode for the BFD "Cease" message, for "BFD Down."  The
document is succinct and clearly written, but the security considerations are a
bit too succinct, consisting only of the single sentence "This document
introduces no additional BGP security considerations."  That may well be true
(if, say, the subcode is strictly informative and the receiver does not change
its behavior on receipt of that subcode), but an additional sentence or two
explaining why that's true would be appreciated.  A nod to the security
considerations in RFC 5880 would probably be appropriate, as well as a mention
of whether or not the mechanisms defined in that document are mandatory to