Security Area Response to Liaison on IPv6 security issues
|From Contact||Stephen Farrell|
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Liaison on IPv6 security issues
FOR ACTION The IETF thanks Study Group 17 for its liaison LS-206 "Liaison on IPv6 security issues". As the world transitions to IPv6, new opportunities and challenges arise. SG17's focus on deployment and implementation considerations reflects this reality. We would like to bring to your attention the following work which we believe may prove a useful basis for both X.ipv6-secguide and X.mgv6: * RFC 4294 - "IPv6 Node Requirements" (N.B., this work is currently under revision as draft-ietf-6man-node-req-bis, submitted to the IESG for approval on 2011-05-25) * draft-ietf-6man-node-req-bis (work in progress) - "IPv6 Node Requirements RFC 4294-bis" * RFC 4864 - "Local Network Protection for IPv6" * RFC 4942 - "IPv6 Transition/Coexistence Security Considerations" * RFC 6092 - "Recommended Simple Security Capabilities in Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) for Providing Residential IPv6 Internet Service" * RFC 6105 - "IPv6 Router Advertisement Guard" * RFC 6106 - "IPv6 Router Advertisement Options for DNS Configuration", §7 in particular. As you are aware, every RFC contains a Security Considerations section. In developing either an implementation or deployment guide, contributors are strongly encouraged to review the RFCs and Internet-Drafts that support any underlying function. In addition, we bring to your attention the following IETF Working Groups that are working on IPv6 security-related work: Working Group Purpose Mailing list address Name 6man IPv6 Maintenance firstname.lastname@example.org savi Source Address Validation email@example.com Improvements dhc Dynamic Host Configuration firstname.lastname@example.org v6ops IPv6 Operations email@example.com opsec Operational Security firstname.lastname@example.org Capabilities for an IP Network csi CGA & Send maIntenance email@example.com In addition to the above working groups, the Security Area of the IETF maintains a mailing list for general discussion, firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage and invite open and informal discussion in these or other relevant IETF fora on this very important topic. As with all IETF working groups, any and all interested parties can choose to directly contribute via the mailing lists above. As in other areas, the Security Area of the IETF invites SG17 to bring any new-found concerns about IETF protocols to our attention so that as and when we revise our documents we can make appropriate amendments to IETF protocols. In particular, as this planned work matures, we would welcome hearing about it in more detail, perhaps via an invited presentation at a saag meeting or via review of draft documents as may be appropriate.