Last Call Review of draft-jabley-dnsext-eui48-eui64-rrtypes-03

Request Review of draft-jabley-dnsext-eui48-eui64-rrtypes
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 07)
Type Last Call Review
Team General Area Review Team (Gen-ART) (genart)
Deadline 2013-06-17
Requested 2013-05-23
Authors Joe Abley
Draft last updated 2013-06-17
Completed reviews Genart Last Call review of -03 by Peter Yee (diff)
Genart Last Call review of -05 by Peter Yee (diff)
Genart Telechat review of -05 by Peter Yee (diff)
Secdir Last Call review of -03 by Sandra Murphy (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Peter Yee
State Completed
Review review-jabley-dnsext-eui48-eui64-rrtypes-03-genart-lc-yee-2013-06-17
Reviewed rev. 03 (document currently at 07)
Review result Ready with Nits
Review completed: 2013-06-17


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Document: draft-jabley-dnsext-eui48-eui64-rrtypes-04
Reviewer: Peter Yee
Review Date: June-09-2013
IETF LC End Date: June-17-2013
IESG Telechat date: Unknown

Summary: This draft is basically ready for publication as an Informational
RFC, but has nits that should be fixed before publication. [Ready with nits]

This draft defines DNS Resources Record Types for encoding IEEE 802 EUI-48
and EUI-64 addresses.

General: I am aware of the debate on the IETF mailing list as to whether
this draft could potentially harm user privacy.  I'm of the opinion that
this draft makes a useful specification of new DNS Resource Record Types.
Misuse of this specification and many others could harm privacy, but that
shouldn't necessarily dissuade us from publishing this draft.  The security
considerations cover the issues adequately.

Major issues:

Minor issues:


Page 1, Abstract, 1st paragraph: After "e.g.", append a comma and delete an
extraneous space before "Ethernet".

Page 3, Introduction, 1st paragraph, 2nd sentence: change "This" to "These"
and change "specification defines" to "specifications define".

Page 3, Introduction, 2nd paragraph: append a comma after "e.g.".

Page 8, 1st paragraph, 1st sentence: change "behaviour" to "behavior".
Let's settle on the American variant of English for this draft. ;-)

Page 10, 3rd paragraph: as others have pointed out, having "the querier
already know some other permanent identifier" is security by obscurity and
is not advised.

		-Peter Yee