Last Call Review of draft-ietf-roll-useofrplinfo-25

Request Review of draft-ietf-roll-useofrplinfo
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 32)
Type Last Call Review
Team Transport Area Review Team (tsvart)
Deadline 2019-04-11
Requested 2019-03-21
Authors Ines Robles, Michael Richardson, Pascal Thubert
Draft last updated 2019-04-11
Completed reviews Rtgdir Last Call review of -25 by Henning Rogge (diff)
Secdir Last Call review of -25 by Daniel Migault (diff)
Tsvart Last Call review of -25 by Colin Perkins (diff)
Genart Last Call review of -25 by Russ Housley (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Colin Perkins
State Completed
Review review-ietf-roll-useofrplinfo-25-tsvart-lc-perkins-2019-04-11
Reviewed rev. 25 (document currently at 32)
Review result Ready with Nits
Review completed: 2019-04-11


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The draft updates RFC 6553 to use a different IPv6 hop-by-hop option type for RPL packets, to avoid some issues discovered through deployment experience. This looks to require a flag day cutover, and hence has some potential interoperability concerns, but introduces no transport concern. The draft also describes a number of clarifications around when to use the RPL hop-by-hop option header and when to use IP-in-IP tunnelling, described based on a set of use case examples.

There do not look to be any new transport-related concerns with this draft.

The draft does not mention ECN when using IPv6-in-IPv6 tunneling. It is perhaps implied, but a reference to RFC 6040 would be helpful to clarify how ECN bits are copied between inner and outer headers when encapsulating and decapsulating packets from an IPv6-in-IPv6 tunnel. ECN is seeing increasing use in transport protocols, so correctly propagating this information is important.