Re: [Ideas] WG Review: IDentity Enabled Networks (ideas)

Padma Pillay-Esnault <> Sun, 08 October 2017 01:38 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Ideas] WG Review: IDentity Enabled Networks (ideas)
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On Sat, Oct 7, 2017 at 4:43 PM, S Moonesamy <> wrote:

> Hello,
> At 09:13 AM 29-09-2017, The IESG wrote:
>> A new IETF WG has been proposed in the Routing Area. The IESG has not made
>> any determination yet. The following draft charter was submitted, and is
>> provided for informational purposes only. Please send your comments to the
>> IESG mailing list ( by 2017-10-09.
> I took a quick look at the drafts for the proposed working group and I
> came across the following: "An Identity uniquely identifies a Communication
> Entity" and "To put it simply, while the IDy of a communicating entity is
> obfuscated to outside observers, it is revealed to communicating parties
> with a legitimate need to know.  Legitimate parties include either end of
> entities itself or regulatory authorities or authorized edge nodes
> (routers/IDf based firewalls) in the network."

> I assume that the proposed working group will be creating an embedded
> identifier so that legitimate parties can track Internet users.  I don't
> think that it is a good idea.

Not sure if you have been following the discussions the last few days and
emails today.  The charter which is under review is not trying to create an
embedded identifier to track users.

The draft in question is being updated and the authors are doing for


> Regards,
> S. Moonesamy