Write up for draft-ietf-dhc-dhcpv6-failover-protocol(-03).txt:
(1) What type of RFC is being requested (BCP, Proposed Standard,
Internet Standard, Informational, Experimental, or Historic)? Why
is this the proper type of RFC? Is this type of RFC indicated in
the title page header?
Standards Track. This is the proper type as it defines a new proposed
standard for a DHCPv6 failover protocol.
(2) The IESG approval announcement includes a Document Announcement
Write-Up. Please provide such a Document Announcement
Write-Up. Recent examples can be found in the "Action"
announcements for approved documents. The approval announcement
contains the following sections:
This document defines a protocol implementation to provide DHCPv6
failover, a mechanism for running two servers with the capability
for either server to take over clients' leases in case of server
failure or network partition. It meets the requirements for DHCPv6
failover detailed in "DHCPv6 Failover Requirements" (RFC7031).
Working Group Summary:
This document defines the DHCPv6 failover protocol based on the
requirements outlined in "DHCPv6 Failover Requirements" (RFC7031).
This document has had thorough reviews by many interested and
knowledgeable folks, and is based on the DHCPv4 failover design
which had many years of review but never made it to the IESG.
There were no significant points of difficulty or controversy
with the contents of the document.
Bernie Volz is the document shepherd. Suresh Krishnan is the
current responsible AD.
(3) Briefly describe the review of this document that was performed by
the Document Shepherd. If this version of the document is not
ready for publication, please explain why the document is being
forwarded to the IESG.
I read the document thoroughly several times, and submitted editorial
and technical suggestions to the authors, which they implemented. I
believe it is ready for publication.
(4) Does the document Shepherd have any concerns about the depth or
breadth of the reviews that have been performed?
No, the document has had a good deal of careful review.
(5) Do portions of the document need review from a particular or from
broader perspective, e.g., security, operational complexity, AAA,
DNS, DHCP, XML, or internationalization? If so, describe the
review that took place.
(6) Describe any specific concerns or issues that the Document
Shepherd has with this document that the Responsible Area Director
and/or the IESG should be aware of? For example, perhaps he or she
is uncomfortable with certain parts of the document, or has
concerns whether there really is a need for it. In any event, if
the WG has discussed those issues and has indicated that it still
wishes to advance the document, detail those concerns here.
I think the document is good as written, and serves a useful purpose.
I know of a commercial product (Cisco Prime Network Registrar) that
has implemented a protocol that is very similar to the draft protocol
and it has been deployed in large service provider's networks (as well
as many other deployments).
(7) Has each author confirmed that any and all appropriate IPR
disclosures required for full conformance with the provisions of
BCP 78 and BCP 79 have already been filed. If not, explain why?
Yes I have confirmed with co-authors.
(8) Has an IPR disclosure been filed that references this document? If
so, summarize any WG discussion and conclusion regarding the IPR
No IPR disclosures have been filed.
(9) How solid is the WG consensus behind this document? Does it
represent the strong concurrence of a few individuals, with others
being silent, or does the WG as a whole understand and agree with it?
There is a strong consensus behind this document and in particular from
very active WG participants (i.e. "DHCP experts").
(10) Has anyone threatened an appeal or otherwise indicated extreme
discontent? If so, please summarise the areas of conflict in
separate email messages to the Responsible Area Director. (It
should be in a separate email because this questionnaire is
(11) Identify any ID nits the Document Shepherd has found in this
document. (See http://www.ietf.org/tools/idnits/ and the
Internet-Drafts Checklist). Boilerplate checks are not enough;
this check needs to be thorough.
There are none.
(12) Describe how the document meets any required formal review
criteria, such as the MIB Doctor, media type, and URI type
(13) Have all references within this document been identified as
either normative or informative?
Yes (there are 13 normative references; and 1 informative).
(14) Are there normative references to documents that are not ready
for advancement or are otherwise in an unclear state? If such
normative references exist, what is the plan for their
(15) Are there downward normative references references (see RFC
3967)? If so, list these downward references to support the Area
Director in the Last Call procedure.
(16) Will publication of this document change the status of any
existing RFCs? Are those RFCs listed on the title page header,
listed in the abstract, and discussed in the introduction? If the
RFCs are not listed in the Abstract and Introduction, explain
why, and point to the part of the document where the relationship
of this document to the other RFCs is discussed. If this
information is not in the document, explain why the WG considers
(17) Describe the Document Shepherd's review of the IANA
considerations section, especially with regard to its consistency
with the body of the document. Confirm that all protocol
extensions that the document makes are associated with the
appropriate reservations in IANA registries. Confirm that any
referenced IANA registries have been clearly identified. Confirm
that newly created IANA registries include a detailed
specification of the initial contents for the registry, that
allocations procedures for future registrations are defined, and
a reasonable name for the new registry has been suggested (see
There are IANA actions and they are compatible with DHC WG IANA actions
and add new messages, options, and error status codes to the DHCPv6
(18) List any new IANA registries that require Expert Review for
future allocations. Provide any public guidance that the IESG
would find useful in selecting the IANA Experts for these new
There are no new registries.
(19) Describe reviews and automated checks performed by the Document
Shepherd to validate sections of the document written in a formal
language, such as XML code, BNF rules, MIB definitions, etc.
There are no such parts to the document.