[secdir] SecDir review of draft-ietf-taps-transports-usage

"Paul Hoffman" <paul.hoffman@vpnc.org> Mon, 05 September 2016 23:28 UTC

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Greetings. draft-ietf-taps-transports-usage, "On the Usage of Transport 
Service Features Provided by IETF Transport Protocols" is an 
informational overview of how TCP, MCTCP, and SCTP interact with 
applications. It is strictly descriptive and doesn't define anything 

Because this is just describes existing protocols, there are no new 
security considerations. However, the current Security Considerations 
section says:
    Security will be considered in future versions of this document.
It is not clear if the authors meant to have this be a null section, or 
whether they really intend to create a Security Considerations section 
that repeats or points to the security considerations for the three 
transports. I think the latter is better, given the lack of anything new 
in this document. Regardless, they need to fill this in before the 
SecDir review can be complete.

--Paul Hoffman