GEOPRIV Layer 7 Location Configuration Protocol: Problem Statement and Requirements
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, geopriv mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, geopriv chair <email@example.com> Subject: Document Action: 'GEOPRIV Layer 7 Location Configuration Protocol; Problem Statement and Requirements' to Informational RFC The IESG has approved the following document: - 'GEOPRIV Layer 7 Location Configuration Protocol; Problem Statement and Requirements ' <draft-ietf-geopriv-l7-lcp-ps-10.txt> as an Informational RFC This document is the product of the Geographic Location/Privacy Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Cullen Jennings and Robert Sparks. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-geopriv-l7-lcp-ps-10.txt
Technical Summary This document describes the problems posed by a need for a "layer- seven" location configuration protocol (L7LCP) in IP networks, and states requirements for such a protocol. Location configuration, in this document, is the process by which IP endpoints acquire their own location from a network to which they are connected. A configuration protocol that operates at layer 7 (i.e., the application layer) is needed in order to be deployable in many different types of access networks without major modification to lower-layer devices in the network. The distribution of location information is a privacy- sensitive task. This document describes the privacy risks introduced by design choices in an L7LCP and how these risks can be mitigated. WG Summary The WG reached consensus to advance this document. It was produced by an L7LCP design team and went through several revisions in response to WG comments. Initial versions of the document were much broader in scope, and the WG agreed that many sections (e.g., sections on location URIs and on VPN considerations) could be removed from the document without affecting the main content that relates specifically to the development of an L7LCP. There is broad consensus that the current, more tightly-focused document is ready to advance. Document Quality The document was reviewed in depth by the GEOPRIV Working Group. The document is the product of an in-depth discussion of location configuration issues by the L7LCP design team, which led to an initial draft that addressed a wide variety of location-relevant concerns. Several of these concerns sparked significant controversy and were not directly relevant to an L7LCP. As a result, these issues have been spun off into separate documents, and the remaining core L7LCP document now constitutes a focused description of L7LCP requirements. Personnel The WG Chair was Robert Sparks, the Proto Shepherd is Richard Barnes and the Responsible Area Director is Cullen Jennings.