[Sidrops] Adam Roach's No Objection on draft-ietf-sidrops-rtr-keying-03: (with COMMENT)

Adam Roach <adam@nostrum.com> Wed, 23 January 2019 04:09 UTC

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Subject: [Sidrops] Adam Roach's No Objection on draft-ietf-sidrops-rtr-keying-03: (with COMMENT)
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Adam Roach has entered the following ballot position for
draft-ietf-sidrops-rtr-keying-03: No Objection

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Thanks to the authors for a well-written and clear document. I have one
substantive comment, and a minor editorial nit.



>  - Using FTP or HTTP per [RFC2585], and

It's not clear from a casual examination whether use of unencrypted and
non-integrity-protected channels for these operations are safe. I would expect
to see a discussion of this in this section and/or section 10. The closest I
could find is the SHOULD-strength (!) recommendation for transport-level
security for private key transport.

Without a more thorough analysis, I suspect we should more strongly deprecate
the use of unencrypted/non-integrity-protected transports. This document is,
after all, supposed to be calling out best practice; and, in 2019, that really
does entail transport security except under the most exceptional circumstances.



>  Though other configuration mechanisms might be used, e.g.  NetConf
>  (see [RFC6470]), the protected the protected channel between the

Nit: duplicate "...the protected..."