Re: [6tisch] Opsdir last call review of draft-ietf-6tisch-enrollment-enhanced-beacon-08

Michael Richardson <> Wed, 22 January 2020 22:16 UTC

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Qin Wu via Datatracker <> wrote:
    > Minor issue: 1.  Abstract Is small details about 6TiSCH join and
    > enrollment information? If yes, why not document it explicitly?

The WG decided against trying to detail every possible use of these
containers.  The ones that are aimed at enrollment are clearly labelled.

The other ones were asked for by researchers who recognized that they needed
additional information to make decisions; but how those containers will be
used is still in the research space.

    > Also it
    > will be great to clarify in the abstract why 6TiSCH join and enrollment
    > information needs to be carried? For which purpose?
    > 2 Section 1, 1st
    > paragraph s/slot designated a broadcast slot/slot designated as a
    > broadcast slot 3.Section 1.2 2nd paragraph s/annouce/announce

thank you, will be in -09.
    > 4. Section 1.2, last paragraph is slot/s slot per second? Please make
    > clear about this.

that paragraph already rewritten.
    > 5.Section 3, 2nd paragraph s/Beagon/Beacon 6.Section

Thank you.

    > 4 Should the last paragraph be moved after the first sentence and
    > before the second sentence in the first paragraph?

I don't understand your suggestion here.

    > How DODAGID is
    > related to network ID? Should you add DODAGID as a new abbreviation or
    > term? When Dogagid is hashed, how interloper can use the network ID to
    > map out the extend of mesh network? What do you mean by the extend of
    > the mesh network? s/ provides some cover the addresses used within the
    > network/ provides some cover for the addresses used within the network.

The extent of a network is how much geography it covers.
An attacker can currently see the extent of a network by observing the PANID
of all transmissions, which is not part of the encrypted section in 802.15.4.
But, a network could use multiple PANIDs.  The included NetworkID will be the
same across multiple PANIDs, allowing the map of related networks to be made.

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