Telechat Review of draft-ietf-mmusic-trickle-ice-sip-14

Request Review of draft-ietf-mmusic-trickle-ice-sip
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 18)
Type Telechat Review
Team Transport Area Review Team (tsvart)
Deadline 2018-04-03
Requested 2018-02-22
Authors Emil Ivov, Thomas Stach, Enrico Marocco, Christer Holmberg
Draft last updated 2018-04-03
Completed reviews Genart Last Call review of -12 by Dale Worley (diff)
Secdir Last Call review of -12 by Shawn Emery (diff)
Tsvart Last Call review of -12 by Joerg Ott (diff)
Tsvart Telechat review of -14 by Joerg Ott (diff)
Secdir Telechat review of -13 by Shawn Emery (diff)
Genart Telechat review of -14 by Dale Worley (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Joerg Ott
State Completed
Review review-ietf-mmusic-trickle-ice-sip-14-tsvart-telechat-ott-2018-04-03
Reviewed rev. 14 (document currently at 18)
Review result Ready with Nits
Review completed: 2018-04-03


Reviewer: Jörg Ott
Review result: Ready with Nits 

This is a re-review of draft-ietf-mmusic-trickle-ice-sip.  The previous review was on draft-ietf-mmusic-trickle-ice-sip-12.
Revision -14 of the draft largely addresses the issues on congestion-controlled transport.

Recap from the previous review for completeness:
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The draft defines a how the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) shall
make use the incremental discovery and exchange of IP addresses as
provided by tricke ICE; the main purpose is reducing call setup latency.

The draft defines address the SIP aspects comprehensively with all
necessary features.  From a transport perspective relevant is primarily
its use the SIP INFO method for carrying updates to the collected
addresses to notify the respective peer that further ones can now
be tried and inform when when the address gathering is complete. 

The revisions to section 10.9 largely address the congestion control
issues I raised before.  But there is new issue coming up: 

10.9 Rate of INFO Requests
   Given that IP addresses may be gathered rapidly a Trickle ICE Agent
   with many network interfaces might create a high rate of INFO
   requests if every newly detected candidate is trickled individually
   without aggregation.  Implementors MUST consider aggregating ICE
   candidates in case that UDP is used as transport protocol and sending send
   INFOs only at some configurable intervals.

The aggregation now raises the issue of SIP INFO messages exceeding MTU size.
Measurements in the wild have shown that SIP INVITE messages may easily be
larger than MTU size, so this should be factored in.  If an INFO requests exceeds
a reasonable MTU size (say, 1280 bytes),  it should be sent, but not earlier than
200ms after the previous INFO message was sent -- or something along these
lines.  Such a rare limit could be specified in general and, if aggregation is 
employed, too, probably not harm the call setup process.

Nit: Put the statement "Also, an endpoint may not be able to tell
that it has congestion controlled transport all the way." into its own paragraph
so that this stands out.