Re: [MSEC] Key Management protocol (GDOI - 6407) forward

William Atwood <william.atwood@concordia.ca> Fri, 27 September 2013 20:02 UTC

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Subject: Re: [MSEC] Key Management protocol (GDOI - 6407) forward
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Actually, he is probably referring to the "6407 update draft", which is
draft-weis-gdoi-iec62351-9-02.  This is an update to 6407 precisely to
serve the IEC needs.  I suspect that the email is a plea for fast action
on progressing draft-weis to RFC.

  Bill



On 27/09/2013 1:18 PM, Yoav Nir wrote:
> Hi 
>
> Just to be clear, there is no such thing as a "draft RFC". Drafts
> become RFCs, at which point they're done. You may be referring to the
> fact that RFC 6407 is labeled "proposed standard". This is a label
> that the IETF attaches to documents for which there is relatively
> little implementation experience. The label is not automatically
> changed after a while. Even things that are widely implemented and
> used by millions such as IKEv2 (RFC 5996), IPsec (RFC 4301), TLS (RFC
> 5246), and HTTP (RFC 2616), without a doubt the most popular protocol
> on the Internet) is at "draft standard" - a classification that does
> not exist any more, but was below "full standard".
>
> I'm adding Sean Turner, the Security Area Director, because he's been
> handling many similar requests recently.
>
> Hope this helps
>
> Yoav
>
> On Sep 27, 2013, at 5:15 AM, Herb Falk <herb@sisconet.com
> <mailto:herb@sisconet.com>> <Herb@sisconet.com
> <mailto:Herb@sisconet.com>> wrote:
>
>> IEC TC57 WG10 (61850) and IEC TC57 WG15 (Security) has been
>> developing a technology/standard for use as a secure multicast for
>> its use in power grid applications using synchrophasors and other
>> technologies relevant to smartgrid deployments globally.
>>  
>> As part of the effort, some extensions to GDOI were identified.  The
>> 6407 draft incorporates and improves some of the enhancements already
>> identified.  IEC TC57 WG15 is waiting for the draft RFC to transition
>> to an RFC so it can be referenced as a normative standard in IEC 62351-9.
>>  
>> There are several utility vendors and utilities, in particular SCE
>> (Southern California Edison), that are awaiting this transition so
>> that their cyber security frameworks can be updated.  Delays in the
>> transition from draft to RFC will delay implementation of several
>> projects and implementations.
>>  
>>  
>>  
>>  
>>  
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>> Solutions Architect
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