Re: [Ace] call for adoption for draft-marin-ace-wg-coap-eap

"Eduardo Inglés (IMT)" <> Thu, 04 February 2021 19:04 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Ace] call for adoption for draft-marin-ace-wg-coap-eap
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I have used EAP over CoAP in implementations with different constrained 
devices and I have seen the performance of this protocol together with 
various EAP methods. I also worked with the PANAtiki implementation. 
Therefore, I present my opinion based on my experience and the follow-up 
I did of the draft.

Regarding the writing of the draft, I agree with Michael Richardson that 
it can be improved to facilitate the understanding of some concepts. For 
example, I would rewrite this sentence to understand it on a first reading:
"EAP requests go always from the EAP authenticator and the EAP peer
and the EAP responses from the EAP peer to the EAP authenticator."
And perhaps it is convenient to clarify in the abstract that this draft 
is a lower layer EAP to avoid confusion with the EAP methods. However, I 
do agree with the authors on the usefulness of the protocol.

In addition to what has already been exposed, I find that the size of 
the messages hardly affects the performance in constrained networks like 
LoRaWAN. In addition, the presence of CoAP in the main constrained OS is 
also an advantage for maintaining a lightweight code footprint.

Therefore, I support the adoption of the draft.

El 21/01/2021 a las 14:13, Daniel Migault escribió:
> Hi,
> The charter approval by the IESG is expected to be approved in the 
> coming weeks. In the meanwhile, this email starts a call for adoption 
> on work that has been included in the charter. Of course, adoption is 
> contingent on the rechartering succeeding.
> The document called for adoption is 
> draft-marin-ace-wg-coap-eap available here:
> <>
> Please state your opinion on whether this work should not or should be 
> adopted by the WG and express your motivation for such a statement. 
> The call for adoption closes on February 4.
> Yours,
> Daniel
> -- 
> Daniel Migault
> Ericsson
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Eduardo Inglés Sánchez

Département systèmes réseaux, cybersécurité et droit du numérique (SRCD)
IMT Atlantique, Rennes