Last Call Review of draft-ietf-ntp-bcp-07
review-ietf-ntp-bcp-07-genart-lc-sparks-2018-10-03-00

Request Review of draft-ietf-ntp-bcp
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 12)
Type Last Call Review
Team General Area Review Team (Gen-ART) (genart)
Deadline 2018-10-08
Requested 2018-09-24
Other Reviews Secdir Last Call review of -07 by Scott Kelly (diff)
Genart Telechat review of -10 by Robert Sparks (diff)
Review State Completed
Reviewer Robert Sparks
Review review-ietf-ntp-bcp-07-genart-lc-sparks-2018-10-03
Posted at https://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/msg/gen-art/IiNF3d-DAfBR0NFmwTZfb-Umo5g
Reviewed rev. 07 (document currently at 12)
Review result Ready
Draft last updated 2018-10-03
Review completed: 2018-10-03

Review
review-ietf-ntp-bcp-07-genart-lc-sparks-2018-10-03

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Document: draft-ietf-ntp-bcp-07
Reviewer: Robert Sparks
Review Date: 2018-10-03
IETF LC End Date: 2018-10-08
IESG Telechat date: Not scheduled for a telechat

Summary: Ready for publication as a BCP

I don't want to start another "What is a BCP" fight, but I think this document would serve the purpose it wants to serve just as well if it were Informational. I don't object to proceeding as BCP though.

I found the tone a little unusual (as other reviewers have commented on) as did one of the people who operates large systems but doesn't regularly participate in the IETF that I asked to skim this. That said, I didn't find it's lack of precision in places to be dangerous. If there's appetite to improve it, please do, but I think the world would be better with this document published as is than with no document published at all.