Re: [Sipbrandy] [Gen-art] Genart last call review of draft-ietf-sipbrandy-osrtp-09

Alissa Cooper <> Wed, 29 May 2019 18:47 UTC

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Elwyn, thanks for your review. I entered a Yes ballot. One comment below.

> On May 16, 2019, at 6:13 PM, Elwyn Davies via Datatracker <> wrote:
> Reviewer: Elwyn Davies
> Review result: Ready with Nits
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> Document: draft-ietf-sipbrandy-osrtp-09
> Reviewer: Elwyn Davies
> Review Date: 2019-05-16
> IETF LC End Date: 2019-05-16
> IESG Telechat date: Not scheduled for a telechat
> Summary: Ready with nits.  Thanks for an easy to read document.  I am not sure
> about whether it is acceptable to point to an expired (and effectively totally
> dead) draft (draft-kaplan...) for signuficant motivation (see minor issues). 
> Please consult with higher authorities.
> Major issues:
> None
> Minor issues:
> S1, para 2: The discussion and motivation for the introduction of OSRTP is at
> least partially derived from the motivation explained in Section 1 of
> draft-kaplan-mmusic-best-effort-srtp.  This is a long expired draft (2007)
> which is not going to become an RFC.  Given this, I wonder if the text ought to
> be reproduced here, perhaps as an appendix?

I think the reference to the draft is ok. It’s a stable reference.


> Nits/Editorial comments:
> Abstract: s./applied to Real-time/applied to the Real-time/
> Abstract: expand SDP on first use.
> Abstract: expand SRTP on first use (Secure RTP).
> S1:  The sentences expanding the meaning of cleartext and secure media could do
> with a little expansion to make it clear that we are talking about media
> streams even if that is what RTP is supposed to be about. Suggest:
> OLD:
> In terms of secure media, cleartext is RTP [RFC3550] media which is negotiated
> with the RTP/AVP (Audio Video Profile) [RFC3551] or the RTP/AVPF profile
> [RFC4585]. Comprehensive protection is Secure RTP [RFC3711], negotiated with a
> secure profile, such as SAVP or SAVPF [RFC5124]. NEW: In the context of
> transport of secure media streams using RTP and its secured derivatives,
> cleartext is represented by an RTP [RFC3550] media stream which is negotiated
> with the RTP/AVP (Audio Video Profile) [RFC3551] or the RTP/AVPF profile
> [RFC4585], whereas comprehensive protection is represented by a Secure RTP
> [RFC3711] stream, negotiated with a secure profile, such as SAVP or SAVPF
> [RFC5124]. ENDS
> (I note that SAVP and SAVPF aren't acronyms and don't need expansion.  OTOH
> AVPF probably does.)
> S3: The terminology used in RFC 4566 and elsewhere seems to be m= sections
> rather than m-  sections.  Suggest s/m-/m=/g (4 places)
> S3.4, last sentence:  the backward reference to Section 3.1 is not in RFC
> format. s/section [3.1]/Section 3.1/
> S4, para 3:  I think the 'must' here is normative. s/ an encrypted signaling
> channel must still be used./ an encrypted signaling channel MUST still be used./
> S6: The note to the RFC Editor should also note that the referenceventries
> SIPCONNECT, RFC6982 and IMTC-SIP in s8 should also be removed.
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