Report from the Internet of Things (IoT) Software Update (IoTSU) Workshop 2016
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Network Working Group                                      H. Tschofenig
Internet-Draft                                               ARM Limited
Intended status: Informational                                S. Farrell
Expires: April 29, 2017                           Trinity College Dublin
                                                        October 26, 2016

    Report from the Internet of Things (IoT) Software Update (IoTSU)
                             Workshop 2016
                    draft-iab-iotsu-workshop-00.txt

Abstract

   This document provides a summary of the 'Workshop on Internet of
   Things (IoT) Software Update (IOTSU)' which took place at Trinity
   College Dublin, Ireland on the 13th and 14th of June, 2016.  The main
   goal of the workshop was to foster a discussion on requirements,
   challenges and solutions for bringing software and firmware updates
   to IoT devices.  This report summarizes the discussions and lists
   recommendations to the standards community.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  Authorizing a Software / Firmware Update  . . . . . . . . . .  12
   5.  End-of-Support  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   6.  Incentives  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   7.  Measurements and Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   8.  Firmware Distribution in Mesh Networks  . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   9.  Compromised Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   10. Miscellaneous Points  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   11. Tentative Conclusions and Next Steps  . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   12. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   13. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   14. Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   15. Appendix A: Program Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   16. Appendix B: Accepted Position Papers  . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   17. Appendix C: List of Participants  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
   18. Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25

1.  Introduction

   This document provides a summary of the 'Workshop on Internet of
   Things (IoT) Software Update (IOTSU)' [IoTSU], which took place at
   Trinity College Dublin, Ireland on the 13th and 14th of June, 2016.
   The main goal of the workshop was to foster a discussion on
   requirements, challenges and solutions for bringing software and
   firmware updates to IoT devices.

   The views and positions in this report are those of the workshop
   participants and do not necessarily reflect those of their employers/
   sponsors, the authors of this memo nor the Internet Architecture
   Board (IAB), under whose auspices the workshop was held.

   The IAB holds occasional workshops designed to consider long-term
   issues and strategies for the Internet, and to suggest future
   directions for the Internet architecture.  The topics investigated
   often require coordinated efforts of different organizations and
   industry bodies to improve an identified problem.  One of the goals
   of such workshops is to assist with communication between relevant
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