Re: I-D Action: draft-ietf-bfd-optimizing-authentication-10.txt

Jeffrey Haas <jhaas@pfrc.org> Thu, 23 July 2020 13:59 UTC

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From: Jeffrey Haas <jhaas@pfrc.org>
To: Manav Bhatia <manavbhatia@gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: I-D Action: draft-ietf-bfd-optimizing-authentication-10.txt
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Manav,

On Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 08:01:01AM +0530, Manav Bhatia wrote:
> GIven that there isnt a huge advantage in using Auth during INIT -> INIT
> and Down -> Down we should probably stick to NULL for the sake of
> simplicity. Unless, somebody finds a problem with using NULL.

Part of the reason I flagged this point is that I expect commentary during
IESG review.  This conversation was the forcing function to determine "no,
we think extra authentication here is really useless even with slower
timers".

-- Jeff