IS-IS Path Control and Reservation

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(Alia Atlas) Yes

(Jari Arkko) No Objection

Comment (2016-01-07 for -04)
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This comment from Suresh Krishnan's Gen-ART review seems relevant:

There is no reference for the format of the Bandwidth fields in Sections 6.3 
and 6.4. I am assuming this refers to the Single Precision format (binary32) 
from IEEE 754. If so, please add an explicit reference to this.

(Ben Campbell) No Objection

(Benoît Claise) No Objection

Comment (2016-01-07 for -04)
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As mentioned by the Linda Dunbar in her OPS-DIR review:
Minor issues:

Why the Bandwidth Constraint sub-TLV is not same as the Bandwidth Sub-TLV defined by

Need to make sure that the Bandwidth Sub-TLV (unidirectional available bandwidth, unidirectional utilized bandwidth sub-TLV, etc), of draft-ietf-isis-te-metric-extensions is consistent. 

Regards, Benoit

Alissa Cooper No Objection

(Brian Haberman) No Objection

(Joel Jaeggli) No Objection

Barry Leiba No Objection

Comment (2016-01-06 for -04)
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I was going to ask to discuss this:

   The lowercase forms with an initial capital "Must", "Must Not",
   "Shall", "Shall Not", "Should", "Should Not", "May", and "Optional"
   in this document are to be interpreted in the sense defined in
   [RFC2119], but are used where the normative behavior is defined in
   documents published by SDOs other than the IETF.

...because I think this is a too-subtle distinction that would be confusing to many readers.  But you don't appear to actually have any such terms in the document.  Please remove that paragraph.

(Kathleen Moriarty) No Objection

Alvaro Retana No Objection

Comment (2016-01-05 for -04)
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This is a well written document.  I have a couple of major comments that should be addressed before publication (and some minor ones/nits below).

1. In Section 6.1. (Topology sub-TLV) I think there's a small RFC2119 conflict. "The variable length Topology sub-TLV MUST be used to describe an explicit tree.  The Topology sub-TLV MAY be also used for describing a…GADAG".  That text says that the sub-TLV has to always (MUST) be used to describe an ET, and that it can also describe a GADAG.  I think that clearly it is one or the other.  Suggestion:
     The variable length Topology sub-TLV is used to describe an
     explicit tree.  The Topology sub-TLV may be also used for 
     describing a Generalized Almost Directed Acyclic Graph (

2. Section 7. (MRT-FRR Application) talks about the specific use of I-D.ietf-rtgwg-mrt-frr-algorithm.  However, the description doesn't match the Default MRT Profile as specified in draft-ietf-rtgwg-mrt-frr-architecture — please include in this document a description of the MRT Profile used.


1. It is nice that you put references in Section 3. (Terminology and Definitions) for each entry.  However, the definitions are not exactly the same as the source — for example, the definitions in this document and in I-D.ietf-rtgwg-mrt-frr-architecture are similar, but not the same. I'm sure some of the differences are just word choices, but I find that it may be confusing.

2. In Section 2. (Conventions Used in This Document) I found the second paragraph ("The lowercase forms with an initial capital…") interesting, but then couldn't find any cases where the words were used.  Did I miss them?  If they're not used I would delete the paragraph to avoid confusion.

3. Section 4. (Explicit Trees)
* "An ET MUST NOT contain Cycles."  I'm guessing that "Cycles" refers to loops, right?  I just wanted to clarify because you used a capital C — nothing wrong with that, just that it might be a special term.  BTW, the fact that an ET is defined as loop-free should cover this anyway.
* s/Unidirectional Utilized Bandwidth/Unidirectional Bandwidth Utilization

4. Section 8. (Summary) is superfluous.

(Martin Stiemerling) No Objection