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Telechat Review of draft-ietf-paws-protocol-14

Request Review of draft-ietf-paws-protocol
Requested revision No specific revision (document currently at 20)
Type Telechat Review
Team General Area Review Team (Gen-ART) (genart)
Deadline 2014-08-05
Requested 2014-07-10
Authors Vincent Chen , Subir Das , Lei Zhu , John Malyar , Pete McCann
I-D last updated 2014-08-05
Completed reviews Genart Last Call review of -14 by Robert Sparks (diff)
Genart Last Call review of -12 by Robert Sparks (diff)
Genart Telechat review of -14 by Robert Sparks (diff)
Secdir Last Call review of -12 by Catherine Meadows (diff)
Secdir Last Call review of -14 by Catherine Meadows (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Robert Sparks
State Completed
Request Telechat review on draft-ietf-paws-protocol by General Area Review Team (Gen-ART) Assigned
Reviewed revision 14 (document currently at 20)
Result Ready
Completed 2014-08-05
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Please resolve these comments along with any other Last Call comments
you may receive.

Document: draft-ietf-paws-protocol-14
Reviewer: Robert Sparks
Review Date: 6-Aug-2014
IETF LC End Date: 20-Aug-2014
IESG Telechat date: 21-Aug-2014

Summary: Ready for publication as Proposed Standard

Version -14 addresses the concerns I raised with -12.

Thanks again to the WG and the authors for such quick and effective 



On 8/6/14, 4:09 PM, The IESG wrote:

The IESG has received a request from the Protocol to Access WS database
WG (paws) to consider the following document:
- 'Protocol to Access White-Space (PAWS) Databases'
   <draft-ietf-paws-protocol-14.txt> as Proposed Standard

A prior Last Call was made for version -12 of this document. Comments
received during that discussion lead to extensive edits to the document,
which could benefit from a second review.

The IESG plans to make a decision in the next few weeks, and solicits
final comments on this action. Please send substantive comments to the
ietf at mailing lists by 2014-08-20. Exceptionally, comments may be
sent to iesg at instead. In either case, please retain the
beginning of the Subject line to allow automated sorting.


    Portions of the radio spectrum that are allocated to licensees are
    available for non-interfering use.  This available spectrum is called
    "White Space."  Allowing secondary users access to available spectrum
    "unlocks" existing spectrum to maximize its utilization and to
    provide opportunities for innovation, resulting in greater overall
    spectrum utilization.

    One approach to managing spectrum sharing uses databases to report
    spectrum availability to devices.  To achieve interoperability among
    multiple devices and databases, a standardized protocol must be
    defined and implemented.  This document defines such a protocol, the
    "Protocol to Access White Space (PAWS) Databases".

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