Early Review of draft-ietf-ospf-segment-routing-msd-10

Request Review of draft-ietf-ospf-segment-routing-msd
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 25)
Type Early Review
Team Routing Area Directorate (rtgdir)
Deadline 2018-05-11
Requested 2018-04-18
Requested by Acee Lindem
Authors Jeff Tantsura, Uma Chunduri, Sam Aldrin, Peter Psenak
Draft last updated 2018-05-01
Completed reviews Rtgdir Early review of -10 by Tal Mizrahi (diff)
Rtgdir Last Call review of -15 by Tal Mizrahi (diff)
Secdir Last Call review of -18 by Vincent Roca (diff)
Genart Last Call review of -17 by Paul Kyzivat (diff)
Genart Telechat review of -20 by Paul Kyzivat (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Tal Mizrahi 
State Completed
Review review-ietf-ospf-segment-routing-msd-10-rtgdir-early-mizrahi-2018-05-01
Reviewed rev. 10 (document currently at 25)
Review result Has Issues
Review completed: 2018-05-01



I have been selected to do a routing directorate “early” review of this

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Document: draft-ietf-ospf-segment-routing-msd.txt
Reviewer: Tal Mizrahi
Review Date: April 2018
Intended Status: Standards Track

This document is basically ready for publication, but has a couple of
issues and a few nits that should be considered prior to being submitted to
the IESG.


   - The Security Considerations should be more detailed. The reference to
   RFC 7770 is a good start, but please add more details about potential
   attacks. For example, what happens if there is a spoofed MSD with a low MSD
   value? What is the impact of such an attack?
   - Section 3:
      - The description of the Length field says “minimum of 2”, implying
      it can be higher than 2.
      On the other hand, the Value field: “consists of a 1 octet sub-type
      (IANA Registry) and 1 octet value.”, which implies that the
Length is equal
      to 2.
      Please align the two descriptions, i.e., if flexibility for future
      sub-types is required, please change the description of Value to allow
      longer values.
      - The comment applies to Section 4 as well.


   - The term “minimum MSD”, which translates to “minimum maximum SID
   Depth” should be explained.
   - The term “maximum MSD” appears twice in the document, which seems
   either redundant, or a typo (did you mean minimum MSD?).
   - The acronym SID should be spelled out on its first use.
   - The acronyms RI and LSA should be added to the Terminology subsection.
   - Section 1.1.1 and Section 2 are both titled “Terminology”. It would be
   best to merge Section 1.1 into Section 2, and avoid the duplicate title.
   - “each node/link a given SR path” -> “each node/link of a given SR path”
   - “nodes and links which has been configured” -> “nodes and links that
   have been configured”
   - “laso”->”also”
   - “Other Sub-types other than defined” -> “Sub-types other than defined”

Tal Mizrahi.