CoAP: Echo, Request-Tag, and Token Processing
draft-ietf-core-echo-request-tag-04

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CoRE Working Group                                            C. Amsuess
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Updates: 7252 (if approved)                                  J. Mattsson
Intended status: Standards Track                             G. Selander
Expires: September 25, 2019                                  Ericsson AB
                                                          March 24, 2019

             CoAP: Echo, Request-Tag, and Token Processing
                  draft-ietf-core-echo-request-tag-04

Abstract

   This document specifies enhancements to the Constrained Application
   Protocol (CoAP) that mitigate security issues in particular use
   cases.  The Echo option enables a CoAP server to verify the freshness
   of a request or to force a client to demonstrate reachability at its
   claimed network address.  The Request-Tag option allows the CoAP
   server to match Block-Wise message fragments belonging to the same
   request.  The updated Token processing requirements for clients
   ensure secure binding of responses to requests when CoAP is used with
   security.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Request Freshness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.2.  Fragmented Message Body Integrity . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     1.3.  Request-Response Binding  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     1.4.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   2.  The Echo Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.1.  Option Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.2.  Echo Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     2.3.  Applications  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   3.  The Request-Tag Option  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     3.1.  Option Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     3.2.  Request-Tag Processing by Servers . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     3.3.  Setting the Request-Tag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     3.4.  Applications  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       3.4.1.  Body Integrity Based on Payload Integrity . . . . . .  14
       3.4.2.  Multiple Concurrent Blockwise Operations  . . . . . .  15
       3.4.3.  Simplified Block-Wise Handling for Constrained
               Proxies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     3.5.  Rationale for the Option Properties . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     3.6.  Rationale for Introducing the Option  . . . . . . . . . .  16
   4.  Block2 / ETag Processing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   5.  Token Processing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   7.  Privacy Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   8.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
     9.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
     9.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   Appendix A.  Methods for Generating Echo Option Values  . . . . .  20
   Appendix B.  Request-Tag Message Size Impact  . . . . . . . . . .  22
   Appendix C.  Change Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
   Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24
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