Last Call Review of draft-ietf-taps-transports-11

Request Review of draft-ietf-taps-transports
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 14)
Type Last Call Review
Team Security Area Directorate (secdir)
Deadline 2016-09-09
Requested 2016-08-25
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Reviewer Paul Hoffman
Review review-ietf-taps-transports-11-secdir-lc-hoffman-2016-09-15
Posted at
Reviewed rev. 11 (document currently at 14)
Review result Has Issues
Draft last updated 2016-09-15
Review completed: 2016-09-15


Greetings. draft-ietf-taps-transports, "Services provided by IETF 

transport protocols and congestion control mechanisms", is an 

informational overview of a large number of transport protocols. It does 

not change any of the protocols, just compares them.

The Security Considerations section says "This document does not specify 

any new features or mechanisms for providing these features", which is 

appropriate and correct. In addition, Section 5, which collects some of 

the comparisons of features, lists security features and says which of 

the transport protocols support them. In that list, it says that replay 

protection is offered by FLUTE/ALC and DTLS, but does not list TLS. That 

seems like an oversight because DTLS and TLS offer similar replay 

semantics. (The rest of the list seems sensible.)

--Paul Hoffman