Telechat Review of draft-ietf-tls-dtls-heartbeat-

Request Review of draft-ietf-tls-dtls-heartbeat
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Type Telechat Review
Team General Area Review Team (Gen-ART) (genart)
Deadline 2011-11-01
Requested 2011-11-01
Authors Michael Williams, Michael Tüxen, Robin Seggelmann
Draft last updated 2011-11-30
Completed reviews Genart Telechat review of -?? by Mary Barnes
Secdir Last Call review of -?? by Tobias Gondrom
Tsvdir Early review of -?? by Pasi Sarolahti
Assignment Reviewer Mary Barnes 
State Completed
Review review-ietf-tls-dtls-heartbeat-genart-telechat-barnes-2011-11-30
Review completed: 2011-11-30


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Document: draft-ietf-tls-dtls-heartbeat-03.txt

Reviewer:  Mary Barnes 

Review Date:  28 Oct 2011

IETF LC Date:  18 Oct 2011   

IESG Telechat Date:  3 Nov 2011

Summary:  Ready with editorial comments


1) Section 2 (1st P, last sentence).  The following sentence needs some work (there's a missing noun before the SHOULD) - I suggest something like the following:


If an endpoint has indicated peer_not_allowed_to_send and receives a

HeartbeatRequest message SHOULD drop the message silently and MAY

send an unexpected_message Alert message.


If an endpoint that has indicated peer_not_allowed_to_send receives a HeartbeatRequest message, the endpoint SHOULD drop the message silently and MAY send an unexpected_message Alert message.

2) Section 3: Should the "has to be" in this sentence be a MUST? 

   Whenever a HeartbeatRequest message is

   received, it has to be answered with a corresponding

   HeartbeatResponse message.