Response regarding LS-256, Draft Recommendation G.phnt, "Protocol for identifying home network topology"
|From Contact||Ralph Droms|
|To Contacts||Greg Jones|
|Response Contact||Eliot Lear|
|Technical Contact||Ralph Droms|
Thank you for your liaison LS256 - Comments on Draft Recommendation G.phnt "Protocol for identifying home network topology." We have reviewed the responses to the questions in our earlier liaison, and conclude that our concerns have been resolved. We do have two responses to your liaison: 1. While G.phnt only addresses the home network/LAN, security is always an issue and it would not be out of scope to consider adding an explicit statement that a device using G.phnt to collect information about the home network/LAN should take steps to ensure that the information is not accessible through the WAN interface of the AGW. 2. Although most home networks today comprise a single link, the deployment of IPv6 and new link-layer technologies such as IEEE 802.15.4 will enable and require the use of multiple links in the home network. Therefore, we anticipate future developments in home network protocols such as G.phnt will have reason to be extended to work across multiple links in the future. We will review the final draft of G.phnt as provided with LS-258 and respond with any additional comments. The IESG thanks Q1/15 for its productive dialog regarding Q.phnt.