Re: [Lsr] I-D Action: draft-ietf-lsr-pce-discovery-security-support-01.txt

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A few - somewhat tardy - concerns about this draft.

1)During adoption call it was mentioned that PCE WG had not taken a position on this draft. Since I don't follow PCE WG (apologies) I need to ask - has that status changed??

2)As discussed during the adoption call, the draft removes the restriction specified in RFC 5088/5089 of not allowing further PCE related advertisements in Router Capability TLV/Router Information LSA.
Acee had mentioned that he thought this was no longer a concern because in RFC 7770 multiple OSPF Router Information LSA support was introduced. But this is really not relevant to the reason that the restriction was originally introduced.

The restriction was introduced because of general concern that using IGPs to advertise information not directly relevant to the operation of the IGP as a routing protocol is sub-optimal and negatively impacts the performance of the primary IGP functions.

I am aware that this is a line that has been crossed (in modest ways) more than once - and I am not categorically opposing the extensions proposed - but I do wonder if this is the most appropriate way to advertise the new attributes - particularly since this does not solve the general case - it only applies when the PCE is also an LSR. I think a broader discussion of this issue is warranted.

3)If the draft goes forward in its current form, it updates RFC 5088/5089 in a significant way (the removal of restriction against additional PCE related IGP advertisements) - in which case I wonder if it would be better to write an RFC 5088/89 bis document rather than an extension document.

And, BTW, do you know why the HTML version of the document has no table of contents?


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> Subject: [Lsr] I-D Action: draft-ietf-lsr-pce-discovery-security-support-01.txt
> A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts directories.
> This draft is a work item of the Link State Routing WG of the IETF.
>         Title           : IGP extension for PCEP security capability support in the PCE
> discovery
>         Authors         : Diego R. Lopez
>                           Qin Wu
>                           Dhruv Dhody
>                           Michael Wang
>                           Daniel King
> 	Filename        : draft-ietf-lsr-pce-discovery-security-support-01.txt
> 	Pages           : 10
> 	Date            : 2019-06-02
> Abstract:
>    When a Path Computation Element (PCE) is a Label Switching Router
>    (LSR) participating in the Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP), or even a
>    server participating in IGP, its presence and path computation
>    capabilities can be advertised using IGP flooding.  The IGP
>    extensions for PCE discovery (RFC 5088 and RFC 5089) define a method
>    to advertise path computation capabilities using IGP flooding for
>    OSPF and IS-IS respectively.  However these specifications lack a
>    method to advertise PCEP security (e.g., Transport Layer
>    Security(TLS), TCP Authentication Option (TCP-AO)) support
>    capability.
>    This document proposes new capability flag bits for PCE-CAP-FLAGS
>    sub-TLV that can be announced as attribute in the IGP advertisement
>    to distribute PCEP security support information.  In addition, this
>    document updates RFC 5088 and RFC 5089 to allow advertisement of Key
>    ID or Key Chain Name Sub-TLV to support TCP AO security capability.
> The IETF datatracker status page for this draft is:
> support/
> There are also htmlized versions available at:
> support-01
> A diff from the previous version is available at:
> support-01
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