WG Review: Source Packet Routing in Networking (spring)
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The Source Packet Routing in Networking (spring) WG in the Routing Area of the IETF is undergoing rechartering. 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 (email@example.com) by 2018-09-20. Source Packet Routing in Networking (spring) ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Current status: Active WG Chairs: Rob Shakir <firstname.lastname@example.org> Bruno Decraene <email@example.com> Assigned Area Director: Martin Vigoureux <firstname.lastname@example.org> Routing Area Directors: Alvaro Retana <email@example.com> Deborah Brungard <firstname.lastname@example.org> Martin Vigoureux <email@example.com> Mailing list: Address: firstname.lastname@example.org To subscribe: https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/spring Archive: https://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/browse/spring/ Group page: https://datatracker.ietf.org/group/spring/ Charter: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/charter-ietf-spring/ The Source Packet Routing in NetworkinG (SPRING) Working Group is the home of Segment Routing (SR) using MPLS (SR-MPLS) and IPv6 (SRv6). SPRING WG serves as a forum to discuss SPRING networks operations, define new applications of, and specify extensions of Segment Routing technologies. SPRING WG should avoid modification to existing data planes that would make them incompatible with existing deployments. Where possible, existing control and management plane protocols must be used within existing architectures to implement the SPRING function. Any modification of -or extension to- existing architectures, data planes, or control or management plane protocols should be carried out in the WGs responsible for the architecture, data plane, or control or management plane protocol being modified and in coordination with the SPRING WG, but may be done in SPRING WG after agreement with all the relevant WG chairs and responsible Area Directors. The SPRING WG defines procedures that allow a node to steer a packet through an SR Policy instantiated as an ordered list of instructions called segments and without the need for per-path state information to be held at transit nodes. Full explicit control (through loose or strict path specification) can be achieved in a network comprising only SPRING nodes, however SPRING nodes must inter-operate through loose routing in existing networks and may find it advantageous to use loose routing for other network applications. The scope of the SPRING WG work includes both single Autonomous System (AS) and multi-AS environments. Segment Routing typically operates within a single trust domain which requires the enforcement of a strict boundary and preventing Segment Routing packets from entering the trusted domain from the untrusted exterior. Certain deployments may however involve multiple trust domains which in turn may imply the use of cross/inter domain segments. Risk models associated with these various scenarios may necessitate the use of a cryptographic integrity checks to validate that the segment list is provided by an authorised entity. As is customary in the Routing Area, the SPRING WG will also identify and address any other security considerations introduced by the technologies it defines; addressing such considerations may require the introduction of new functionality in protocols leveraged for Source Routing, in which case the SPRING WG will formulate requirements to be considered by the appropriate WG for that work. SPRING technologies may be deployed in environments spanning a range of risk and threat models, which may impact both the security considerations and the requirements place on other protocols in order to support Source Routing protocols. The technologies SPRING WG defines may be applicable to both centralised and distributed path computation. The SPRING WG will manage its specific work items by milestones agreed with the responsible Area Director. The work-items of the SPRING WG include functional specifications for: o Segment Routing policies and the associated steering, signalling and traffic engineering mechanisms. o Source-routed stateless service chaining using SR-MPLS and SRv6 dataplanes. o SRv6 network programming for the underlay networks and overlay services, and including data plane behavior and functions associated with SIDs o Operation, Administration and Management (OAM), and traffic accounting in networks with SR-MPLS and SRv6 data planes in the case where SR introduces specificities compared to MPLS or IPv6 technologies. o Performance Management (PM) and monitoring in networks with SR-MPLS and SRv6 data planes in the case where SR introduces specificities compared to MPLS or IPv6 technologies. o Inter-working between SRv6 and SR-MPLS and between SR and existing routing solutions to allow for seamless deployment and co-existence. o New types of segments mapping to forwarding behaviour (e.g., local ingress replication, local forwarding resources, a pre-existing replication structure) if needed for new usages. Any of the above may require architectural extensions. The work-items of SPRING WG also include: o Specification of management models (YANG) for Segment Routing applications, services and networks with SR-MPLS and SRv6 dataplanes. The SPRING WG will coordinate and collaborate with other WGs as needed. Specific expected interactions include (but may not be limited to): * mpls on the MPLS dataplane and OAM extensions, * 6man on the IPv6 dataplane for SR and associated OAM extensions * lsr on OSPF and IS-IS extensions to flood SPRING-related information * idr for BGP extensions * bess for VPN control plane * pce on extensions to communicate with an external entity to compute and program SPRING paths * teas on generic traffic engineering architecture * sfc on service chaining applications * rtgwg on fast-reroute technologies ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Milestones: SR-MPLS sent to IESG by October 2018 SR-MPLS configuration YANG model sent to IESG by December 2018 MPLS anycast sent to IESG by October 2018 SR-TE policy sent to IESG by <mid-2019> SR policies YANG model sent to IESG by December 2019 SR-MPLS OAM sent to IESG by <mid-2019> SR-MPLS Performance Measurement to IESG by <mid-2019> SR-IPv6 OAM sent to IESG by <mid-2019> Stateless service chaining with SR sent to IESG by <end of 2019> SRv6 Network Programming to IESG by <end of 2019>