Re: [mif] WGLC for draft-ietf-mif-mpvd-arch-02

Ian Farrer <ianfarrer@gmx.com> Fri, 25 July 2014 14:20 UTC

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Subject: Re: [mif] WGLC for draft-ietf-mif-mpvd-arch-02
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>> This may be too prescriptive about the format which is used for the PvD. Of the 6 formats proposed in kkbg-mpvd-id, only three of them are potentially meaningfully human-readable (UTF-8, FQDN, NAI). What would be good here is to place no expectation on the PvD ID itself being readable, but allow for additional PvD ID specific meta-data to be added which is human readable. Additional meta-data types can the be defined as required for other PvD selection mechanisms.
>> This avoids 'overloading' the function PvD ID itself, which should just be a unique id.
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> This can be used as a sort of social engineering attack.  Not clear that it's a good idea.
> 
[ian] I think the format / contents of the meta-data is a separate discussion. What I mean is that the PVD ID shouldn’t be trying to convey anything apart from a unique identifier for the PVD. Using a human readable format as the unique PvD ID also provides the potential for a social engineering attack.

Cheers,
Ian