Last Call Review of draft-ietf-pim-hello-intid-
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.
Overall I find the document to be of good quality and I agree that the
security considerations section is adequate.
While PIM is certainly not my strong suit the document is understandable
except for the following paragraph from Section 2.1:
The Local Interface Identifier MUST be non-zero. The reason for
this, is that some protocols may want to only optionally refer to an
Interface using the Interface Identifier Hello option, and use the
value of 0 to show that it is not referred to. Note that the value
of 0 is not a valid ifIndex as defined in [RFC1213].
This seems to be saying that the Local Interface Identifier must not be 0,
except when some protocol wants to use the Interface Identifier Hello to
not refer to any actual interface. Which leaves me confused.