A Security Threat Analysis for the Routing Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks (RPLs) (RFC7416)
Original Publication Date: 2015-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Jan-06
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
T. Tsao: AUTHOR [+6]
In recent times, networked electronic devices have found an increasing number of applications in various fields. Yet, for reasons ranging from operational application to economics, these wired and wireless devices are often supplied with minimum physical resources; the constraints include those on computational resources (RAM, clock speed, and storage) and communication resources (duty cycle, packet size, etc.) but also form factors that may rule out user-access interfaces (e.g., the housing of a small stick-on switch) or simply safety considerations (e.g., with gas meters). As a consequence, the resulting networks are more prone to loss of traffic and other vulnerabilities. The proliferation of these Low-Power and Lossy Networks (LLNs), however, are drawing efforts to examine and address their potential networking challenges. Securing the establishment and maintenance of network connectivity among these deployed devices becomes one of these key challenges.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) T. Tsao Request for Comments: 7416 R. Alexander Category: Informational Eaton's Cooper Power Systems Business ISSN: 2070-1721 M. Dohler CTTC V. Daza A. Lozano Universitat Pompeu Fabra M. Richardson, Ed. Sandelman Software Works January 2015
A Security Threat Analysis for the Routing Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks (RPLs)
This document presents a security threat analysis for the Routing Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks (RPLs). The development builds upon previous work on routing security and adapts the assessments to the issues and constraints specific to low-power and lossy networks. A systematic approach is used in defining and evaluating the security threats. Applicable countermeasures are application specific and are addressed in relevant applicability statements.
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