Last Call Review of draft-thaler-iftype-reg-05

Request Review of draft-thaler-iftype-reg
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 07)
Type Last Call Review
Team Transport Area Review Team (tsvart)
Deadline 2019-11-07
Requested 2019-10-10
Authors Dave Thaler, Dan Romascanu
Draft last updated 2019-10-22
Completed reviews Genart Last Call review of -06 by Peter Yee (diff)
Tsvart Last Call review of -05 by Tommy Pauly (diff)
Secdir Last Call review of -05 by Melinda Shore (diff)
Tsvart Last Call review of -06 by Tommy Pauly (diff)
Secdir Telechat review of -06 by Melinda Shore (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Tommy Pauly 
State Completed
Review review-thaler-iftype-reg-05-tsvart-lc-pauly-2019-10-22
Posted at
Reviewed rev. 05 (document currently at 07)
Review result Ready with Nits
Review completed: 2019-10-22


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Document: draft-thaler-iftype-reg-05

This document provides updated guidance on how to manage the IANA registries
for interface types and tunnel types. The document is clearly written, and explains
the history of the registries along with useful examples that provide the basis
for the updated guidance.

I do not see any concerns from a transport perspective; indeed, the guidance provided
with regards to the use of different transports for tunnels is quite clear and useful.
Section 4.1 is particularly illustrative of this, in pointing out how tunnels over raw UDP
need to be treated in a distinct manner from tunnels that use UDP as a component
(in the example provided, this tunnel type is Teredo).


The one nit I have is with regards to Section 6.2.  This section begins by quoting the
IANAifType-MIB. It then provides a recommendation to change a specific sentence
to update the guidance on allocating transmission values. Based on the structure of
this section, I had expected the sentence being modified to be part of the quoted
paragraph, but this is not the case. Looking at the IANAifType-MIB itself, I could not
find the sentence to be changed at all (this can be seen at
""). The only place I do see the
sentence in question, based on a web search, is at 
"". If this is the document that is meant to
be updated, it would be good to both include a reference to the document, and also
clarify the relationship of the quoted MIB text to the change. I may be misunderstanding
the intention here, but it does seem like an opportunity for clarification.