Integrity Protection for the Network Service Header (NSH) and Encryption of Sensitive Context Headers
draft-ietf-sfc-nsh-integrity-07

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Subject: Protocol Action: 'Integrity Protection for the Network Service Header (NSH) and Encryption of Sensitive Context Headers' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-sfc-nsh-integrity-05.txt)

The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'Integrity Protection for the Network Service Header (NSH) and
   Encryption of Sensitive Context Headers'
  (draft-ietf-sfc-nsh-integrity-05.txt) as Proposed Standard

This document is the product of the Service Function Chaining Working Group.

The IESG contact persons are Alvaro Retana, John Scudder and Martin Vigoureux.

A URL of this Internet Draft is:
https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-sfc-nsh-integrity/


Technical Summary

   The document adds the integrity protection mechanism directly to the Network Service Header (NSH) used for Service Function Chaining (SFC).
   Also, the document describes how to encrypt sensitive metadata that is carried in the NSH.

Working Group Summary

   The work on the draft was started as a follow-up to the discussion during the SFC WG meeting at IETF-104
   The draft was first submitted in October 2019, has been reviewed by a reasonable number of people in the SFC working group, which is reflected in the Acknowledgment section.
   Publication of the draft received a fair number of supporters and no objections from the working group.
   Two early SecDir reviews were requested for the document. All raised issues were resolved.

   No IPR disclosures have been filed that reference this document at any time. All authors have stated that none of them is aware of any IPR related to the draft.

Document Quality

   The current version of the draft is clear, seems to have resolved all the issues, and has the consensus of the working group.

Personnel

Who is the Document Shepherd for this document? Greg Mirsky
Who is the Responsible Area Director? Martin Vigoureux