Re: [6tisch] [6tisch-security] proposed security text for architecture draft

Michael Richardson <> Wed, 12 November 2014 23:41 UTC

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Subject: Re: [6tisch] [6tisch-security] proposed security text for architecture draft
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Subir Das <> wrote:
    > Michael, Are you suggesting to add this entire text to the architecture
    > document?  I am afraid that the text is more than architecture elements
    > and requirements?  

Yes, it could well be the case; so I am would welcome ways to clarify things
so that the it fits better.  

I like to think of architecture in terms of how houses are specified,
designed and built... the architect does not decide how many mm thick the
concrete foundation shall be (the civil engineer does that), but the
architect does decide that a foundation will be required due to the height of
the house, and that the foundation shall contain a basement that can be used
as a TV room; vs if it will just be a crawl space. 

    > I was not able to attend the last Tuesday's
    > call. You are claiming that the ad hoc security team recommended this
    > text to the WG for consideration. Is this happened during last call? I
    > understand that you didn't get time yet to publish the minutes.

Sorry, did I not get to the minutes for the call on Tuesday?
Oh. Damn. You are probably right... I will do that.

I plead insanity due to nomcom-chair.

Michael Richardson <>, Sandelman Software Works
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