[P2PSIP] Alexey Melnikov's Discuss on draft-ietf-p2psip-sip-18: (with DISCUSS and COMMENT)

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Alexey Melnikov has entered the following ballot position for
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I will move to No Objection once my comments are discussed. They should
be easy to address.

In Section 7:

     Access Control  USER-NODE-MATCH.  Note that this matches the SIP
      against the rfc822Name in the X509v3 certificate.  The rfc822Name
      does not include the scheme so that the "sip:" prefix needs to be
      removed from the SIP AOR before matching.

In general the advice of stripping "sip:" is misleading, because URIs
might have %-encoding, which is not present in rfc822Name, which is an
email address. I think adding text that %-encoding should be decoded
would be a good idea.

Also, the first reference to rfc822Name (earlier in the document) needs a
normative reference to RFC 5280.


In 3.2:

      If the registration is of type "sip_registration_uri", then the
      contents are an opaque string containing the AOR as specified in
      Section 2.

Is the reference correct? Section 2 is "Terminology".

What does "opaque string" means here? You still need to define syntax of
the field.

In 3.3:

   Before a Store is permitted, the storing peer MUST check that:

   o  The AOR of the request is a valid Resource Name with respect to
      the namespaces defined in the overlay configuration document.

   o  The certificate contains a username that is a SIP AOR which hashes
      to the Resource-ID it is being stored at.

   o  The certificate contains a Node-ID that is the same as the
      dictionary key it is being stored at.

Is there a document that defines how exactly a username and a Node-ID can
be represented in an X.509 certificate? If yes, adding a normative
reference here would be useful. If not, adding specific details here
would be useful.

On page 10:

   Inclusion of a <domain-restrictions> element in an overlay
   configuration document is OPTIONAL.  If the element is not included,
   the default behavior is to accept any AOR.  If the element is
   included and the "enable" attribute is not set or set to false, the
   overlay MUST only accept AORs that match the domain name of the

What happens if "enable" is false/unspecified and patter subelements are
included? Are they ignored?

   The <domain-restrictions> element serves as a container for zero to
   multiple <pattern> sub-elements.  A <pattern> element MAY be present
   if the "enable" attribute of its parent element is set to true.  Each
   <pattern> element defines a pattern for constructing admissible
   resource names.  It is of type xsd:string and interpreted as a
   regular expression according to "POSIX Extended Regular Expression"
   (see the specifications in [IEEE-Posix]).

This repeats part of the second paragraph of the same section. Is this
repetition needed?