Last Call Review of draft-ietf-tcpm-early-rexmt-
review-ietf-tcpm-early-rexmt-secdir-lc-hoffman-2009-12-03-00

Request Review of draft-ietf-tcpm-early-rexmt
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 04)
Type Last Call Review
Team Security Area Directorate (secdir)
Deadline 2009-12-15
Requested 2009-11-28
Authors Josh Blanton, Per Hurtig, Urtzi Ayesta, Konstantin Avrachenkov, Mark Allman
Draft last updated 2009-12-03
Completed reviews Secdir Last Call review of -?? by Paul Hoffman
Assignment Reviewer Paul Hoffman
State Completed
Review review-ietf-tcpm-early-rexmt-secdir-lc-hoffman-2009-12-03
Review completed: 2009-12-03

Review
review-ietf-tcpm-early-rexmt-secdir-lc-hoffman-2009-12-03

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.

This document talks about early retransmission considerations and protocols for TCP and SCTP. Its Security Considerations section is a pointer to RFC 5681, which lists some DoS attacks but indicates that no one has thought that hard about them. I think this is sufficient.

--Paul Hoffman, Director
--VPN Consortium