Manufacturer Usage Description Specification
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, The IESG <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Joe Clarke <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Subject: Protocol Action: 'Manufacturer Usage Description Specification' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-opsawg-mud-25.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Manufacturer Usage Description Specification' (draft-ietf-opsawg-mud-25.txt) as Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Operations and Management Area Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Warren Kumari and Ignas Bagdonas. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-opsawg-mud/
Technical Summary This memo specifies a component-based architecture for manufacturer usage descriptions (MUD). The goal of MUD is to provide a means for Things to signal to the network what sort of access and network functionality they require to properly function. The initial focus is on access control. Later work can delve into other aspects. This memo specifies two YANG modules, IPv4 and IPv6 DHCP options, an LLDP TLV, a URL suffix specification, an X.509 certificate extension and a means to sign and verify the descriptions. Working Group Summary There was excellent discussion and comments throughout. The authors were quick to respond, and incorporate feedback as well as push back on items thought to be out of scope. The discussions led to talks of subsequent work for future drafts. Document Quality There are implementations in the works. Eliot Lear has stood up a tool at https://mudmaker.org/ that builds MUD files as a way to help vendors. There were numerous expert reviews including multiple areas and YANG Doctors. Those reviews led to some tighter security considerations, as well as more explicit mention that MUD files are to be taken under operational advisement as it is not wise to blindly apply others' configurations to your network. The YANG Doctors review, in particular, led to a better structure to the MUD YANG module that will allow it to provide a data definition, as well as be implemented on controllers if need be. Personnel Who is the Document Shepherd? Who is the Responsible Area Director? Joe Clarke is the document shepherd. Ignas Bagdonas is the responsible AD.