PT-TLS: A TCP-based Posture Transport (PT) Protocol
draft-ietf-nea-pt-tls-07

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Network Working Group                                        P. Sangster
Internet Draft                                      Symantec Corporation
Intended status: Proposed Standard                         N. Cam-Winget
Expires: December 2012                                        J. Salowey
                                                           Cisco Systems
                                                          August 7, 2012

            PT-TLS: A TCP-based Posture Transport (PT) Protocol
                       draft-ietf-nea-pt-tls-07.txt

Abstract

   This document specifies PT-TLS, a TCP-based Posture Transport (PT)
   protocol.  The PT-TLS protocol carries the Network Endpoint
   Assessment (NEA) message exchange under the protection of a
   Transport Layer Security (TLS) secured tunnel.

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction...................................................3
      1.1. Prerequisites.............................................4
      1.2. Message Diagram Conventions...............................4
      1.3. Conventions used in this document.........................4
      1.4. Compatibility with other Specifications...................4
   2. Design Considerations..........................................5
      2.1. Benefits of TCP/IP Connectivity...........................5
      2.2. Leveraging Proven TLS Security............................6
      2.3. TLV-Oriented Based Message Encapsulation..................6
      2.4. No Change to Base TLS Protocol............................6
   3. PT-TLS Protocol................................................7
      3.1. Initiating a PT-TLS Session...............................8
         3.1.1. Issues with Server Initiated PT-TLS Sessions.........8
         3.1.2. Establish or Re-Use Existing PT-TLS Session..........9
      3.2. TCP Port Usage............................................9
      3.3. Preventing MITM Attacks with Channel Bindings.............9
      3.4. PT-TLS Message Flow......................................10
         3.4.1. Assessment Triggers.................................10
         3.4.2. PT-TLS Message Exchange Phases......................10
            3.4.2.1. TLS Setup Phase................................11
            3.4.2.2. PT-TLS Negotiation Phase.......................13
            3.4.2.3. PT-TLS Data Transport Phase....................13
         3.4.3. TLS Requirements....................................14
      3.5. PT-TLS Message Format....................................15
      3.6. IETF Namespace PT-TLS Message Types......................17
      3.7. PT-TLS Version Negotiation...............................20
         3.7.1. Version Request Message.............................20
         3.7.2. Version Response Message............................21
      3.8. Client Authentication using SASL.........................22
         3.8.1. SASL Client Authentication Requirements.............23
         3.8.2. SASL in PT-TLS Overview.............................23
         3.8.3. SASL Authentication Flow............................24
         3.8.4. Aborting SASL Authentication........................24
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