Last Call Review of draft-ietf-pals-status-reduction-04

Request Review of draft-ietf-pals-status-reduction
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 05)
Type Last Call Review
Team Security Area Directorate (secdir)
Deadline 2017-03-31
Requested 2017-03-17
Authors Luca Martini, George Swallow, Elisa Bellagamba
Draft last updated 2017-03-30
Completed reviews Rtgdir Early review of -01 by Adrian Farrel (diff)
Secdir Last Call review of -04 by Yaron Sheffer (diff)
Opsdir Last Call review of -04 by Jürgen Schönwälder (diff)
Genart Last Call review of -04 by Dan Romascanu (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Yaron Sheffer
State Completed
Review review-ietf-pals-status-reduction-04-secdir-lc-sheffer-2017-03-30
Reviewed rev. 04 (document currently at 05)
Review result Ready
Review completed: 2017-03-30


This document proposes a way to aggregate status messages of multiple pseudowires carried on the same MPLS-network LSP.

The Security Considerations simply refer to an earlier RFC, and this makes sense in this case.

However from a broader perspective, I think the community should consider another look at its security assumptions. After what we've seen in recent years, maybe it's not a good idea to refer back to a 2006 document that contains this sentence: "To prevent unwanted packet insertion, it is also important to prevent unauthorized physical access to the PSN," We have all learned the hard way that this advice is not practical - bad actors WILL get physical access to your network.