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Early Review of draft-ietf-sfc-use-case-mobility-07

Request Review of draft-ietf-sfc-use-case-mobility
Requested revision No specific revision (document currently at 09)
Type Early Review
Team Routing Area Directorate (rtgdir)
Deadline 2016-12-21
Requested 2016-11-21
Authors Walter Haeffner , Jeffrey Napper , Martin Stiemerling , Diego Lopez , Jim Uttaro
I-D last updated 2017-01-10
Completed reviews Rtgdir Early review of -07 by Susan Hares (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Susan Hares
State Completed
Request Early review on draft-ietf-sfc-use-case-mobility by Routing Area Directorate Assigned
Reviewed revision 07 (document currently at 09)
Result Has nits
Completed 2017-01-10
Martin, Diego, Jim, Walter, and Jeffrey: 

Thank you for such a well-written document which provides a nice set of use
cases. I have just a few editorial nits for you to consider fixing: 

Summary: This document is ready for publication, but it has a few nits
(security question, and editorial points) that should be considered before

Security question:  Section 7 points out that metadata contains sensitive
information.   I would suggest that you provide a short summary of threats
that this metadata presents or point to a security document that provides
these nits.  As a reader, I would appreciate it if you did both.  

Editorial: 8 nits. Please resolve #5, #7 and #8 before publication. 


#1 Page 4 

Old/: In many cases application- specific IP traffic is not directly
exchanged between the original mobile network, more specifically the P-GW,
and an application platform, but will be forced to pass a set of service



New: /In many cases application-specific IP traffic is not directly exchange
between the original mobile network (more specifically the P-GW), and an
application platform, but will be forced to pass a set of service functions.



Why #1a:  application- specific - needs to be changed to

Why #1b:  "mobile network, more specifically the P-GW,"  - did not flow as
well as the use of (more specifically the P-GW)" - but this may just be a
style moment. 


#2 Page 5, Section 1.2 

NAPT - this abbreviation is not spelled out.  It is customary to spell it
out in the first use. 


#3 page 5, Section 1.3 

FTTH - it would be useful to spell this out.  



Page 11, section 2.4 


In the sentences: 

Typical metadata and their sources are: 

UE: . 

GTP tunnel endpoint: . 

PCRF: . 


It would be good to use an indent for each of these key words. 


#5 p. 11, section 2.4 

At the last paragraph,  in the sentences that begins "The Traffic Steering
Support Function (TSSF) has been defined recently (since Rel. 13)"


It would be good to indicate which document's release 13 or if you intend a
series of documents to explain this with a note. 


#6, section 3.1 paragraph 5, first sentence 


Old: /Last but not least the behavior/

New: /Last but not least, the behavior/


Why: Most common English usage places the idiom "last but not least" between
commas if it is in the middle of a sentence.  At the beginning of a sentence
"Last but not least" has a comma immediately after. 


#7: section 3.1.1, paragraph 1, sentence 3


Old:/This classification could be done by the load balancer (see Figure 6),
possibility directed by a TSFF (not shown), if it initiates the service
change selection, or if the traffic can be reclassified at the load balancer
if the traffic is already embedded in a Service Chain (e.g. when combined
with other functions such as the TCP optimization in the following use


New: (suggestion):/

This traffic classification could be done by:

.         the load balancer (see figure 6),   

.         possibility directed by the TSFF (not shown in figure 6) - if it
initiates the service change selection,  

.         load balancer as part of a reclassification- if the traffic is
already embedded in a Service chain (e.g. when combined with other functions
such as the TCP optimization in the following use case. 



Why: Most of your sentences are easy to read and clear, but this sentence
was hard to read and unclear.  Perhaps you could retain most of the original
text with this simple formatting changes.  The technical points in the
sentence are very valuable. 


#8 - Section 4, paragraph 1, sentence 3


In sentence 2 and 3, you use Diameter based Gx or Sd reference point. 

You do not introduce St in [TS.23.203] as abbreviation or reference point.
Please clarify this point. 



Sue Hares