Re: [netmod] I-D Action: draft-ietf-netmod-factory-default-04.txt

Kent Watsen <kent+ietf@watsen.net> Tue, 05 November 2019 19:27 UTC

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Subject: Re: [netmod] I-D Action: draft-ietf-netmod-factory-default-04.txt
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> Yes, I'm suggesting that this "clearing" be a requirement, even if the
> operator has the choice between clear "only the configuration" and
> "everything."  "might" -> "MUST".
> 
> The fine line between too vague and too much detail must be found. >>>
> 
> In addition,the "factory-reset" RPC MUST
> restore storage to factory condition, including
> remove log files,
> remove temporary files,
> remove certificates, keys, etc
> zero passwords,
> <insert other things>
> 
> The process (SHOULD|MUST) zero/pattern-write then remove sensitive files
> such as the TLS keys, configuration stores, etc.
> 
> The RPC MAY provide an option to limit the actions to factory reset of
> the configuration.


Strongly agree.

Kent // contributor