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Networking Working Group                                    N. Shen, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                                   E. Chen
Intended status: Standards Track                               A. Lindem
Expires: April 21, 2018                                    Cisco Systems
                                                        October 18, 2017

             Carrying Geo Coordinates Information In IS-IS


   This document defines a new IS-IS TLV which carries the Geo
   Coordinates information of the system.  The Geo Coordinates
   information can be used by IS-IS routing or by an application.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Packet Encoding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Operations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   6.  Privacy Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   7.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   8.  Document Change Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     8.1.  Changes to draft-shen-isis-geo-coordinates-04.txt . . . .   7
     8.2.  Changes to draft-shen-isis-geo-coordinates-03.txt . . . .   7
     8.3.  Changes to draft-shen-isis-geo-coordinates-02.txt . . . .   7
     8.4.  Changes to draft-shen-isis-geo-coordinates-01.txt . . . .   7
     8.5.  Changes to draft-shen-isis-geo-coordinates-00.txt . . . .   8
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     9.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     9.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9

1.  Introduction

   The IS-IS routing protocol defined by [ISO10589] has been widely
   deployed.  The Geo Coordinates information can be useful,
   particularly within the wide area networks for numerous applications.
   Similar to the Dynamic Hostname defined in [RFC5301], the Geo
   Coordinates can also be used for network management purposes.

   The Geo coordinate information can be retrieve using a variety of
   means (e.g., SNMP, CLI) without requiring advertising it in an IGP.
   Nevertheless, announcing the information in IGP allows for new
   applications and use cases that are elaborated hereafter.

   The following provides a non-exhaustive list of sample use cases.

   In the case of IGP point-to-multiple operations
   [I-D.lamparter-isis-p2mp], [RFC6845], the local system configuration
   can be greatly simplified if the outbound metric to remote neighbors
   can be generated automatically based on the Geo Location of the IGP

   In the application where IS-IS neighbors are on the same "sub-net",
   but over the WAN network, the Geo Location information may be used
   for equal-cost or unequal-cost load sharing on the local system.
   This enables location based operation on anycast IP prefixes and DMZ
   gateways across the WAN environment.

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   For the traffic matrix using the Geo Coordinates within the routing
   domain, instead of a collection of IP nexthops which might be
   translated into locations, this enables automatic region to region
   traffic pattern aggregation.  In particular, introducing new nodes or
   withdrawing existing ones will be automatically reflected by the
   application responsible for region to region traffic aggregation.
   Advanced traffic engineering policies may also be enforced to avoid
   some nodes located on a specific region under some conditions.  Such
   advanced TE policies are not discussed in this document.

   This document describes the IS-IS protocol extension for carrying the
   Geo Coordinates information.  A new TLV is defined for this purpose.
   This TLV can be distributed within the node's LSP or inside the IIH
   PDU.  The exact mechanism an application uses the information carried
   in this TLV is outside the scope of this document.

   Further, it is out of scope of this document to specify how a node is
   provided with the information to be included in the TLV.  This
   document does not assume whether the information included in the TLV
   is static or not.  This is deployment-specific.  Typically, this
   information can be used within a mobile network (trains, for example)
   that is grafted to a global network.

1.1.  Requirements Language

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119 [RFC2119].

2.  Packet Encoding

   This Geo Coordinates extension introduces one TLV for IS-IS LSP PDU
   and for Hello (IIH) PDU.  The code of the TLV is described in
   Section 4.  The fields specify the location of the system using
   WGS-84 (World Geodetic System) reference coordinate system [WGS84].
   The value of the Geo Coordinates TLV consists of the following

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       0                   1                   2                   3
       0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
      |U|N|E|A|M|R|K|    Reserved     |     Location Uncertainty      |
      |  Lat Degrees  |        Latitude Milliseconds                  |
      |  Long Degrees |        Longitude Milliseconds                 |
      |                            Altitude                           |
      |             Radius            |          Reserved             |
      |         .. Optional Sub-TLVs

   Type:    TBD. 8 bits value, to be assigned by IANA.

   Length:  Variable. 8 bits value.  The mandatory part is 16 octets.

   U-bit:   If the U-bit is set, it indicates that the "Location
            Uncertainty" field is specified.  If the U-bit is clear, it
            indicates the "Location Uncertainty" field is unspecified.

   N-bit:   If the N-bit is set, it indicates the Latitude is north
            relative to the Equator.  If the N-bit is clear, it
            indicates the Latitude is south of the Equator.

   E-bit:   If the E-bit is set, it indicates the Longitude is east of
            the Prime Meridian.  If the E-bit is clear, it indicates the
            Longitude is west of the Prime Meridian.

   A-bit:   If the A-bit is set, it indicates the "Altitude" field is
            specified.  If the A-bit is clear, it indicates the
            "Altitude" field is unspecified.

   M-bit:   If the M-bit is set, it indicates the "Altitude" is
            specified in meters.  If the M-bit is clear, it indicates
            the "Altitude" is in centimeters.

   R-bit:   If the R-bit is set, it indicates the "Radius" field is
            specified and the encoding is for a circular area.  If the
            R-bit is clear, it indicates the "Radius" field is
            unspecified and the encoding is for a single point.

   K-bit:   If the K-bit is set, it indicates the "Radius" is specified
            in kilometers.  If the K-bit is clear, it indicates the
            "Radius" is in meters.

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   Reserved:  These bits are reserved.  They SHOULD be set to 0 when
            sending protocol packets and MUST be ignored when receiving
            protocol packets.

   Location Uncertainty:  Unsigned 16-bit integer indicating the number
            of centimeters of uncertainty for the location.

   Latitude Degrees:  Unsigned 8-bit integer with a range of 0 - 90
            degrees north or south of the Equator (northern or southern
            hemisphere, respectively).

   Latitude Milliseconds:  Unsigned 24-bit integer with a range of 0 -
            3,599,999 (i.e., less than 60 minutes).

   Longitude Degrees:  Unsigned 8-bit integer with a range of 0 - 180
            degrees east or west of the Prime Meridian.

   Longitude Milliseconds:  Unsigned 24-bit integer with a range of 0 -
            3,599,999 (i.e., less than 60 minutes).

   Altitude:  Signed 32-bit integer containing the Height relative to
            sea level in centimeters or meters.  A negative height
            indicates that the location is below sea level.

   Radius:  Unsigned 16-bit integer containing the radius of a circle
            centered at the specified coordinates.  The radius is
            specified in meters unless the K-bit is specified indicating
            specification in kilometers.  If the radius is specified,
            the geo-coordinates specify the entire area of the circle
            defined by the radius and center point.  While the use cases
            herein do not make use of this field, future use cases may.

   Optional Sub-TLV:  Not defined in this document, for future extension
            related to the Geo Coordinates information.

3.  Operations

   The IS-IS Geo Coordinates TLV may be included in the node's LSP, and
   it is recommended to be in the LSP fragment zero.  This TLV can also
   be optionally included in the IIH PDU.  This can be useful when the
   application is setting the outbound p2mp circuit metric based on the
   neighbor's location.  This can also be used in the Spine-Leaf
   extension [I-D.shen-isis-spine-leaf-ext] where there is no LSP being
   flooded into the leaf nodes.

   The Geo location information can be provisioned on the system, or it
   can be dynamically acquired from the GPS capable device on the

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   Further, this specification assumes that the Geo Location coordinates
   MUST NOT be included by default.  An explicit configuration parameter
   is required to instruct an IS-IS node to include this TLV in its
   announcement.  If a node is instructed to include the TLV, but no
   value is provided, the TLV MUST NOT be announced.

4.  IANA Considerations

   A new TLV codepoint is defined in this document and needs to be
   assigned by IANA from the "IS-IS TLV Codepoints" registry.  It is
   referred to as the Geo Coordinates TLV.  This TLV is only to be
   optionally inserted in the LSP PDU and the IIH PDU.  This document
   does not propose any sub-TLV out of this Geo Coordinates TLV.

      Value  Name                   IIH  LSP  SNP  Purge
      -----  ---------------------  ---  ---  ---  -----
      TBD    Geo Coordinates         y    y    n    n

5.  Security Considerations

   Since the Geo Location coordinates may provide the exact location of
   the routing devices, disclosure may make the IS-IS devices more
   susceptible to physical attacks if such IS-IS messages are advertised
   outside an administrative domain.  In situations where this is a
   concern (e.g., in military applications, or the topology of the
   network is considered proprietary information), the implementation
   MUST allow the Geo Location extension to be removed from the IS-IS
   advertisement.  As mentioned in Section 3, the TLV is not included by
   default.  Doing so, allow to avoid misuses of the TLV in the contexts
   that are not requiring such TLV to be advertised.

   Security concerns for the base IS-IS are addressed in [ISO10589],
   [RFC5304], [RFC5310], and [RFC7602].

6.  Privacy Considerations

   If the location of an IS-IS router advertising Geo Location
   coordinates as described herein can be directly correlated to an
   individual, individuals, or an organization, the location of that
   router should be considered sensitive and IS-IS LSP containing such
   geo coordinates should be advertised confidentially as described in
   Section 5.  Additionally, IS-IS network management facilities may
   require added authorization to view the contents of IS-IS LSPs
   containing geo-Location TLVs.  Refer to [RFC6973] for more

   The Uncertainty and Confidence metrics for geo-location information
   as described in [RFC7459] are not included in the Geo Coordinates

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   TLV.  In a future document, these may be considered for inclusion
   with additional Geo Location Sub-TLVs dependent on both on
   requirements and adoption of [RFC7459].

7.  Acknowledgments

   The encoding of the Geo location is adapted from the "Geo Coordinate
   LISP Canonical Address Format" specified in the "LISP Canonical
   Address Format (LCAF)".  We would like to thank the authors of that
   Document and particularly Dino Farinacci for subsequent discussions.

   Thanks to Mohamed Boucadair, Les Ginsberg, Yi Yang, and Joe
   Hildebrand for commenting and discussions of Geo Coordinates
   precision encoding.  Thanks to David Ward for commenting on attack
   vector in relation to this new capability of IS-IS.

8.  Document Change Log

8.1.  Changes to draft-shen-isis-geo-coordinates-04.txt

   o  Clarification and more precise descriptions throughout the
      document thanks to the detailed comments from Mohamed Boucadair.

8.2.  Changes to draft-shen-isis-geo-coordinates-03.txt

   o  The 03 version submitted in April 2017 without content change.

8.3.  Changes to draft-shen-isis-geo-coordinates-02.txt

   o  The 02 version submitted in October 2016.

   o  Changed the format of Geo Location encoding to have Radius field
      and flags to be compatible with LISP [LISP-GEO].

   o  Added the privacy section.

8.4.  Changes to draft-shen-isis-geo-coordinates-01.txt

   o  The 01 version submitted in February 2016.

   o  Change Geo Location encoding to have better precision and to
      include uncertainty information.

   o  Added the discussion in security section for the awareness of
      increased probability in attack vector.

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8.5.  Changes to draft-shen-isis-geo-coordinates-00.txt

   o  Initial version of the draft is published in February 2016.

9.  References

9.1.  Normative References

              ISO "International Organization for Standardization",
              "Intermediate system to Intermediate system intra-domain
              routeing information exchange protocol for use in
              conjunction with the protocol for providing the
              connectionless-mode Network Service (ISO 8473), ISO/IEC
              10589:2002, Second Edition.", Nov 2002.

   [RFC2119]  Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate
              Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC2119, March 1997, <https://www.rfc-

   [RFC5301]  McPherson, D. and N. Shen, "Dynamic Hostname Exchange
              Mechanism for IS-IS", RFC 5301, DOI 10.17487/RFC5301,
              October 2008, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc5301>.

   [RFC5304]  Li, T. and R. Atkinson, "IS-IS Cryptographic
              Authentication", RFC 5304, DOI 10.17487/RFC5304, October
              2008, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc5304>.

   [RFC5310]  Bhatia, M., Manral, V., Li, T., Atkinson, R., White, R.,
              and M. Fanto, "IS-IS Generic Cryptographic
              Authentication", RFC 5310, DOI 10.17487/RFC5310, February
              2009, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc5310>.

   [RFC6845]  Sheth, N., Wang, L., and J. Zhang, "OSPF Hybrid Broadcast
              and Point-to-Multipoint Interface Type", RFC 6845,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC6845, January 2013, <https://www.rfc-

   [RFC7602]  Chunduri, U., Lu, W., Tian, A., and N. Shen, "IS-IS
              Extended Sequence Number TLV", RFC 7602,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC7602, July 2015, <https://www.rfc-

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9.2.  Informative References

              Franke, C., Lamparter, D., and C. Hopps, "IS-IS Point-to-
              Multipoint operation", draft-lamparter-isis-p2mp-01 (work
              in progress), October 2015.

              Shen, N., Ginsberg, L., and S. Thyamagundalu, "IS-IS
              Routing for Spine-Leaf Topology", draft-shen-isis-spine-
              leaf-ext-03 (work in progress), March 2017.

              Farinacci, D., "LISP Geo-Coordinate Use-Cases", draft-
              farinacci-lisp-geo-02 (work in progress), 2016.

   [RFC6973]  Cooper, A., Tschofenig, H., Aboba, B., Peterson, J.,
              Morris, J., Hansen, M., and R. Smith, "Privacy
              Considerations for Internet Protocols", RFC 6973,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC6973, July 2013, <https://www.rfc-

   [RFC7459]  Thomson, M. and J. Winterbottom, "Representation of
              Uncertainty and Confidence in the Presence Information
              Data Format Location Object (PIDF-LO)", RFC 7459,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC7459, February 2015, <https://www.rfc-

   [WGS84]    National Imagery and Mapping Agency, "Department of
              Defense World Geodetic System 1984, Third Edition",
              NIMA TR8350.2, January 2000.

Authors' Addresses

   Naiming Shen (editor)
   Cisco Systems
   560 McCarthy Blvd.
   Milpitas, CA  95035

   Email: naiming@cisco.com

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   Enke Chen
   Cisco Systems
   560 McCarthy Blvd.
   Milpitas, CA  95035

   Email: enkechen@cisco.com

   Acee Linden
   Cisco Systems
   301 Midenhall Way
   Cary, NC  27513

   Email: acee@cisco.com

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