[conex] Genart LC review: draft-ietf-conex-abstract-mech-12

Robert Sparks <rjsparks@nostrum.com> Tue, 05 August 2014 19:58 UTC

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Document: draft-ietf-conex-abstract-mech-12
Reviewer: Robert Sparks
Review Date: 5-Aug-2014
IETF LC End Date: 8-Aug-2014
IESG Telechat date: Not on an upcoming telechat agenda

Summary: Ready for publication as Informational

This document handles a complex description problem in a very accessible 
Thank you for the effort that has gone into creating it.

One minor point to double-check:

This document goes out of its way to push decisions about measuring in 
bytes, or other units to the concrete  encoding proposals. RFC6789 was 
about conex exposing a metric of congestion-volume measured in bytes.

RFC6789 was published a couple of years ago - has that part of it become 
If so, it would be good for this document to explicitly call that out.

If not, (most of section 4.6 goes back to -04 which predates RFC6789),
does this document need to retain the this flexibility in its description?