Routing Protocol Security Requirements (rpsec) Concluded WG

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WG Name Routing Protocol Security Requirements
Acronym rpsec
Area Routing Area (rtg)
State Concluded
Charter charter-ietf-rpsec-02 Approved
Dependencies Document dependency graph (SVG)
Personnel Chairs Russ White
Tony Tauber
Mailing list Address rpsec@ietf.org
To subscribe rpsec-request@ietf.org
Archive https://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/search/?email_list=rpsec

Charter for Working Group


The lack of a common set of security requirements and methods for
routing protocols has resulted in a wide variety of security
mechanisms for individual routing protocols. Ongoing work on
requirements for the next generation routing system and future work on
the actual mechanisms for it will require well documented routing
security requirements.

The products of this working group will be used by routing protocol
designers to ensure adequate coverage of security in the future,
including well known and possible threats.

The scope of work is limited to router-to-router protocols only for
both unicast and multicast systems, and does NOT include
host-to-router protocol such as IGMP, ICMP, ARP, or ND. It is also a
non-goal at this point to produce new or change the current security
mechanisms in the existing routing protocols.

The RPSEC working group is charged with the following tasks:

- Document threat models for routing systems

- Document security requirements for routing systems

- Document security analysis and requirements for specific routing
protocols (e.g., OSPF, BGP)

- Provide a common area for discussion between security and routing
experts on the topic of securing the routing system

Possible Future Work

- Evaluate and document existing and proposed routing security
mechanisms with respect to established RPSEC requirements

- Recommend mechanism(s)

Milestones

Date Milestone
Mar 2005 Evaluate progress, recharter with new goals or shutdown.
Dec 2004 Submit BGP security requirements for publication as Informational RFC.
Oct 2004 Submit OSPF vulnerability analysis for publication as Informational RFC.
Oct 2004 Submit BGP Attack-Tree analysis for publication as Informational RFC.
Oct 2004 Submit the I-D documenting security requirements to routing systems for publication as Informational RFC.
Done Submit initial I-D describing BGP security requirements.
Done Submit initial I-D describing OSPF vulnerability analysis.
Done Submit initial I-D describing BGP Attack-Tree analysis.
Done Recharter to include protocol-specific work.
Done Submit initial I-D (or set of I-Ds) which outlines security requirements for routing systems.
Done Submit I-Ds documenting threats to routing systems for publication as Informational RFC.
Done Submit initial I-D (or set of I-Ds) which details the threats to routing systems.