[netext] Review of draft-ietf-netext-access-network-option-00

Carlos Jesús Bernardos Cano <cjbc@it.uc3m.es> Sun, 30 October 2011 19:51 UTC

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Hi all,

I've read draft-ietf-netext-access-network-option-00 and I have some

- I think the document is OK in general.
- The normative text of Section 3 needs to be revised. For example,
there are lots of normative words in lowercase.
- Can a PBU carry more than one ANI option? It is not clearly mentioned,
though Figure 1 may indicate it is possible (as there is both BSSID and
Geo-Loc shown as part of the identification of the access network.
- Figure 3 is not referred in the document.
- I think there should be text dealing with the case in which an LMA not
supporting/understanding the ANI option receives a PBU carrying one.
- It seems that included Nw-ID types are 802.11 related. Is there no
other case (e.g., 3GPP related) worth including?
- Does the ANI option introduce privacy issues? In case an attacker was
able to overhear PBUs, it could be able to know where a particular MN is
geographically located. Not sure this is a realistic concern in a real
deployment, but authors might want to mention that IPsec encryption
could be used to mitigate this problem.



Carlos Jesús Bernardos Cano  http://www.netcom.it.uc3m.es/
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