Re: [Privsec-discuss] [Stackevo] Consolidation

Eliot Lear <> Mon, 02 October 2017 10:59 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Privsec-discuss] [Stackevo] Consolidation
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Hi Jari,

On 9/29/17 12:00 PM, Jari Arkko wrote:
> So, do the folks in the different programs have advice to the IAB in
> this topic? In particular:
> 1. Do you see architectural issues within your own field that relates
> to consolidation trends, and how those affect the Internet?

In the context of where I'm working (IoT security), every chip
manufacturer has their own platform/SOC, for instance, and add to that a
few operating systems and a few extra frameworks on top of them, and,
well, I'd say there's a consolidation somewhere in the future.  We are
seeing some market consolidation, but it hasn't caused a technology
consolidation (yet).

> 2. What potential new architectural structures might provide support
> to either fighting the consolidation trend, or accelerating it?

The notion of trusted introduction is well established in PKI.  However,
what it means in the context of IoT is challenging.  For instance: RFCs
7252 and 7925 make an implicit (?) assumption of access to the DNS when
domain names are used.  That resolution mechanism may not be appropriate
in all circumstances.  Perhaps ENAME will consider this aspect a bit.

> 3. Are there research programs that you believe would be useful in
> this space, but are currently not being pursued? Which ones?

Nope.  T2TRG is a hopping party!