[Gen-art] Gen-ART review:draft-ietf-netext-pmip-lr-08.txt

Mary Barnes <mary.ietf.barnes@gmail.com> Fri, 24 February 2012 21:42 UTC

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Document: draft-ietf-netext-pmip-lr-08.txt
Reviewer:  Mary Barnes
Review Date:  24 Feb 2012
IETF LC End Date: 21 Feb 2012
IESG Telechat Date: 01 March 2012

Summary:  Almost ready.

Minor issues:

1) General: There is an inconsistent usage and lack of normative language
in parts of the document.  The following summarizes the majority of the
cases that I encountered:
- Section 4:
-- Text after Figure 2 (before section 4.1).  There is no normative
language in these paragraphs.
--- For example in the first paragraph, I would expect that the elements
that ought to be included in the messages should be specified as "MUST
contain…". And, rather than "The LMA sends…", I would think it would be
"The LMA MUST send…"
--- 2nd paragraph: I would expect to see "…MUST send an LRA with status
code…" , "MUST then create Localized Routing Entries…" .  There's also a
"should contain" that I think ought to be "SHOULD contain"
--- 5th paragraph:  First sentence:
"and responds with.."  -> "MUST respond with"
and it seems that there is some other normative language that could be
added throughout that paragraph.

- Section 4.1:
-- 1st para, 1st sentence:  "needs to be" -> "MUST be"

- Section 5:
-- Paragraph after Figure 3.  Similar comments as above.  There's only one
normative statement in that paragraph.
-- Section 5.1:  "needs to be" ->  "MUST be", "It will hence initiate" ->
 "It MUST initiate LR.

- Section 6:
-- First paragraph after Figure 5:  "routing has to be initialized" ->
"routing MUST be initialized"
-- 2nd paragraph:  It would seem that somewhere it should be stated that
the Status value MUST be set to zero.  Also, I don't the the last MUST in
that paragraph is normative.  I would think it could be a "can" and maybe
the "it can provide" is where the MUST should be.

- Section 6.1:
-- "needs to be" -> "MUST be"

- Section 7:
-- last sentence: should the recommended be upper case?

- Section 8: shouldn't  the "must add the IPv4 HOAs" be a "MUST"

- Section 9.1: "The LMA sends.." -> "The LMA MUST send", "The MAG may…" ->
"The MAG MAY…"

- Section 9.2: "The MAG sends…" -> "The MAG MUST send", "An LMA may send"
-> "An LMA MAY send"

- Section 11:  "using IPSEC is required" -> "using IPSEC is REQUIRED"

2) Section 4: last sentence of paragraph after Figure 1.   The use of the
EnableMAGLocalRouting flag seems key to whether this functionality is
applied in some of the cases. It's first introduced as a "Please note",
although, it is clearly (but not normatively) specified in the 2nd
paragraph after Figure 2.

I would think it would be helpful to introduce this functionality in
section 2, specifically in Section 2.1 by adding something like the
following after the first sentence of that paragraph:
  The MAG MUST set the EnableMAGLocalRouting to a value of 1.

3) IANA Considerations: My understanding is that IANA wants a list of the
necessary registrations in the same form as they would appear in the
registries (per RFC 5226)  - i.e., something like:

Value      Description                                      Reference
-----          -----------
TBD1       Localized Routing Initiation             [RFCXXXX]
TBD2       Localized Routing Acknowledgment [RFCXXXX]