Path Computation Element Communication Protocol (PCECP) Specific Requirements for Inter-Area MPLS and GMPLS Traffic Engineering
Note: This ballot was opened for revision 05 and is now closed.
(Ross Callon) Yes
(Jari Arkko) No Objection
(Brian Carpenter) No Objection
Lars Eggert No Objection
(Ted Hardie) No Objection
(Russ Housley) No Objection
From the SecDir Review by Cathy Meadows: RFC 4657 explicitly includes multi-area networks among multi-domain networks. It then goes on the say, in the security considerations section: Of particular relevance are the implications for confidentiality inherent in a PCECP for multi-domain networks. It is not necessarily the case that a multi-domain PCE solution will compromise security, but solutions MUST examine their impacts in this area. More needs to be said aboutt multi-area routing and trust issues. The document says that it does not open up any new trust issues. Even though the different areas are administered by the same entity, there may still be issues if one or more of the areas is compromised.