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Early Review of draft-ietf-sfc-control-plane-02

Request Review of draft-ietf-sfc-control-plane
Requested revision No specific revision (document currently at 08)
Type Early Review
Team Security Area Directorate (secdir)
Deadline 2015-12-10
Requested 2015-11-26
Authors Mohamed Boucadair
I-D last updated 2015-12-10
Completed reviews Secdir Early review of -02 by Catherine Meadows (diff)
Rtgdir Early review of -06 by Michael Richardson (diff)
Rtgdir Early review of -08 by Jonathan Hardwick
Assignment Reviewer Catherine Meadows
State Completed
Request Early review on draft-ietf-sfc-control-plane by Security Area Directorate Assigned
Reviewed revision 02 (document currently at 08)
Result Ready
Completed 2015-12-10
A Service Function Chain is a chain of different services (firewalls, load
balancers, etc.) that are stitched together to provide a coordinated service.

This document describes requirements for conveying information between Service
Function Chaining (SFC) control elements and SFC function elements,

and identifies a set of interfaces to interact with SFC-aware elements to
establish, maintain or recover service function chains.  However,

and specifications of specific protocols are explicitly out of scope.

The Security Considerations section of this document identifies the various
security threats and requirements.  It is very well-thought out and

  It stops short of recommending any particular techniques (except in the very
  broad sense, e.g. authentication), but this is very much in the spirit of the

rest of the document, whose purpose is to identify requirements rather than to
recommend specific solutions.

I consider this document READY.

Catherine Meadows

Naval Research Laboratory

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4555 Overlook Ave., S.W.

Washington DC, 20375

phone: 202-767-3490

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