Re: [6tisch] Adam Roach's Discuss on draft-ietf-6tisch-minimal-security-13: (with DISCUSS and COMMENT)

Benjamin Kaduk <> Thu, 31 October 2019 02:53 UTC

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Subject: Re: [6tisch] Adam Roach's Discuss on draft-ietf-6tisch-minimal-security-13: (with DISCUSS and COMMENT)
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On Wed, Oct 30, 2019 at 03:10:55PM -0700, Adam Roach via Datatracker wrote:
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> Thanks to everyone who invested their time in this document. I have one
> blocking comment that I believe should be easy to resolve, and one fairly major
> comment that should be trivial to fix.
> §8.1.1:
> >  o  The Uri-Path option is set to "j".
> COAP URIs are generally subject to BCP 190 restrictions, which would require
> the path to either be provisioned, discovered, or under the ".well-known"
> tree. The use of a reserved domain name here may change the rationale; but for
> the sake of not establishing a precedent for path squatting in CoAP, this
> document needs to clearly explain the rationale of why BCP 190 should not
> apply in this case. Alternately, the implied URI can be changed to something
> like "coap://"

Note also the parameter update exchange describe in Section 8.2, where the
joined node is supposed to act as a CoAp server and expose the "/j"
resource.  The justification of the reserved domain name does not seem to
apply to that case, which seems to suggest that .well-known will be needed.