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Telechat Review of draft-ietf-uuidrev-rfc4122bis-10

Request Review of draft-ietf-uuidrev-rfc4122bis
Requested revision No specific revision (document currently at 14)
Type Telechat Review
Team DNS Directorate (dnsdir)
Deadline 2023-09-05
Requested 2023-08-25
Authors Kyzer R. Davis , Brad Peabody , P. Leach
I-D last updated 2023-08-26
Completed reviews Artart Last Call review of -09 by Marco Tiloca (diff)
Genart Last Call review of -08 by Roni Even (diff)
Dnsdir Last Call review of -08 by Florian Obser (diff)
Dnsdir Last Call review of -09 by Florian Obser (diff)
Intdir Telechat review of -10 by Donald E. Eastlake 3rd (diff)
Dnsdir Telechat review of -10 by Geoff Huston (diff)
Dnsdir Telechat review of -11 by Geoff Huston (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Geoff Huston
State Completed
Request Telechat review on draft-ietf-uuidrev-rfc4122bis by DNS Directorate Assigned
Posted at
Reviewed revision 10 (document currently at 14)
Result Ready w/issues
Completed 2023-08-26
I have been selected as the DNS Directorate reviewer for this draft. The
DNS Directorate seeks to review all DNS or DNS-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 ADs.
For more information about the DNS Directorate, please see

This document references the DNS as one of multiple possible name
spaces for Name-Based UUID Generation. It has no considerations that
reflect on the DNS.

Previous iterations of this draft have been reviewed by the DNS Directorate
for the -08 [1]  and -09 [2] versions of this draft.

The changes between -09 and -10 address specific comments from the ATART
review and make some clarifying changes to the document which do not
appear to have a substantive impact on the specification.


I would like to note that the issues noted in the DNSDIR -08 review [1], namely:

  "Section 5.3, 5.5 and 6.5 refer to "a canonical sequence of octets in
   network byte order". It is not specified what that canonical sequence
   is nor is there a reference to a document that specifies the canonical
   sequence for any of the name spaces."


  "Section 6.5 also has this:
     *  UUIDs generated at different times from the same name in the same
        namespace MUST be equal."
do not appear to have been resolved in -09 or -10 versions of this document.

The suggestions made in the -08 review on how to to resolve this issue appears
not to have been resolved in any tangible manner in the subsequent document

Geoff Huston