Re: [Sidrops] Robert Wilton's No Objection on draft-ietf-sidrops-rp-06: (with COMMENT)

Di Ma <> Thu, 09 April 2020 14:38 UTC

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Thanks for your review.

Please find our response in lines.

> 2020年4月8日 21:22,Robert Wilton via Datatracker <> 写道:
> Robert Wilton has entered the following ballot position for
> draft-ietf-sidrops-rp-06: No Objection
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> Thanks for this - I think that this document is useful.  One issue with the
> IETF standard format is that it can be difficult to find which RFCs need to be
> read to fully solve a particular problem, particularly considering that some of
> those RFCs may be updated or obsoleted by other RFCs.  I agree with Warren's
> comment that it would make a good living document, if IETF had such things.
> In terms of reading the document, I noted that it uses quite a lot of acronyms
> that I was not immediately familiar with and that are not defined in the
> document.  Perhaps the document could be improved by having a short terminology
> section?  The acronyms that didn't appear to be defined include CRL, INR, CA,
> ROA.

This document is intended for implementors or operators who have already read RFC 6480, which we mentioned in first paragraph of the Introduction. Thus we expect readers already know those acronyms and related concepts.

> 4.2.1.  Manifest
>   To determine whether a manifest is valid, the RP is required to
>   perform manifest-specific checks in addition to those specified in
>   [RFC6488].
> I found the above paragraph as being unclear, in that I don't know what "those"
> is referring to, and hence I suggest more clearly identifying “those” checks.

In this context "those" refers to the generic signed object checks described in 6488. We will improve this sentence by stating that explicitly.

> Finally, I agree with Alvaro's comment related to section 4.3:  This document
> probably shouldn't be giving recommendations.  Perhaps better to just keep this
> as "However, most RP software ignores such objects.", or combine it with the
> previous sentence.

My co-author Steve has responded to Alvaro in terms of deleting the recommendations.