Re: [Pearg] I-D Action: draft-irtf-pearg-numeric-ids-generation-05.txt

Fernando Gont <> Thu, 07 January 2021 00:55 UTC

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FYI, this rev addresses comments we received off-list, some minor issues 
that we found while doing a fresh review ourselves, and comments that we 
got as a result of draft-gont-numeric-ids-sec-considerations being last 
called (that led to folks looking at the two PEARG I-Ds on numeric IDs).

Other than generally polishing the text and fixing minor errors:

* We added a short Section "8.3.  Fingerprinting", upon request of 
Bernard Aboba.

* All discussion of algorithms or techniques that generally have 
negative implications has been moved into Appendix A.

If you can please do take a look and let us know what you think.



On 6/1/21 20:48, wrote:
> A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts directories.
> This draft is a work item of the Privacy Enhancements and Assessments Research Group RG of the IRTF.
>          Title           : On the Generation of Transient Numeric Identifiers
>          Authors         : Fernando Gont
>                            Ivan Arce
> 	Filename        : draft-irtf-pearg-numeric-ids-generation-05.txt
> 	Pages           : 37
> 	Date            : 2021-01-06
> Abstract:
>     This document performs an analysis of the security and privacy
>     implications of different types of "transient numeric identifiers"
>     used in IETF protocols, and tries to categorize them based on their
>     interoperability requirements and the associated failure severity
>     when such requirements are not met.  Subsequently, it provides advice
>     on possible algorithms that could be employed to satisfy the
>     interoperability requirements of each identifier category, while
>     minimizing the negative security and privacy implications, thus
>     providing guidance to protocol designers and protocol implementers.
>     Finally, it describes a number of algorithms that have been employed
>     in real implementations to generate transient numeric identifiers and
>     analyzes their security and privacy properties.
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Fernando Gont
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