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Early Review of draft-ietf-idr-bgp-ls-node-admin-tag-extension-01

Request Review of draft-ietf-idr-bgp-ls-node-admin-tag-extension
Requested revision No specific revision (document currently at 03)
Type Early Review
Team Routing Area Directorate (rtgdir)
Deadline 2017-06-28
Requested 2017-06-14
Requested by Susan Hares
Authors Pushpasis Sarkar , Hannes Gredler , Stephane Litkowski
I-D last updated 2017-06-28
Completed reviews Rtgdir Early review of -01 by Les Ginsberg (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Les Ginsberg
State Completed
Request Early review on draft-ietf-idr-bgp-ls-node-admin-tag-extension by Routing Area Directorate Assigned
Reviewed revision 01 (document currently at 03)
Result Has issues
Completed 2017-06-28

 I have been selected as the Routing Directorate reviewer for this draft. The
 Routing Directorate seeks to review all routing or routing-related drafts as
 they pass through IETF last call and IESG review, and sometimes on special
 request. The purpose of the review is to provide assistance to the Routing
 ADs. For more information about the Routing Directorate, please see .

Although these comments are primarily for the use of the Routing ADs, it would
be helpful if you could consider them along with any other IETF comments that
you receive, and strive to resolve them through discussion or by updating the

Document: draft-ietf-idr-bgp-ls-node-admin-tag-extension-01
Reviewer: Les Ginsberg
Review Date: June 27, 2017
Intended Status: Standards

Summary:  The document is of modest scope - covering definition of BGP-LS
codepoints for a relatively new IGP attribute (Node Admin Tags).
While I found nothing which I would consider a major issue, there are a number
of places where the text lacks clarity. I think addressing these areas would
greatly improve the quality of the draft.

Major Issues: None

Minor Issues:

Section 1 Introduction

The acronym LSDB is not defined.

Figure 1

I have a personal dislike for duplicating text/pictures from another
spec when that spec could simply be referenced. There are only two
possible outcomes:

1)The duplicated text is redundant (best case)
2)The text differs somewhat from the original leading to possible
unintentional misinterpretations.

Suit yourself on this comment - but I would prefer the duplication be omitted.

Section 2 First paragraph

You refer to "sub-TLV" but that reference is unclear and ambiguous.
IS-IS uses a sub-TLV of Router Capability to advertise tags, but OSPF
uses a TLV of Router Info LSA.
What seems most relevant here is that you are defining a new Attribute
TLV for Node NLRI.

Section 3 Second paragraph

I do not know what the paragraph is trying to say, nor do
I know what the "TBD" in columns 4 and 5 in the following Table 1 is
meant to reference. If you are simply trying to describe the source
of the info advertised by the new BGP-LS Node attribute then you should
rewrite the above paragraph and in the figure below show:

IS-IS 242/21

Section 3.1

A description of where in the Node NLRI the area/level information can be found
(from RFC 7752) would be helpful.

Section 3.1 Penultimate Paragraph

As TAGs with "global" scope will be advertised by the IGP multiple
times (once per area/level) I assume you are asking BGP-LS advertisements
to reduce these multiple occurrences to a single occurrence? More
explicit language on that point would be helpful.

Section 3.1 Last paragraph

I recognize this statement regarding policy being used to filter what is
advertised is consistent with RFC 7752. But it would also be good to include
a statement like:

"Definition of such a policy is outside the scope of this document."

Nits: Please see attached diff file with some editorial corrections.