Re: [secdir] Review of draft-ietf-pcn-baseline-encoding-05

Steven Blake <slblake@petri-meat.com> Wed, 02 September 2009 01:43 UTC

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Magnus,

Thanks for taking the time to review this document.


On Tue, 2009-09-01 at 16:45 -0700, Magnus Nyström 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.
> 
> Overview:
> 
> Loosely, this document describes a way of pre-congestion notification
> marking of packets that builds on the Explicit Congestion Notification
> (RFC 3168). The marking is only carrying meaning within a given PCN
> domain.
> 
> Comments:
> 
> With the caveat of not being an expert in the field this draft is
> about, I find the document relatively straightforward to understand
> and the Security Considerations section reasonably complete (although
> it perhaps would have been useful to describe what problems that
> possibly could occur should a party inject PCN-marked packets inside a
> network?).
> 
> Editorial:
> 
> Maybe useful to add a brief early section providing definitions of
> abbreviations?
> 
> -- Magnus


Regards,

// Steve