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Telechat Review of draft-ietf-tsvwg-ecn-experimentation-05

Request Review of draft-ietf-tsvwg-ecn-experimentation
Requested revision No specific revision (document currently at 08)
Type Telechat Review
Team General Area Review Team (Gen-ART) (genart)
Deadline 2017-09-12
Requested 2017-08-31
Authors David L. Black
I-D last updated 2017-08-31
Completed reviews Genart Telechat review of -05 by Brian E. Carpenter (diff)
Secdir Telechat review of -05 by Hilarie Orman (diff)
Genart Telechat review of -06 by Brian E. Carpenter (diff)
Opsdir Telechat review of -06 by Susan Hares (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Brian E. Carpenter
State Completed
Request Telechat review on draft-ietf-tsvwg-ecn-experimentation by General Area Review Team (Gen-ART) Assigned
Reviewed revision 05 (document currently at 08)
Result Ready w/issues
Completed 2017-08-31
Gen-ART Last Call review of draft-ietf-tsvwg-ecn-experimentation-05

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Document: draft-ietf-tsvwg-ecn-experimentation-05.txt
Reviewer: Brian Carpenter
Review Date: 2017-09-01
IETF LC End Date: 2017-09-14
IESG Telechat date: 2017-09-14

Summary: Ready with (minor) issues

Comment: Very clear from the technical standpoint.

Minor Issues:

> 3.  ECN Nonce and RFC 3540
> o  Updates RFC 3168 [RFC3168] to remove discussion of the ECN Nonce
>    and use of ECT(1) for that Nonce.  The specific text updates are
>    omitted for brevity.

I understand the desire for brevity, but this bothers me a bit. What is
the reader to make of RFC3168 Section 20.2, for example? My feeling is
that a short Appendix outlining the specific updates would be useful.
There's already too much spaghetti to untangle.

I see no reason why RFC3540 and RFC5622 need to be normative references
(and therefore downrefs). They aren't required reading in order to
understand this draft.