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Early Review of draft-ietf-savi-mix-11

Request Review of draft-ietf-savi-mix
Requested revision No specific revision (document currently at 15)
Type Early Review
Team Internet Area Directorate (intdir)
Deadline 2016-09-30
Requested 2016-09-16
Authors Jun Bi , Guang Yao , Joel M. Halpern , Eric Levy-Abegnoli
I-D last updated 2016-12-07
Completed reviews Secdir Last Call review of -12 by Scott G. Kelly (diff)
Intdir Early review of -11 by David Lamparter (diff)
Intdir Early review of -11 by Ralph Droms (diff)
Assignment Reviewer David Lamparter
State Completed
Request Early review on draft-ietf-savi-mix by Internet Area Directorate Assigned
Reviewed revision 11 (document currently at 15)
Result Ready w/issues
Completed 2016-12-07
Hi everyone,

[apologies for the delay, got some interference from a release cycle...]

Apart from some typos (which I think the RFC editors will fix?), my
review is the following:

- the draft has no privacy consideration section.  It should have one,
  pointing out the following:

  "When implementing multiple SAVI methods, privacy considerations of
   all methods apply cumulatively.  In addition, there is a minor
   additional loss of privacy in that the SAVI device can correlate
   information from different SAVI methods."

  (optionally: "This additional loss of privacy is considered
  miniscule.", though that's just my personal opinion.)

- in section, on "responding to the DAD message", it would be
  useful to state that the DAD message should be discarded and not
  forwarded.  (Forwarding it may cause other SAVI devices to send
  additional defense NAs.)  I believe this is the intent, but it's not
  quite obvious.  Maybe I'm also misunderstanding something there?

- also in section, a suggestion to ratelimit (or, in general,
  apply precautions) defense NAs in order to reduce security threats is
  probably a good idea.  The problem I see there is that it's newly
  specified behaviour that just needs to be pointed out as requiring the
  same approach as the individual SAVI methods.

- lastly, it could be pointed out that applying SAVI-MIX in an
  inconsistent way can well break one's network.  Obvious case of user
  stupidity, but well...

All in all I believe the draft is in good shape and should proceed with
minor edits.

Hope this is useful,


On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 12:49:58PM +0200, Carlos Jesús Bernardos Cano wrote:
> You are next up on the Int Area Directorate review assignment queue
> and the Int ADs have requested a review of draft-ietf-savi-mix-11 (see