Last Call Review of draft-ietf-aqm-recommendation-08

Request Review of draft-ietf-aqm-recommendation
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 11)
Type Last Call Review
Team Security Area Directorate (secdir)
Deadline 2014-12-24
Requested 2014-12-11
Authors Fred Baker, Gorry Fairhurst
Draft last updated 2015-01-08
Completed reviews Genart Last Call review of -08 by Elwyn Davies (diff)
Genart Telechat review of -09 by Elwyn Davies (diff)
Secdir Last Call review of -08 by Shawn Emery (diff)
Opsdir Last Call review of -08 by Mehmet Ersue (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Shawn Emery
State Completed
Review review-ietf-aqm-recommendation-08-secdir-lc-emery-2015-01-08
Reviewed rev. 08 (document currently at 11)
Review result Has Nits
Review completed: 2015-01-08


I have reviewed this document as part of the security directorate's
ongoing effort to review all IETF documents being processed by the IESG.
These comments were written primarily for the benefit of the security
area directors. Document editors and WG chairs should treat these
comments just like any other last call comments.

This proposed BCP draft provides guidance on various ways to improve network performance
over the Internet through Active Queue Management (AQM).  The draft describes various
techniques to avoid network failure due to congestion, congestion itself, and network

The security considerations section does exist and discloses that the draft does not impose
any new security considerations beyond what is currently vulnerable to DoS attacks, in fact
AQM may help in mitigating against some of these attacks.  However, the draft explains
that not all DoS attacks can be avoided and suggests that further investigation is required
to find out how to help prevent said attacks.  I believe that these assertions are correct.

General comments:

A well written and thorough document.  Thank you.

Editorial comments:

s/> class of/class of/
s/connection preventing/connections, preventing/
s/devices deploy/devices that deploy/