[pim] Benjamin Kaduk's No Objection on draft-ietf-pim-reserved-bits-03: (with COMMENT)

Benjamin Kaduk via Datatracker <noreply@ietf.org> Wed, 18 September 2019 22:53 UTC

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Subject: [pim] Benjamin Kaduk's No Objection on draft-ietf-pim-reserved-bits-03: (with COMMENT)
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Benjamin Kaduk has entered the following ballot position for
draft-ietf-pim-reserved-bits-03: No Objection

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Thanks for this; after the table edits under discussion, it will be a very useful document.

I just have a few minor comments.

It is perhaps slightly unusual to have an Updates: relationship but only
an informative reference relationship to the documents being updated,
but in this case it seems appropriate.

Section 1

   type usage.  Documents defining a new message type MUST define the
   usage of the corresponding Flag Bits.

Is "leave some of them Reserved for Future Use" an acceptable
definition?  (Section 4 implies "yes".)  Pedagogically, it seems
redundant to say "MUST define" and also have text in Section 4 that
gives a default behavior if the "MUST define" is ignored.

Section 3

It looks like 7761 specifies that the flag bits are included in the
Checksum (in the common header); we may want to call that out in case
some implementation had been short-circuiting the actual flags value for
checksum verification.

Section 5

   to be used by each extended type.  Documents defining a new extended
   message type MUST define the usage of the corresponding Flag Bits.

(Same comment as for Section 1.)