On the fourth day of IETF 91 we on the Deploy360 return to a focus on the routing / securing BGP side of our work as well as TLS and a number of DNS-related sessions that are not strictly DNSSEC-related, along with a small bit of IPv6 for “Internet of Things” (IoT) mixed in. There are many other working groups meeting at IETF 91 today but the ones I’ll mention below line up with the topics we cover here on the Deploy360 site.
Read on for more information…
NOTE: If you are not in Honolulu but would like to follow along, please view the remote participation page for ways you can listen in and participate. In particular, at this IETF meeting all the sessions will have Meetecho coverage so you can listen, watch and chat through that web interface. All agenda times are in HST, which is UTC-10 (and five hours earlier than US Eastern time for those in the US). I suggest using the “tools-style” agenda as it has easy links to the chat room, Meetecho and other documents for each session.
In the morning 9:00-11:30 block two working groups are of interest. The TLS Working Group continues the evolution of the TLS protocol and we’ll be monitoring that session in Coral 5 to understand where TLS is going. Meanwhile over in the Hibiscus room, the 6TISCH Working Group will be continuing their work on ensuring that IPv6 works well in low-power networks on devices using IEEE 802.15.4 low-power radios. We haven’t really covered this work much here on Deploy360, but as the 6TISCH charter indicates, the work is aimed at “low-power and lossy networks” (LLNs) among devices that we often commonly talk of these days as the “Internet of Things” (IoT). As we increasingly connect everything to the Internet, this work should prove very useful.
During the lunch period, there looks to be a fascinating speaker on the topic of “Open Standards, Open Source, Open Loop“, but the timing is such that several of us will be at an informal (and open) meeting about the Mutually Assured Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) document, part of the ongoing Routing Resilience Manifesto project headed by our colleague Andrei Robachevsky (and he discussed MANRS in his Rough Guide post).
In the 13:00-15:00 HST block there are two groups we’ll be watching: DNSSD and IDR. As I described in my Rough Guide post about DNSSEC, the DNSSD group is looking at how to extend DNS service discovery beyond a local network – and we’re of course curious about how this will be secured. DNSSEC is not directly on the agenda, but security issues will be discussed. Simultaneously the Inter-Domain Routing (IDR) is meeting about improving the Internet’s routing infrastructure, although the security focus will primarily be in tomorrow’s (Friday) IDR meeting. Because of that, our attention may be more focused on the Security Area Open Meeting where there are a couple of drafts about routing security including one that surveyed the different kinds of censorship seen around the world.
Finally, in the 16:40-19:10 HST block the Dynamic Host Configuration (DHC) WG will meet to continue their work on optimizing DHCP for IPv6. Today’s agenda includes some discussions around privacy that should fit in well with the ongoing themes of privacy and security at this IETF meeting.
At the same time as DHC, there will also be a side meeting of the DBOUND (Domain Boundaries) effort that took place at an earlier IETF meeting. It starts at 16:40 (not 14:40 as went out in email) in the South Pacific II room. As described in the problem statement, this effort is looking at how “domain boundaries” can be defined for efforts such as the Public Suffix List. From the abstract:
Various Internet protocols and applications require some mechanism for determining whether two Domain Name System (DNS) names are related. In this document we formalize the types of domain name relationships, identify protocols and applications requiring such relationships, review current solutions, and describe the problems that need to be addressed.
While not directly related to the work we do here on Deploy360, it’s interesting from a broader “DNS security perspective”.
And with all of that… day 4 of IETF 91 will draw to a close for us. If you are around at IETF 91 in Honolulu, please do find us and say hello!
P.S. Today’s photo is of our own Chris Grundemann making at point at the microphone in the Administrative plenary…
Relevant Working Groups
We would suggest you use the “tools-style” agenda to find links to easily participate remotely in each of these sessions.
6TISCH (IPv6 over the TSCH mode of IEEE 802.15.4e) WG
Thursday, 13 November 2014, 0900-1130 HST, Hibiscus
TLS (Transport Layer Security) WG
Thursday, 13 November 2014, 0900-1130 HST, Coral 5
DNSSD (Extensions for Scalable DNS Service Discovery) WG
Thursday, 13 November 2014, 1300-1500 HST, Coral 4
SAAG (Security Area Open Meeting) WG
Thursday, 13 November 2014, 1300-1500 HST, Coral 3
IDR (Inter-Domain Routing Working Group) WG
Thursday, 13 November 2014, 1300-1500 HST, Kahili
DHC (Dynamic Host Configuration) WG
Thursday, 13 November 2014, 1640-1910 HST, Kahili
For more background on what is happening at IETF 91, please see our “Rough Guide to IETF 91″ posts on the ITM blog:
- Overview: Nerds Return to Paradise
- Bandwidth, Scalability & Internet Performance
- IANA Transition
- DNSSEC, DANE, and DNS Security
- Routing Resilience & Security
- Strengthening the Internet
- Trust, Identity, and Privacy
If you are here at IETF 91 in Honolulu, please do feel free to say hello to a member of the Deploy360 team. And if you want to get started with IPv6, DNSSEC or one of our other topics, please visit our “Start Here” page to find resources appropriate to your type of organization.