[trill] Review of draft-ietf-trill-oam-framework-01.txt

gayle noble <windy_1@skyhighway.com> Mon, 01 April 2013 05:13 UTC

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Subject: [trill] Review of draft-ietf-trill-oam-framework-01.txt
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  In reading some of the drafts it occurred to me that something 
should be specified as to how one should handle OAM messages that 
might be sent from outside the TRILL campus in the draft that talks 
about this.

Currently in draft draft-ietf-trill-oam-framework-01.txt, in the 
Security Considerations Section it says:
"Optionally authenticate communicating endpoints (MEPs and MIPs)"

To be real clear I think it should read something like::

"Optionally authenticate at communicating endpoints (MEPs and MIPs)
that an OAM message has originated at a communicating endpoint."

Perhaps even add in that if the OAM message fails authentication, the 
switch should log the attempt and notify the sys admin. Or maybe that 
is obvious?