Re: [Anima] Last Call: <draft-ietf-anima-autonomic-control-plane-24.txt> (An Autonomic Control Plane (ACP)) to Proposed Standard

Brian E Carpenter <> Wed, 08 April 2020 02:15 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Anima] Last Call: <draft-ietf-anima-autonomic-control-plane-24.txt> (An Autonomic Control Plane (ACP)) to Proposed Standard
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I have looked carefully at the diffs since the previous Last Call for this document and I believe that they all represent improvements. Obviously it's a very complex document and I have no doubt there will be future changes in the light of experience, but from my point of view it meets the requirements for a Proposed Standard (assuming normal copy-editing).

Specifically I've checked the parts that concern GRASP, as an author of the approved draft-ietf-anima-grasp-15, and they are correct in my opinion. In particular, I coded a demonstration of the two GRASP objectives defined in this draft a couple of years ago, showing that those definitions were correct and implementable. I have retested this demo today. Code at:

   Brian Carpenter

On 08-Apr-20 01:34, The IESG wrote:
> The IESG has received a request from the Autonomic Networking Integrated
> Model and Approach WG (anima) to consider the following document: - 'An
> Autonomic Control Plane (ACP)'
>   <draft-ietf-anima-autonomic-control-plane-24.txt> as Proposed Standard
> The IESG plans to make a decision in the next few weeks, and solicits final
> comments on this action. Please send substantive comments to the
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> Abstract
>    Autonomic functions need a control plane to communicate, which
>    depends on some addressing and routing.  This Autonomic Control Plane
>    should ideally be self-managing, and as independent as possible of
>    configuration.  This document defines such a plane and calls it the
>    "Autonomic Control Plane", with the primary use as a control plane
>    for autonomic functions.  It also serves as a "virtual out-of-band
>    channel" for Operations, Administration and Management (OAM)
>    communications over a network that provides automatically configured
>    hop-by-hop authenticated and encrypted communications via
>    automatically configured IPv6 even when the network is not
>    configured, or misconfigured.
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