Last Call Review of draft-ietf-tcpm-alternativebackoff-ecn-09

Request Review of draft-ietf-tcpm-alternativebackoff-ecn
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 12)
Type Last Call Review
Team General Area Review Team (Gen-ART) (genart)
Deadline 2018-08-28
Requested 2018-08-14
Authors Naeem Khademi, Michael Welzl, Grenville Armitage, Gorry Fairhurst
Draft last updated 2018-08-17
Completed reviews Secdir Last Call review of -09 by Joseph Salowey (diff)
Genart Last Call review of -09 by Russ Housley (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Russ Housley
State Completed
Review review-ietf-tcpm-alternativebackoff-ecn-09-genart-lc-housley-2018-08-17
Reviewed rev. 09 (document currently at 12)
Review result Ready
Review completed: 2018-08-17


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Document: draft-ietf-tcpm-alternativebackoff-ecn-09
Reviewer: Russ Housley
Review Date: 2018-08-17
IETF LC End Date: 2018-08-28
IESG Telechat date: unknown

Summary: Ready

Major Concerns:


Minor Concerns:

Section 2: Please update the first paragraph to reference RFC 8174
in addition to RFC 2119, as follows: 

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "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.

Section 12.1: Please add a normative reference to RFC 7926.


Abstract: s/RFC3168/RFC 3168/

Section 1: s/RFC8087 [RFC8087]/[RFC8087]/

Section 1 says:

   However, currently used loss-based congestion control mechanisms
   cannot always utilise a bottleneck link well where there are short

I stumbled on this sentence.  Maybe it would read better if you said
that current mechanisms sometimes provides poor link utilization when
queues are short.

Section 1: s/allow for short queues only/allow only for short queues/

Section 6: s/RFC3168 states/[RFC3168] states/ and
           s/dropped packet [RFC3168]./dropped packet./

Section 6: s/the TCPM WG or IESG/the TCPM WG or the IESG/

Section 7" s/TCPM working group/TCPM Working Group/ or /TCPM WG/