[dtn-security] Updated SBSP Document

"Birrane, Edward J." <Edward.Birrane@jhuapl.edu> Wed, 28 May 2014 13:41 UTC

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Good morning.

I've released a new version of the Streamlined Bundle Security Protocol (SBSP) document (see information below).

This change incorporates comments received to date, including:

- Minor spelling/grammar changes and text cleanup.
- Expanded discussion on extension block identification (Section 2.1)
- Clarified that a BIB may not be added to sign an encrypted block. (Section 2.7)
- Clarified block processing order in Section 2.7.
- Clarified BIB processing (Section 3.3.3)
- Simplified bundle fragmentation discussion (Section 3.4)
- Clarified interaction of authentication and reactive fragmentation.
- Updated policy considerations.

I am cross-posting to dtn-interest and dtn-security as an announcement, but would ask that technical discussion occur on dtn-security.


A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts directories.
 This draft is a work item of the Delay-Tolerant Networking Research Group Working Group of the IETF.

        Title           : Streamlined Bundle Security Protocol Specification
        Author          : Edward J. Birrane
        Filename        : draft-irtf-dtnrg-sbsp-01.txt
        Pages           : 34
        Date            : 2014-05-27

   This document defines a streamlined bundle security protocol, which
   provides data authentication, integrity, and confidentiality services
   for the Bundle Protocol.  Capabilities are provided to protect the
   bundle payload, and additional data that may be included within the
   bundle, along a single path through a network.

The IETF datatracker status page for this draft is:

There's also a htmlized version available at:

A diff from the previous version is available at:

Ed Birrane
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Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
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