Re: [secdir] secdir review of draft-ietf-sfc-problem-statement-10

Barry Leiba <barryleiba@computer.org> Sat, 03 January 2015 14:19 UTC

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Subject: Re: [secdir] secdir review of draft-ietf-sfc-problem-statement-10
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Hi, Ben.  Just on the abbreviation-expansion point:

> The document uses some acronyms that are not expanded.  I expect most
> readers to be familiar with some, but not all, of:
> * Open Systems Interconnection
> * the OSI model, e.g., layer 3, layer 7, etc. (I had to think a moment
> about "L4-L7")
> * transmission control protocol
> * Virtual Local Area Network
> * Border Gateway Protocol
> * internet protocol
> * virtual private network
> * multiprotocol label switching
> * Wide Area Network
> * datacenter

The RFC Editor has a list of abbreviations, on which those that are
considered familiar enough not to need expansion are noted with "*":
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc-style-guide/abbrev.expansion.txt

One can find this list from the RFC Editor home page by clicking on
the link to the style guide first.  It probably should be linked
somewhere that's more obvious for draft authors and reviewers to find.

Anyway OSI, TCP, VLAN, BGP, IP, VPN, MPLS, and WAN are all flagged as
not needing expansion, for what that's worth.

Barry