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Last Call Review of draft-ietf-ipsecme-ikev2-null-auth-06
review-ietf-ipsecme-ikev2-null-auth-06-secdir-lc-eastlake-2015-05-28-00

Request Review of draft-ietf-ipsecme-ikev2-null-auth
Requested revision No specific revision (document currently at 07)
Type Last Call Review
Team Security Area Directorate (secdir)
Deadline 2015-05-26
Requested 2015-04-23
Authors Valery Smyslov , Paul Wouters
I-D last updated 2015-05-28
Completed reviews Genart Last Call review of -06 by Alexey Melnikov (diff)
Secdir Last Call review of -06 by Donald E. Eastlake 3rd (diff)
Opsdir Last Call review of -06 by Bert Wijnen (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Donald E. Eastlake 3rd
State Completed
Request Last Call review on draft-ietf-ipsecme-ikev2-null-auth by Security Area Directorate Assigned
Reviewed revision 06 (document currently at 07)
Result Ready
Completed 2015-05-28
review-ietf-ipsecme-ikev2-null-auth-06-secdir-lc-eastlake-2015-05-28-00
I have reviewed this document as part of the security directorate's ongoing
effort to review all IETF documents being processed by the IESG. These comments
should be treated like other last call comments.

This draft provides a null authentication method and a null identity for use in
IPsec, specifically the Internet Key Exchange Protocol version 2 (IKEv2).

Overall this is an excellent draft and useful in countering pervasive
surveillance in IKEv2.

The Security Considerations section is quite thorough. I did notice one small
thing: Section 3.1 is labeled "Audit trail and peer identification". But the
content of that Security Considerations section is about not trusting
identification when null authentication is used. It seems to me that a few
words to the effect that some clear indication should be present in audit/log
trails when a purported identity has not been authentication should  be
included, as I expected them to be from the section heading.

Thanks,

Donald

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