Re: [trill] Kathleen Moriarty's No Objection on draft-ietf-trill-vendor-channel-00: (with COMMENT)

Donald Eastlake <> Thu, 08 March 2018 05:46 UTC

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Subject: Re: [trill] Kathleen Moriarty's No Objection on draft-ietf-trill-vendor-channel-00: (with COMMENT)
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Hi Kathleen,

On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 10:57 AM, Kathleen Moriarty
<> wrote:
> Kathleen Moriarty has entered the following ballot position for
> draft-ietf-trill-vendor-channel-00: No Objection
> ...
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> Could you please expand the text in the security considerations section as to
> why security properties (integrity, authentication, and encryption since they
> are not part of RBridge Channel messages except when explicitly added on in the
> extension draft) were not built in?  I'm assuming it is the limited scope of
> use for the protocol.  I am glad that options exist to add it in, but wish the
> text were a bit more encouraging so that would actually happen.  Vendors need
> to be motivated to provide these options for customers who may want to use
> them, without that motivation, the features won't be provided.

See attached candidate draft-ietf-trill-vendor-channel-01.txt and diff
against the currently posted -00. Does this answer your request for an
explanation as to why the basic TRILL RBridge Channel does not provide
security services?

 Donald E. Eastlake 3rd   +1-508-333-2270 (cell)
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