Last Call Review of draft-ietf-bier-architecture-07

Request Review of draft-ietf-bier-architecture
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 08)
Type Last Call Review
Team Routing Area Directorate (rtgdir)
Deadline 2017-06-30
Requested 2017-06-15
Requested by Alia Atlas
Authors IJsbrand Wijnands, Eric Rosen, Andrew Dolganow, Tony Przygienda, Sam Aldrin
Draft last updated 2017-07-03
Completed reviews Rtgdir Last Call review of -07 by Susan Hares (diff)
Opsdir Last Call review of -07 by Victor Kuarsingh (diff)
Genart Last Call review of -07 by Dan Romascanu (diff)
Genart Last Call review of -08 by Dan Romascanu
Assignment Reviewer Susan Hares 
State Completed
Review review-ietf-bier-architecture-07-rtgdir-lc-hares-2017-07-03
Reviewed rev. 07 (document currently at 08)
Review result Has Nits
Review completed: 2017-07-03


RTG-DIR Review: 


Status: Almost -ready - needs a few minor concerns fixed in the security
considerations section. 


General Comment: The mix of authors has created a easily readable document.
Thank you!   


Minor comments on Security: 


Like Victor Kuarsingh who did the OPS-DIR Review, I found
the security section to ignore the DDoS attack if setting "all-bits".  


Victor stated: 

" It is probably worth pointing out as well that when the initial BIER 

 encapsulation is imposed, certain errors, such as setting all the bits 

 in the BitString, can result in DoS attacks (intended or unintended)."


Perhaps it would be worth beefing up paragraph 3 or 4 in section 8, to

 security section to consider more than section 5 (advertising BFR-ids and

Are there any ways that attacks through the provisioning efforts may lead to
DDoS attacks?  


I would recommend that a security person with routing experience look at
this architecture.   I do not have experience with security attacks of this
nature other than in a theoretical aspect.  



Editorial nit: 

Page 28, last paragraph starting with "if one of the encapsulations of
[MPLS_BIER_ENCAPS] is used.  


There is a jump in logic between the second sentence and the third.   Please
re-read the text and smooth a bit.   Since this author set shows superb
writing skills, I will only suggest that you review this text.  Any solution
to the editorial nit is fine with me.  


Sue hares