Last Call Review of draft-ietf-mpls-retire-ach-tlv-02
review-ietf-mpls-retire-ach-tlv-02-secdir-lc-melnikov-2013-08-08-00

Request Review of draft-ietf-mpls-retire-ach-tlv
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 03)
Type Last Call Review
Team Security Area Directorate (secdir)
Deadline 2013-07-31
Requested 2013-07-18
Other Reviews Genart Last Call review of -02 by Pete McCann (diff)
Review State Completed
Reviewer Alexey Melnikov
Review review-ietf-mpls-retire-ach-tlv-02-secdir-lc-melnikov-2013-08-08
Posted at http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/secdir/current/msg04136.html
Reviewed rev. 02 (document currently at 03)
Review result Ready
Draft last updated 2013-08-08
Review completed: 2013-08-08

Review
review-ietf-mpls-retire-ach-tlv-02-secdir-lc-melnikov-2013-08-08

I reviewed this document as part of the security directorate's ongoing 


effort to review all IETF documents being processed by the IESG.  These 


comments were written primarily for the benefit of the security area 


directors.  Document editors and WG chairs should treat these comments 


just like any other last call comments.






This document updates RFC 5586 by retiring ACH TLVs (an MPLS 


extensibility mechanism) and removing the associated IANA registry.






The Security Considerations section states that by removing an unused 


feature of MPLS security of implementations is improved. I tend to 


agree, simplicity is a good thing.






It also states that the removed feature can be used to secure messages 


on the G-ACh in a generic way, but that no such mechanism was proposed 


so far. I think this is a fair comment.






I think the Security Considerations section is quite reasonable for this 


document. I don't have any issues with this document.