Last Call Review of draft-ietf-ospf-ipv4-embedded-ipv6-routing-07

Request Review of draft-ietf-ospf-ipv4-embedded-ipv6-routing
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 14)
Type Last Call Review
Team Security Area Directorate (secdir)
Deadline 2013-03-29
Requested 2013-03-07
Authors Dean Cheng, Mohamed Boucadair, Alvaro Retana
Draft last updated 2013-04-11
Completed reviews Genart Last Call review of -07 by Ben Campbell (diff)
Genart Telechat review of -11 by Ben Campbell (diff)
Secdir Last Call review of -07 by Ben Laurie (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Ben Laurie 
State Completed Snapshot
Review review-ietf-ospf-ipv4-embedded-ipv6-routing-07-secdir-lc-laurie-2013-04-11
Reviewed rev. 07 (document currently at 14)
Review result Has Nits
Review completed: 2013-04-11


I have 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.

Summary: I-D is ready with potential nits.

Detail: as far as I can tell, this I-D does not introduce any new
mechanism and instead describes a particular configuration of existing
mechanisms. As such, it is hard for it to introduce security issues
that do not already exist. However, it is entirely possible the
document's advice is not optimal - I'm afraid my knowledge of IPv6 is
too limited to be a good judge of that.

The security considerations section does mention some potential
pitfalls, but it is hard to judge whether they are comprehensive, and
I would suggest they should be. I would advise the security ADs to
have it reviewed by an IPv6 security expert.