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Telechat Review of draft-ietf-netext-pd-pmip-12

Request Review of draft-ietf-netext-pd-pmip
Requested revision No specific revision (document currently at 14)
Type Telechat Review
Team Ops Directorate (opsdir)
Deadline 2013-11-19
Requested 2013-11-11
Authors Xingyue Zhou , Jouni Korhonen , Carl Williams , Sri Gundavelli , Carlos J. Bernardos
I-D last updated 2013-11-20
Completed reviews Genart Last Call review of -11 by Martin Thomson (diff)
Genart Telechat review of -12 by Martin Thomson (diff)
Opsdir Telechat review of -12 by Kiran K. Chittimaneni (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Kiran K. Chittimaneni
State Completed
Request Telechat review on draft-ietf-netext-pd-pmip by Ops Directorate Assigned
Reviewed revision 12 (document currently at 14)
Result Has issues
Completed 2013-11-20

As a member of the Operations Directorate, I have reviewed the following draft
 for it's operational impact. I hope these comments are clear and useful.

Prefix Delegation Support for Proxy Mobile IPv6 (Intended Status: Standards

This specification defines extensions to the Proxy Mobile IPv6 protocol for
allowing a mobile router in a Proxy Mobile IPv6 domain to obtain IP prefixes
for its attached mobile networks using DHCPv6 prefix delegation.

From an operational perspective, the document discusses various deployment
scenarios/models and explains, in detail, the operation of each which is very

However, the document doesn't provide much guidance in general in terms of
logging/reporting. For e.g., in Section 5.1.2 Signaling Considerations - Is
there a mechanism to inform the mobile router with some status in the event
that the MAG receives a REQUESTED_DMNP_IN_USE or

Also, in some cases  it is not clear if packets should be silently discarded
(e.g. section 5.1.4 Packet Forwarding) or logged and discarded. I'd imagine
that the latter might be beneficial from an operational point of view. Not sure
if there was any discussion regarding this.

Here are some minor nits:

In Section 1.

"In this context, the mobility management support that is enabled for an
individual IP host, which is the mobile node."

The sentence doesn't read well. Guessing that the word 'that' doesn't belong in
this sentence.

"The mobility entities in the PMIPv6 network provide network-based mobility
management support for those delegated prefixes just as it is supported for an
home address."


Figure 3.

Message 10 - s/DNMP/DMNP

Section 5.2.2

"If the Proxy Binding Update message includes one or more Delegated Mobile
Network Prefix options, but either the local mobility anchor is not configured
to support Delegated Prefix support, then the local mobility anchor will ignore
the option(s) and process the rest of the option as specified in [RFC5213]."

Not sure if there was an 'or' statement to follow the 'either'. It seems to me
that there is just one condition - the LMA is not configured to support
Delegated Prefix.