Report from the Strengthening the Internet (STRINT) Workshop
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Internet Architecture Board (IAB)                             S. Farrell
Request for Comments: 7687                       Trinity College, Dublin
Category: Informational                                       R. Wenning
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                   B. Bos
                                                                     W3C
                                                             M. Blanchet
                                                                Viagenie
                                                           H. Tschofenig
                                                                ARM Ltd.
                                                           December 2015

      Report from the Strengthening the Internet (STRINT) Workshop

Abstract

   The Strengthening the Internet (STRINT) workshop assembled one
   hundred participants in London for two days in early 2014 to discuss
   how the technical community, and in particular the IETF and the W3C,
   should react to Pervasive Monitoring and more generally how to
   strengthen the Internet in the face of such attacks.  The discussions
   covered issues of terminology, the role of user interfaces, classes
   of mitigation, some specific use cases, transition strategies
   (including opportunistic encryption), and more.  The workshop ended
   with a few high-level recommendations, that it is believed could be
   implemented and could help strengthen the Internet.  This is the
   report of that workshop.

   Note that this document is a report on the proceedings of the
   workshop.  The views and positions documented in this report are
   those of the workshop participants and do not necessarily reflect IAB
   views and positions.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB)
   and represents information that the IAB has deemed valuable to
   provide for permanent record.  Documents approved for publication by
   the IAB are not a candidate for any level of Internet Standard; see
   Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7687.

Farrell, et al.               Informational                     [Page 1]
RFC 7687                 STRINT Workshop Report            December 2015

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Table of Contents

   1.  Context . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Workshop Goals  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  Workshop Structure  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  Topics  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   6.  After the Workshop  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
   8.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
   Appendix A.  Logistics  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
   Appendix B.  Agenda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26
   Appendix C.  Workshop Chairs and Program Committee  . . . . . . .  29
   Appendix D.  Participants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  29
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  32

1.  Context

   The technical plenary session at IETF 88 [vancouverplenary] concluded
   that Pervasive Monitoring (PM) represents an attack on the Internet,
   and the IETF has begun to carry out the more obvious actions required
   to try to handle this attack.  However, there are much more complex
   questions arising that need further consideration before any
   additional concrete plans can be made.

   The W3C (<https://www.w3.org>) and IAB (<https://www.iab.org>)
   therefore decided to host a workshop on the topic of "Strengthening
   the Internet Against Pervasive Monitoring" [STRINT] before IETF 89 in
   London in March 2014.  The FP7-funded STREWS project
   (<https://www.strews.eu/>) organised the STRINT workshop on behalf of
   the IAB and W3C.

   The main workshop goal was to discuss what can be done, especially by
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