Skip to main content

Last Call Review of draft-ietf-teas-pce-central-control-03

Request Review of draft-ietf-teas-pce-central-control
Requested revision No specific revision (document currently at 05)
Type Last Call Review
Team Routing Area Directorate (rtgdir)
Deadline 2017-07-12
Requested 2017-06-28
Requested by Deborah Brungard
Authors Adrian Farrel , Quintin Zhao , Zhenbin Li , Chao Zhou
I-D last updated 2017-07-10
Completed reviews Rtgdir Last Call review of -03 by Thomas Morin (diff)
Genart Last Call review of -03 by Elwyn B. Davies (diff)
Opsdir Last Call review of -03 by Tianran Zhou (diff)
Secdir Last Call review of -04 by Matthew A. Miller (diff)
Genart Telechat review of -04 by Elwyn B. Davies (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Thomas Morin
State Completed
Request Last Call review on draft-ietf-teas-pce-central-control by Routing Area Directorate Assigned
Reviewed revision 03 (document currently at 05)
Result Ready
Completed 2017-07-10

I have been selected as the Routing Directorate reviewer for this draft. 
The Routing Directorate seeks to review all routing or routing-related 
drafts as they pass through IETF last call and IESG review, and 
sometimes on special request. The purpose of the review is to provide 
assistance to the Routing ADs. For more information about the Routing 
Directorate, please see 

Although these comments are primarily for the use of the Routing ADs, it 
would be helpful if you could consider them along with any other IETF 
Last Call comments that you receive, and strive to resolve them through 
discussion or by updating the draft.

Document: draft-ietf-teas-pce-central-control-03
Reviewer: Thomas Morin
Review Date: 2017-07-10
IETF LC End Date: ?
Intended Status: Informational


     No issues found. This document is ready for publication.


     Saying that the draft is well written would be an understatement: 
it reads like a fairy tale.  And a nicely illustrated one.

     Beyond the (barely) private joke, despite the document being 
overall fairly honest in detailing the conditions under which the PCE 
architecture and PCEP could be generically applicable to central 
control, I'm under the impression that the document could exercise a bit 
more criticism on this idea in some places. In particular, section 3.2.3 
on service delivery and the start of section 4, may lead the reader into 
believing that it it may actually be easy to adapt PCEP for this use 
case ("only realtively minor changes"), even though the document does 
not provide rationale to support that this would be easier than, for 
instance, completing the Netconf/YANG framework for the same purpose. 
That is to say, the document would be more interesting in this area, if 
it was discussing whether or not actually choosing to extend PCEP for 
this purpose is a direction to favor in particular.


     First paragraph of section 2.1.1 ends with 'control "domains." ' 
where I would have expected 'control "domains".', but this is possibly 
just me being not aware of a typography rule.