DTLS Multicast

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tls                                                           R. Lucas 
Internet Draft                              Cisco International Limited 
Intended status: Standards Track                     September 13, 2017 
Expires: March 17, 2018 
                             DTLS Multicast 
  This proposal to provide a secure multicast 1-to-N or M-to-N device 
  capability, with the same level of reliability as the underlying 
  multicast network, also aims to be light-weight and supported  
  by a very constrained device. Guaranteed reliability would be 
  provided by an additional protocol working in co-operation with it. 
  The aim is to support end to end secure communications in the edge 
  device world of IoT where the transport methods will vary or at 
  least change once the IP realm is left. Hence there is no 
  dependence on Ipv6 or IP or CoAP and no restrictions that might be 
  introduced if too specific an end node application was implied. It 
  is network independent, it just must be possible to transmit and 
  receive frames in multicast. 
  This can be achieved with simply a minimal change to the DTLS 
  behavior and using current DTLS libraries. DTLS headers are not 
  changed, additional headers are used in the packets before the DTLS 
  DTLS Multicast keeps the layer concept pure and independent, hence 
  it can be used for routing something that is not CoAP. 
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1.  Introduction                                                     3 
2.  Background                                                       4 
3.  Restrictions / Assumptions                                       4 
4.  Terminology                                                      4 
5.  DTLS Multicast Proposal                                          5 
6. Significant differences between DTLS Multicast and DTLS Unicast    7 
7.  Logical Traffic Types become Channels                             7 
7.1  CLIENT channel format                                           8 
7.2  ELECTION channel format                                         8 
7.3  CONTROL channel format                                          8 
7.4  SUBGROUP channel format                                         9 
7.5  SENDER channel format                                           9 
8.  Message definitions                                              9 
9.  How to use the DTLSMulticast structures                          12 
9.1  DTLSMulticastRADIUS                                            12 
9.2  DTLSMulticastJoin                                              13 
   9.2.1  sender_channel                                            13 
   9.2.2  max_subgroups                                             13 
   9.2.3  Group controller election flags NE and EL                  14 
   9.2.4  Member send ability flags TX and RX.                      14 
9.3  DTLSMulticastAddSA                                             14 
9.4  DTLSMulticastDropSA                                            15 
9.5  DTLSMulticastReconnect                                         15 
10.  Joining a DTLS multicast group                                  16 
11.  Notes on cipher suites                                         17 
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