Last Call Review of draft-ietf-pce-association-diversity-08
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Reviewer: Emmanuel Baccelli
Review Date: 12/08/2019
Intended Status: Standards Track
Summary of comments:
The procotol extension is simple, and its operation is documented
The document is concise, and clear from my point of view.
See below a couple of remarks that could be considered prior to
No major issues found.
In Section 5 (Security): If I understand correctly, dynamically adding
a new LSP to an existing disjoint association affects the (re)computation
and the (re)characterization of all LSPs in this association. In this case,
is it entirely obvious to me that there is no specific threat using the
attack vector of adding an LSP to an existing association, when flag T is
What is the state of other LSPs in an existing association after another
LSP was added, which resulted in the required disjointness now fails?
In Section 3 (Motivation): In my opinion, this section might benefit
from being split in two: a pure motivation section, and an applicability
In Section 4.1: it is stated that "a PCE may be limited in the number
of LSPs it can take into account when computing disjointness" [...] "the
PCE may provide no path, a shortest path, or a constrained path based on
relaxing disjointness, etc. The disjoint status is informed to the PCC."
Here, it would be useful to forward reference to section 4.6.
In section 4.6: the spec seems to suppose that there exists an absolute
order ranking different levels of disjointness,
such that a PCE can simply take the decision to "reduce disjointness" to
the next best level.
I suspect that this is not always easy to rank in complex cases, if at all
Are some more flags foreseen (tbd in section 6.2 ?) for more fine-grained
characterization of "relaxed disjointness" in complex cases e.g. when
adding an LSP to an already-large disjoint association ?
I assume the answer is "not really".
Assuming the above, without becoming too ugly, specification could be more
explicit about ranking levels of disjointness which relaxing decisions
should be made, when flag T is unset.
Else, the spec could add a clarifying sentence on the difficulty of
ordering absolutely many different levels of disjointness for many LSPs, in
the same association.