[6lowpan] 802.15 KMP -- was: Re: How to ask a presentation time slot in coming IETF conf in Taipei?

Robert Moskowitz <rgm@labs.htt-consult.com> Wed, 28 September 2011 14:28 UTC

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Subject: [6lowpan] 802.15 KMP -- was: Re: How to ask a presentation time slot in coming IETF conf in Taipei?
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On 09/28/2011 07:17 AM, Carsten Bormann wrote:
>> We’re planning to give a presentation in 6lowpan area in next IETF conference but couldn’t find our schedule or time slot. How to apply for it? Can anyone give some suggestion?
> Hi Chao,
> the 6LoWPAN WG is not meeting in Taipei.
> There also is, in general, no plan to take on new work within this particular WG.
> This, of course, does not mean that there won't be additional work in this space — quite to the contrary.  Just not likely in the existing organizational context of this WG.
> As you know, the right way to bring an idea to the IETF is to write an Internet-Draft.

On a related note, a PAR for adding Key Management to 802.15 is 
advancing and we expect its approval at the November 802 meeting (the 
week before IETF).  The work for 15.4 will rely on the Information 
Element and Multipurpose frame of 15.4e.  However, 6lowpan COULD 
allocate a frameID (? or whatever the RFC calls the data header field) 
for KMP and we could have a simple method mirroring the 4e model but for 
6lowpan pre-4e.

I was asked about this in Quebec, and I DO plan on writing an ID for 
this.  I could have a rough cut for November, but it will be tracking 
the 802.15 work (which btw most likely will be 802.15.8 as it will apply 
to 15.6 and 15.7 as well) so it will take a bit to finish.

What value would MAC KMP serve IETF?  Keying for the MAC to secure 
Neighbor discovery.  Security for roll.  Its value for core may be 
minimal:  for core over single hop only or one KMP for all levels (MAC, 
IP, Session (DTLS)).

So this will be available for 6lowpan discussions, but probably you will 
end up waiting until Paris for a full presentation.

Or come to Jacksonville in January to work it out in 802.15!

BTW, I need an editor.  I have an interested, experienced 802.15 editor 
that needs funding.  So either someone to help with the funding of an 
experienced editor or someone to step forward to take on the editing.  I 
do NOT see this (802.15.8) to be a major document.

> (Even if there were a 6LoWPAN slot in Taipei, the chairs would generally require an Internet-Draft for a meeting slot.)  Once we have that, we may be able to find a meeting of a different WG that might provide a way to discuss the work.  Or we might be able to progress it outside of face-to-face meetings, as we are doing with the Bluetooth-Low-Energy (BT-LE) work right now.
> So, in any case, my recommendation is to write a draft, and if that creates interest within the purview of the 6LoWPAN WG, we will find a way forward.
> Grüße, Carsten
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Robert Moskowitz
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