Early Review of draft-ietf-ospf-mpls-elc-09

Request Review of draft-ietf-ospf-mpls-elc
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 12)
Type Early Review
Team Routing Area Directorate (rtgdir)
Deadline 2019-09-13
Requested 2019-08-30
Requested by Acee Lindem
Authors Xiaohu Xu, Sriganesh Kini, Peter Psenak, Clarence Filsfils, Stephane Litkowski, Matthew Bocci
Draft last updated 2019-09-12
Completed reviews Rtgdir Early review of -09 by Dhruv Dhody (diff)
Same reviewer could review  draft-ietf-isis-mpls-elc-07.
Assignment Reviewer Dhruv Dhody
State Completed
Review review-ietf-ospf-mpls-elc-09-rtgdir-early-dhody-2019-09-12
Posted at https://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/msg/rtg-dir/8FmsBwHRKW-V4fwxoL9Z2xTo2fs
Reviewed rev. 09 (document currently at 12)
Review result Has Issues
Review completed: 2019-09-12


Subject: RtgDir Early review: draft-ietf-ospf-mpls-elc-09


I have been selected to do a routing directorate “early” review of this draft.

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Document: draft-ietf-ospf-mpls-elc-09
Reviewer: Dhruv Dhody
Review Date: 12-09-2019
Intended Status: Standards Track

Summary: I have some minor concerns about this document that I think should be resolved before it is submitted to the IESG.

The draft is focused and straightforward, the reader needs to be aware of RFC6790 and draft-ietf-mpls-spring-entropy-label beforehand. I have reviewed this and the IS-IS I-D together and you will find similar comments for both I-Ds.  


(1) Please use updated requirement language text as per RFC 8174, as you do have a mix of upper-case and lower-case terms in your I-D. 

      The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL
      "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as
      described in BCP 14 [RFC2119] [RFC8174] when, and only when, they
      appear in all capitals, as shown here.

(2) Could you mark that the codepoints mentioned in the draft are early allocated by IANA? This would make it clear that you are not squatting on them. I also suggest following change in Section 7 (IANA Considerations) - 

   This document requests IANA to allocate one flag from the OSPFv2
   Extended Prefix TLV Flags registry:

      0x20 - E-Flag (ELC Flag)

   This document requests IANA to allocate one flag from the OSPFv3
   Prefix Options registry:

      0x04 - E-Flag (ELC Flag) 
   IANA is requested to confirm the early allocation of the following
   code point in the OSPFv2 Extended Prefix TLV Flags registry:

      0x20 - E-Flag (ELC Flag)

   IANA is requested to confirm the early allocation of the following
   code point in the  the OSPFv3 Prefix Options registry:

      0x04 - E-Flag (ELC Flag) 

(3) Section 4, I think a reference to RFC 8476 is needed as well to state the ERLD is advertised as part of Node MSD advertisement as defined in [RFC8476]. As mentioned in my review of the IS-IS I-D, what happens if one receives ERLD in the Link MSD advertisement? As per my understanding this is not allowed, better to add normative text for the case then. 

(4) Section 8, suggest to also add one sentence for the impact of advertising incorrect ERLD. If there isn't any, that can also be stated. 

(1) Suggested ordering of sections - ..ELC/ERLD/BGP-LS/ACK..  [matching between OSPF/ISIS]

(2) Section 2, add [I-D.ietf-mpls-spring-entropy-label] for terminology reference

(3) Section 3, Add reference to draft-ietf-mpls-spring-entropy-label for the definition and usage of ERLD

(4) Section 6,

   The ERLD MSD-type introduced for OSPF in Section 4 is advertised
   using the Node MSD TLV (TLV 266) of the BGP-LS Node NLRI Attribute as
   defined in section 3 of [I-D.ietf-idr-bgp-ls-segment-routing-ext].

I think you mean draft-ietf-idr-bgp-ls-segment-routing-msd here! 

Also, maybe change the title "BGP-LS Extension" as there is no 'extension' required, ELC/ERLD is BGP-LS would be automatically supported.   

(5) Expand MSD on first use.