Re: [secdir] secdir review of draft-haberman-rpsl-reachable-test-03

Nicolas Williams <Nicolas.Williams@oracle.com> Thu, 15 April 2010 18:39 UTC

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Subject: Re: [secdir] secdir review of draft-haberman-rpsl-reachable-test-03
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On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 12:22:56PM -0500, Nicolas Williams wrote:
> I have reviewed this document as part of the security directorate's
> ongoing effort to review all IETF documents being processed by the
> IESG.  These comments were written primarily for the benefit of the
> security area directors.  Document editors and WG chairs should treat
> these comments just like any other last call comments.
> 
> This document is aiming for the Standards Track.  It defines a pair of
> RPSL attibutes for advertising IP addresses in a route's address block
> that can be used for diagnostics via ping, traceroute.
> 
> The document lacks the normally-required security considerations
> section.  However, I see no security considerations whatever in this
> document.

One might also wonder why not have an IANA registry of RPSL attributes.
Then there might not have been a need for an RFC to add these two
attributes, nor would there have been any need for a secdir review of
their registration.

Nico
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