Last Call Review of draft-ietf-softwire-mesh-mib-11
review-ietf-softwire-mesh-mib-11-opsdir-lc-bradner-2015-11-19-00

Request Review of draft-ietf-softwire-mesh-mib
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 14)
Type Last Call Review
Team Ops Directorate (opsdir)
Deadline 2015-12-01
Requested 2015-11-10
Draft last updated 2015-11-19
Completed reviews Genart Last Call review of -11 by Meral Shirazipour (diff)
Genart Telechat review of -12 by Meral Shirazipour (diff)
Intdir Telechat review of -11 by Hui Deng (diff)
Intdir Telechat review of -11 by Carlos Pignataro (diff)
Opsdir Last Call review of -11 by Scott Bradner (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Scott Bradner
State Completed
Review review-ietf-softwire-mesh-mib-11-opsdir-lc-bradner-2015-11-19
Reviewed rev. 11 (document currently at 14)
Review result Has Nits
Review completed: 2015-11-19

Review
review-ietf-softwire-mesh-mib-11-opsdir-lc-bradner-2015-11-19

I performed an OPS-DIR review of draft-ietf-softwire-mesh-mib-11 to see if I found any operations related issues

This ID defines a part of the MIB to be used in monitoring managing "software mesh” setups - setups that provide for 
connectivity between clouds of IPv6 or IPv4 over connections of the other protocol.

Since MIBs are designed to provide operational disability into network or device state it is rare that they would
present any operational issues b=y themselves, particularly if the guidance to not define MIBs with writable 
variables is followed, as it is in this case.

I did not find any operations issues with the document.

But I did find what appears to be an inconsistency:

section 5 says:
5.  Structure of the MIB Module
 
   The softwire mesh MIB provides a method to configure and manage the
   softwire mesh objects through SNMP.

which implies that there are writable variables (which would be needed to configure or manage)

but I did not find any writable variables and the security considerations says there are none

   There are no management objects defined in this MIB module that have
   a MAX-ACCESS clause of read-write and/or read-create.  So, if this
   MIB module is implemented correctly, then there is no risk that an
   intruder can alter or create any management objects of this MIB
   module via direct SNMP SET operations.

thus section 5 seems to be incorrect

Scott