Re: [karp] Comments on draft-ietf-karp-crypto-key-table

Sam Hartman <> Thu, 05 December 2013 14:40 UTC

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>>>>> "William" == William Atwood <> writes:

    William> In the spirit of the chairs' plea to read and comment on
    William> the WG documents, I have read the crypto-key-table document
    William> carefully.  Herewith some comments, which hopefully will be
    William> useful to the authors, even this late in the cycle.

Unless directed otherwise by chairs, I will address comments that regard
changes introduced during IESG evaluation.
I will take the other comments as too late.

I will address some of the formatting comments recieved separately,
within the constraints that I have a small window of time available to
get a draft out today and I really want that to happen.
Many of the other issues will be handled by the RFC editor: they are
quite good.
Some are actually more technical than formatting.
I do think a lot of these issues would be good to consider if we ever do
crypto-key-tables BIS.

    William> Section 2, bullet "Interfaces", line 6.  "is specified by
    William> the implementation" It is unclear what implementation is
    William> under discussion here.  The protocol implementation, the
    William> operating system implementation, ???  Interface definitions
    William> are a characteristic that is (as is stated) independent of
    William> the specific protocol, but it is unclear what we should say
    William> that they _do_ depend on.  See also the comment on Section
    William> 4, last paragraph.

    William> Section 2, various bullets.  I have a concern about the use
    William> of phrases such as "the protocol defines" in Section 2.  I
    William> believe that the correct phrasing is "the protocol
    William> specification defines".  If the community agrees, a number
    William> of sentences in various bullets will have to be corrected.

    William> Section 4, para under the bullets, line 2.  "shared among
    William> all protocols on an implementation" Should this be "shared
    William> among all protocols on a device"?  See also the comment on
    William> Section 2, bullet "Interfaces".

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