Last Call Review of draft-ietf-idr-tunnel-encaps-19

Request Review of draft-ietf-idr-tunnel-encaps
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 22)
Type Last Call Review
Team General Area Review Team (Gen-ART) (genart)
Deadline 2020-10-01
Requested 2020-09-17
Authors Keyur Patel, Gunter Van de Velde, Srihari Sangli, John Scudder
Draft last updated 2020-10-02
Completed reviews Rtgdir Last Call review of -19 by Harish Sitaraman (diff)
Genart Last Call review of -19 by Gyan Mishra (diff)
Tsvart Last Call review of -19 by Brian Trammell (diff)
Opsdir Last Call review of -19 by Jouni Korhonen (diff)
Secdir Last Call review of -20 by Scott Kelly (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Gyan Mishra 
State Completed
Review review-ietf-idr-tunnel-encaps-19-genart-lc-mishra-2020-10-02-2
Posted at
Reviewed rev. 19 (document currently at 22)
Review result Ready
Review completed: 2020-10-02


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Document: draft-ietf-idr-tunnel-encaps-??
Reviewer: Gyan Mishra
Review Date: 2020-10-02
IETF LC End Date: 2020-10-01
IESG Telechat date: Not scheduled for a telechat

   This draft updates RFC 5512 is which was never used in production.  
    This document deprecates the original RFC 5512 
   Encapsulation SAFI used for GRE encapsulation type only and defined extended community attributes  (which has never been used in production) , and
   specifies semantics for the attribute when it is carried in UPDATEs
   of certain other SAFIs.  This document adds support for additional
   Tunnel Types, and allows a remote tunnel endpoint address to be
   specified for each tunnel.  This document also provides support for
   specifying fields of any inner or outer encapsulations that may be
   used by a particular tunnel.

This document is well written and clearly defines all the tunnel encapsulation attributes that exist today. 
This draft modification of the usage of the tunnel encapsulation attribute is backwards compatible so does not impact the existing deployments of the tunnel encapsulation types such as vxlan,vxlan GPE, NVGRE, MPLS over GRE, L2TPV3.  

Major issues:

Minor issues:
Is tunnel type RFC 7510 MPLS over UDP supported.  Also RFC 8663 SR-MPLS over IP for SRv6 and SR-MPLS interoperability where MPLS over GRE RFC 4023 is used or RFC 7510 MPLS over UDP and outer encapsulation is IPv6 for SRv6 forwarding plane to tunnel SR-MPLS.

Nits/editorial comments:
As this update is backwards compatible to tunnel encapsulation attributes deployed today is there any code upgrade for vendor implementation required now for router vendors to support the new encapsulation attributes TLV and Sub TLVs and extended community attributes defined with this draft.