Last Call Review of draft-ietf-pce-stateful-path-protection-08

Request Review of draft-ietf-pce-stateful-path-protection
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 11)
Type Last Call Review
Team General Area Review Team (Gen-ART) (genart)
Deadline 2019-08-28
Requested 2019-08-14
Authors Hariharan Ananthakrishnan, Siva Sivabalan, Colby Barth, Ina Minei, Mahendra Negi
Draft last updated 2019-08-28
Completed reviews Rtgdir Last Call review of -07 by Ines Robles (diff)
Secdir Last Call review of -08 by Donald Eastlake (diff)
Genart Last Call review of -08 by Pete Resnick (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Pete Resnick
State Completed
Review review-ietf-pce-stateful-path-protection-08-genart-lc-resnick-2019-08-28
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Reviewed rev. 08 (document currently at 11)
Review result Ready
Review completed: 2019-08-28


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Document: draft-ietf-pce-stateful-path-protection-08
Reviewer: Pete Resnick
Review Date: 2019-08-28
IETF LC End Date: 2019-08-28
IESG Telechat date: Not scheduled for a telechat

Summary: Ready

No issues of substance that I can see. A few editorial suggestions below, but nothing earth-shattering.

Major issues: None.

Minor issues: None.

Nits/editorial comments:

Purely editorial suggestions:

Section 3.1:

   This document defines a new Association type, the "Path Protection
   Association Type", value will be assigned by IANA (TBD1).

You already say this in the first paragraph.

Section 3.2:

   The type (16 bits) of the TLV is to be assigned by IANA.  The length
   field (16 bit) has a fixed value of 4.
   The type (16 bits) of the TLV is TBD2.  The length field (16 bit)
   has a fixed value of 4.

It would probably be caught by the RFC Editor the way you had it, but this way IANA and the RFC Editor can search and replace for anything with "TBD".

     |         Type = TBD2         |              Length             |
     |         Type = TBD2         |          Length = 4             |

     |   PT      |     Path Protection Association Flags         |S|P|
     |   PT      |                Unassigned                     |S|P|

Section 6:

At the top of the section, I suggest putting in the following:

[Note to RFC Editor and IANA: Sections 3.1, 3.2, and 4.5 contain "TBD1" through "TBD5" those should be replaced by the values that IANA assigns. Also, Section 4.5 includes several occurrences of the phrase "(Early allocation by IANA)"; please confirm that the value mentioned there is correct and delete that phrase from the document before publication.]