Re: [Gen-art] Genart last call review of draft-ietf-mile-xmpp-grid-09

Alissa Cooper <alissa@cooperw.in> Wed, 23 January 2019 16:25 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Gen-art] Genart last call review of draft-ietf-mile-xmpp-grid-09
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Thanks Christer. I entered a No Objection ballot and flagged your review there since I haven’t seen a response to it.

Alissa

> On Jan 4, 2019, at 7:30 AM, Christer Holmberg <christer.holmberg@ericsson.com>; wrote:
> 
> Reviewer: Christer Holmberg
> Review result: Ready with Issues
> 
> I am the assigned Gen-ART reviewer for this draft. The General Area
> Review Team (Gen-ART) reviews all IETF documents being processed
> by the IESG for the IETF Chair.  Please treat these comments just
> like any other last call comments.
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> Document: draft-ietf-mile-xmpp-grid-09
> Reviewer: Christer Holmberg
> Review Date: 2019-01-04
> IETF LC End Date: 2019-01-14
> IESG Telechat date: Not scheduled for a telechat
> 
> Summary: The document is well written, easy to read, and technically I have no
> issues. However, as shown below, I do have some questions for clarifications.
> 
> Major issues: None
> 
> Minor issues:
> 
> Q1: There is no explanation of what kind of security-related information is
> distributed. What kind of security? I assume it is some kind of application
> security, and not XMPP security.
> 
> Q2: Is there a reason why XMPP-Grid is only defined for security-related
> information? Isn’t XMPP-Grid a way of distributing ANY type on information in a
> secure manner?
> 
> Q3: It is not clear to me what XMPP-Grid provides that “normal” secure XMPP
> doesn’t. Is XMPP-Grid only an architecture, using standard XMPP components? If
> so, I think that should be made more clear.
> 
> Q4: While section 8 does reference RFC 6120 for the usage of TLS, I can’t find
> any references to other security considerations in RFC 6120. Is everything in
> section 8 XMPP-Grid specific?
> 
> Q5: Section 4 talks about a “typical” workflow. I assume that means there could
> be others?
> 
> Nits/editorial comments:
> 
> Q6: The document talks about using XMPP-Grid for distributing
> “security-relevant”/”security-related” information. I suggest using consistent
> terminology.
> 
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