Re: [Suit] SUIT Architecture document review

Henk Birkholz <henk.birkholz@sit.fraunhofer.de> Wed, 16 October 2019 15:57 UTC

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Hi Michael,
hi list,

if you treat a complex composite, such as an OS utilizing a package 
system, as a binary blob, the manifest can be used to update that. That 
is correct :-)

Viele Grüße,

Henk

On 16.10.19 17:48, Michael Richardson wrote:
> 
> Henk Birkholz <henk.birkholz@sit.fraunhofer.de> wrote:
>      > That said, in theory the SUIT manifest could be used to update basically
>      > things of any size - not only constrained nodes. But I agree with your point
>      > that this is just a "title" problem. There are solutions, such as package
>      > systems,  in place that would require a quite more complex and elaborate
>      > attestation infrastructure and that is not the scope SUIT is targeting, I
>      > think.
> 
> An Android IoT device is effectively an RPI running Android code.
> Yes, it has a Linux kernel and file system, and yes, it can load "apps", but
> in practice, one would always want to replace the entire system as a unit.
> 
> A Mozilla IoT device is also an RPI running Raspbian, with nodejs running
> the application code.  It has apt for packaging, etc. and that's useful
> during development, but shipping that would be dumb.  Ship a signed file
> system image.
> 
> Just remember that RPIs are as big and powerful as the laptop you had ten
> years ago.
> 
>      > m2c: wrt to number of secrets and endorsements that would have to be
>      > maintained per device we also want to be as minimalist as we can be while
>      > remaining feasible, I think.
> 
> --
> Michael Richardson <mcr+IETF@sandelman.ca>ca>, Sandelman Software Works
>   -= IPv6 IoT consulting =-
>