Echo and Request-Tag
draft-ietf-core-echo-request-tag-01

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CoRE Working Group                                            C. Amsuess
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Updates: 7252, 7959 (if approved)                            J. Mattsson
Intended status: Standards Track                             G. Selander
Expires: September 6, 2018                                   Ericsson AB
                                                          March 05, 2018

                          Echo and Request-Tag
                  draft-ietf-core-echo-request-tag-01

Abstract

   This document specifies several security enhancements to the
   Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP).  Two optional extensions are
   defined: the Echo option and the Request-Tag option.  Each of these
   options provide additional features to CoAP and protects against
   certain attacks.  The document also updates the processing
   requirements on the Block options and the Token.  The updated Token
   processing ensures secure binding of responses to requests.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Request Freshness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.2.  Fragmented Message Body Integrity . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.3.  Request-Response Binding  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     1.4.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   2.  The Echo Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.1.  Option Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.2.  Echo Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.3.  Applications  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   3.  The Request-Tag Option  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     3.1.  Option Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     3.2.  Request-Tag Processing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     3.3.  Applications  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       3.3.1.  Body Integrity Based on Payload Integrity . . . . . .  11
       3.3.2.  Multiple Concurrent Blockwise Operations  . . . . . .  12
     3.4.  Rationale for the option properties . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   4.  Block2 / ETag Processing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   5.  Token Processing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   8.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     8.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     8.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   Appendix A.  Methods for Generating Echo Option Values  . . . . .  17
   Appendix B.  Request-Tag Message Size Impact  . . . . . . . . . .  18
   Appendix C.  Change Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19

1.  Introduction

   The initial Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP) suite of
   specifications ([RFC7252], [RFC7641], and [RFC7959]) was designed
   with the assumption that security could be provided on a separate
   layer, in particular by using DTLS ([RFC6347]).  However, for some
   use cases, additional functionality or extra processing is needed to
   support secure CoAP operations.  This document specifies several
   security enhancements to the Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP).
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