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Internet Engineering Task Force                                 H. Stenn
Internet-Draft                                   Network Time Foundation
Intended status: Standards Track                        October 23, 2016
Expires: April 26, 2017


               Network Time Protocol I-Do Extension Field
                        draft-stenn-ntp-i-do-02

Abstract

   The first implementation of NTPv4 was released in 2003.  NTPv4 is
   defined by RFC 5905 [RFC5905].  It contains a public-key security
   protocol, autokey, which is defined by RFC 5906 [RFC5906].  Until
   very recently, autokey has been the only defined "user" of NTP packet
   Extension Fields.  New proposals for extension fields are being
   written and there is currently no convenient way to learn if a remote
   instance of NTP supports any extension fields or not.  This proposal
   contains a method to tell a remote instance of NTP what we (are
   willing to admit we) support, and ask what they (are willing to admit
   they) support.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  The I-Do Extension Field  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   3.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5

1.  Introduction

   The first implementation of NTPv4 was released in 2003.  NTPv4 is
   defined by RFC 5905 [RFC5905].  It contains a public-key security
   protocol, autokey, which is defined by RFC 5906 [RFC5906].  Until
   very recently, autokey has been the only defined "user" of NTP packet
   Extension Fields.  New proposals for extension fields are being
   written and there is currently no convenient way to learn if a remote
   instance of NTP supports any extension fields or not.  This proposal
   contains a method to tell a remote instance of NTP what we (are
   willing to admit we) support, and ask what they (are willing to admit
   they) support.

1.1.  Requirements Language

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119 [RFC2119].

2.  The I-Do Extension Field

   If an incoming packet contains an unrecognized extension field, one
   of two things will happen.  While that extension field SHOULD be
   ignored, an implementation MAY choose to drop the entire packet.  If
   an extension field is present there ordinarily SHOULD be a MAC
   following the extension field.  Some extension fields are unable to
   be "signed" by a MAC, regardless of whether or not that MAC is a
   traditional MAC or an extension field MAC.







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    0                   1                   2                   3
    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
   +---------------+---------------+-------------------------------+
   |          Field Type           |        Field Length           |
   +-------------------------------+-------------------------------+
   |            I-Do 1             |             ...               |
   +-------------------------------+-------------------------------+
   |            I-Do N             |            Padding            |
   +---------------------------------------------------------------+

                   NTP Extension Field: REFID Suggestion

   Field Type: TBD (Recommendation for IANA: 0x0007 (I-Do, MAC
   required), 0x2007 (I-Do, MAC OPTIONAL), 0x8007 (I-Do Response, MAC
   required), 0xA007 I-Do Response, MAC OPTIONAL))

   Field Length: as needed

   Payload: An enumeration of the suppported base Field Types, followed
   by any padding, 0x0000, needed to fill the payload to the desired
   32-bit boundary.

   Example: A system that wants to advertise support for Autokey and
   I-Do, sending to a system that wants to advertise support for I-Do,
   NTS, and MAC-As-Extension-Field

    0                   1                   2                   3
    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
   +---------------+---------------+-------------------------------+
   |    Field Type (0x2007)        |   Field Length (0x0008)       |
   +-------------------------------+-------------------------------+
   |            0x0007             |           0x0002              |
   +-------------------------------+-------------------------------+

                         NTP Extension Field: I-Do

    0                   1                   2                   3
    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
   +---------------+---------------+-------------------------------+
   |    Field Type (0xA007)        |   Field Length (0x000a)       |
   +-------------------------------+-------------------------------+
   |            0x0003             |           0x0004              |
   +-------------------------------+-------------------------------+
   |            0x0007             |           0x0000              |
   +-------------------------------+-------------------------------+

                    NTP Extension Field: I-Do Response




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   The sender of any I-Do extension field MUST send an extension field
   with a Field Type of 0x0007 (I-Do, MAC required) or 0x2007 (I-Do, MAC
   OPTIONAL) and SHOULD include a paylod with any 0x0000 padding values
   after enumerating the supported base Extension Field Types.  If the
   responding system recognizes the I-Do extension field, its response
   MUST include an extension field with a Field Type of 0x8007 (I-Do
   Response, MAC required) or 0xA007 (I-Do Response, MAC OPTIONAL), and
   SHOULD include a paylod with any 0x0000 padding values after
   enumerating the supported base Extension Field Types.

   The following information is included here until it is specified in a
   better location.  If the Field Type does not have bit 0x2000 set,
   there MUST be a MAC included later in the packet for this extension
   field to be accepted.  If the Field Type has bit 0x2000 set, the
   presence of a MAC later in the packet is OPTIONAL.

   Any system that receives an I-Do extension field as either an "offer"
   or a "response" SHOULD scan the entire payload looking for nonzero
   values that specify the capabilities of the remote association.

   Any system that receives an I-Do "offer", 0x0007 or 0x2007, SHOULD
   reply with an I-Do "response", 0x8007 or 0xA007.

   Any system that sends an I-Do "offer" or "response" may send as few
   or as many of its supported Field Types as it chooses.  At any
   subsequent time, either side may re-negotiate the list of supported
   field types it is prepared to accept from the other system by sending
   a new I-Do extension field.

   The most-recently received I-Do list replaces any previous I-Do list.

3.  IANA Considerations

   This memo requests IANA to allocate NTP Extension Field Types:

      0x0007 (I-DO)

      0x2007 (I-DO, MAC OPTIONAL)

      0x8007 (I-DO Response)

      0xA007 (I-DO Response, MAC OPTIONAL)

   and I-DO types:

      0xFFFE (I-DO Leap Smear REFIDs)

      0xFFFF (I-DO IPv6 REFID hash)



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   for this proposal.

4.  Security Considerations

   Additional information TBD

5.  Normative References

   [RFC2119]  Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate
              Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC2119, March 1997,
              <http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc2119>.

   [RFC5905]  Mills, D., Martin, J., Ed., Burbank, J., and W. Kasch,
              "Network Time Protocol Version 4: Protocol and Algorithms
              Specification", RFC 5905, DOI 10.17487/RFC5905, June 2010,
              <http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc5905>.

   [RFC5906]  Haberman, B., Ed. and D. Mills, "Network Time Protocol
              Version 4: Autokey Specification", RFC 5906,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC5906, June 2010,
              <http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc5906>.

Author's Address

   Harlan Stenn
   Network Time Foundation
   P.O. Box 918
   Talent, OR  97540
   US

   Email: stenn@nwtime.org



















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