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

Robert Wilton via Datatracker <noreply@ietf.org> Wed, 08 April 2020 13:22 UTC

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

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.

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.