[Detnet] Roman Danyliw's No Objection on draft-ietf-detnet-flow-information-model-13: (with COMMENT)

Roman Danyliw via Datatracker <noreply@ietf.org> Wed, 16 December 2020 18:26 UTC

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Subject: [Detnet] Roman Danyliw's No Objection on draft-ietf-detnet-flow-information-model-13: (with COMMENT)
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Roman Danyliw has entered the following ballot position for
draft-ietf-detnet-flow-information-model-13: No Objection

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Thank you to Shawn Emery for the SECDIR review, and thank you for responding to

** Editorially, the style by which info model elements are described is
different in Section 4 vs. 5.

** Editorially, the level of detail provided for the information elements seems
vary a bit.  For example, Section 5.5a describes a time interval in the with
Interval attribute of TrafficSpecification but provides no data type of units. 
On the other hand, Section 5.9.2 describes MaxLatency as being an integer (data
type) and unit (nanoseconds).

** Section 7.  What is an “information group”?

** Section 10
   The external interfaces of the DetNet domain need to be subject to
   appropriate confidentiality.  Additionally, knowledge of which flows/
   services are provided to a customer or delivered by a network
   operator may supply information that can be used in a variety of
   security attacks.  Security considerations for DetNet are described
   in detail in [I-D.ietf-detnet-security].  General security
   considerations are described in [RFC8655].  This document discusses
   modeling the information, not how it is exchanged.

-- Please clarify what is “appropriate confidentiality” and who determines that?

-- I didn’t follow why the external interface is such a key focus given the
contents of the detnet-security draft.

Perhaps something more streamline as (roughly) the following could work if that
meets the original intent:

NEW (Section 10)
This document describes an information model intended to principally describe
network configuration information.  Knowledge of which flows or services are
provided to a customer or delivered by a network operator can inform a variety
of attacks.

This information model will be instantiated with implementation level details
in a data model.  Such data models (e.g., draft-ietf-detnet-yang) will need to
address the security considerations for DetNet which are described in
[I-D.ietf-detnet-security].  General security considerations are described in