Re: [secdir] secdir review of draft-ietf-netconf-monitoring

"Bert Wijnen \(IETF\)" <> Fri, 11 June 2010 14:59 UTC

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Juergen, I will add your text to the template.

I am assuming that Dan will check this further with the securioty ADs.
The status (as far as I know) is that the security ADs are/were
evaluating our latest template (modulo one typio and your new  text).

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From: "Juergen Schoenwaelder" <>
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Subject: Re: [secdir] secdir review of draft-ietf-netconf-monitoring

On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 10:19:49AM +0200, Martin Bjorklund wrote:

> Actually, this document follows the latest security considerations
> template.

I guess I have to dig out the latest guidelines now... OK, I stand
corrected - the template is indeed pretty short for a read-only

> However, the template does not mention that NETCONF runs over a secure
> transport.  Maybe the template (and this document) should be updated
> to make this clear?

Yes, it seems some introductionary text in the security considerations
about NETCONF might be useful, especially since not all people are
familiar with NETCONF yet. Here is a first draft:

   The YANG module defined in this memo is designed to be accessed
   via the NETCONF protocol [RFC4741]. The lowest NETCONF layer is
   the secure transport layer and the mandatory to implement secure
   transport is SSH [RFC4742].

I am CCing Bert Wijnen since he drove the development of the security
considerations template.


Juergen Schoenwaelder           Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH
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