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Deploy360 6 April 2016

[email protected], Day 4: TLS & IPv6

Kevin Meynell
By Kevin MeynellSenior Manager, Technical and Operational Engagement

Buenos Aires

Day 4 is a quieter one for Deploy360 at IETF 95, with just the TLS and IPv6 over Networks of Resource-constrained Nodes Working Groups of specific interest. The Routing Area and Dynamic Host Control Working Groups also have some IPv6 business though.


NOTE: If you are unable to attend IETF 95 in person, there are multiple ways to participate remotely.


tls holds its second session in Atlantico C this morning. It will continue to discuss the proposed TLS version 1.3 standard that aims remove support for weaker encryption algorithms, introduce new encryption algorithms, along with requiring stronger handshaking techniques.

In parallel in Buen Ayre C, rtgwg will be discussing multi-homing for provider assigned IPv6 addresses as well as homenets. A related draft covers the issue of IPv6 networks using packet source addresses for making routing decisions, especially on small multi-homed networks with dynamic addressing.

In the afternoon session, dhc has a busy agenda with no less than five drafts relating to DHCPv6. Of particular interest is Secure DHCPv6 which builds on the need for more secure communication against pervasive monitoring by adding authentication and encryption of messages between DHCPv6 clients and servers.

That leaves 6lo in the evening which is looking into the issues of implementing IPv6 on nodes with limited power, memory and processing resource with a view towards the future Internet-of-Things. Despite the lateness of the hour, there are whopping ten drafts under discussion in this session

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