[IDS] Fwd: Query about prototype of IEEE-ISTO PWG Hardcopy Device Health AssessmentTNC Binding

[IDS] Fwd: Query about prototype of IEEE-ISTO PWG Hardcopy Device Health AssessmentTNC Binding

[IDS] Fwd: Query about prototype of IEEE-ISTO PWG Hardcopy Device Health AssessmentTNC Binding

Ira McDonald blueroofmusic at gmail.com
Sun Jul 26 15:38:49 UTC 2015


Hi,

Good news about HCD-TNC.

Dr. Andreas Steffen at HSR (in Switzerland) had completed a prototype
implementation, including multiple PA subtypes (i.e., Printer MIB subunits).

All - please take a look at the code and release notes.  We'll talk more
about
this prototype effort in two weeks at our August PWG F2F.

Cheers,
- Ira


Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Co-Chair - TCG Trusted Mobility Solutions WG
Chair - Linux Foundation Open Printing WG
Secretary - IEEE-ISTO Printer Working Group
Co-Chair - IEEE-ISTO PWG Internet Printing Protocol WG
IETF Designated Expert - IPP & Printer MIB
Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
http://sites.google.com/site/blueroofmusic
http://sites.google.com/site/highnorthinc
mailto: blueroofmusic at gmail.com
Winter  579 Park Place  Saline, MI  48176  734-944-0094
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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Andreas Steffen <andreas.steffen at hsr.ch>
Date: Sun, Jul 26, 2015 at 7:13 AM
Subject: Re: Query about prototype of IEEE-ISTO PWG Hardcopy Device Health
AssessmentTNC Binding
To: Ira McDonald <blueroofmusic at gmail.com>


Hi Ira,

I've just completed a prototype implementing the latest PWG HCD-TNC
spec including support of multiple PA subtypes. You can find the
[partially] commented configuration and log files of the
tnccs-20-hcd-eap example scenario using a HCD IMC/IMV pair under
the link

https://wiki.strongswan.org/projects/strongswan/wiki/TrustedNetworkConnect#Hardcopy-Device-Health-Assessment

If you need a walkthrough through the architecture of the prototype
and or the test results then we can arrange a telco sometime next
week.

Currently the source code of the prototype is kept in a separate
branch on the strongSwan git server

https://git.strongswan.org/?p=strongswan.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/pwg-hcd-tnc

Best regards

Andreas

On 07/02/2015 05:21 PM, Ira McDonald wrote:
> Hi Dr. Steffen,
>
> Just a reminder that we (PWG) would like to hear back from you when
> you get a chance about a refined cost estimate for a prototype of our
> HCD-TNC spec.
>
> Also, whatever form of RFP (from us) or simply a Proposal (from you).
> The less superfluous paperwork, the better for all of us.
>
> Cheers,
> - Ira (PWG Secretary)
>
>
> Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
> Co-Chair - TCG Trusted Mobility Solutions WG
> Chair - Linux Foundation Open Printing WG
> Secretary - IEEE-ISTO Printer Working Group
> Co-Chair - IEEE-ISTO PWG Internet Printing Protocol WG
> IETF Designated Expert - IPP & Printer MIB
> Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
> http://sites.google.com/site/blueroofmusic
> http://sites.google.com/site/highnorthinc
> mailto: blueroofmusic at gmail.com <mailto:blueroofmusic at gmail.com>
> Winter  579 Park Place  Saline, MI  48176  734-944-0094
> Summer  PO Box 221  Grand Marais, MI 49839  906-494-2434
>
>
> On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 7:06 PM, Ira McDonald <blueroofmusic at gmail.com
> <mailto:blueroofmusic at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     Hello Dr. Steffen,
>
>     Here is a link to the HCD TNC draft (with change bars) where I
>     attempted
>     to address all of your comments:
>
>       http://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/ids/wd/wd-idstnc10-20150530-rev.pdf
>
>     That draft was reviewed last Monday by the PWG IDS WG - so I just sent
>     another HCD TNC draft (with change bars) where I attempted to address
>     all of the IDS WG member comments and discussion:
>
>       http://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/ids/wd/wd-idstnc10-20150608-rev.pdf
>
>     Note especially that, by IDS WG consensus, I added a series of
>     HCD-specific
>     PA subtypes that map one-to-one to all of the components of an HCD
>     defined
>     in the abstract model in the PWG Imaging System State and Counter
>     MIB v2:
>
>
>
http://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/candidates/cs-wimscountmib20-20080318-5106.3.pdf
>
>
>
http://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/candidates/cs-wimscountmib20-20080318-5106.3.mib
>
>     IDS WG members strongly feel that firmware for the System (main
board),
>     Console, Finisher, Interface, Marker, and Scanner components should be
>     labeled with the relevant HCD component type (since each of these
major
>     components typically has a unique boot ROM, a unique OS, and a unique
>     firmware image - also each of these major components are typically
built
>     by different suppliers).
>
>     I realize that the TCG face-to-face meeting in Edinburgh will be
>     next week,
>     but please take a look at the change logs and redlines in these two
>     versions
>     at your convenience.
>
>     PWG Steering Committee members are unanimously in favor of proceeding
>     with our discussion of a strongSWAN prototype effort and refinement
>     of your
>     original cost estimate (we do realize that we just made it a bit
>     more complex,
>     although in practice a single HCD IMV should normally be sufficient -
an
>     exception might be for high-end Finishers built by third parties).
>
>     Cheers,
>     - Ira (IEEE-ISTO PWG Secretary, HCD TNC Binding editor)
>
>     Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
>     Co-Chair - TCG Trusted Mobility Solutions WG
>     Chair - Linux Foundation Open Printing WG
>     Secretary - IEEE-ISTO Printer Working Group
>     Co-Chair - IEEE-ISTO PWG Internet Printing Protocol WG
>     IETF Designated Expert - IPP & Printer MIB
>     Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
>     http://sites.google.com/site/blueroofmusic
>     http://sites.google.com/site/highnorthinc
>     mailto: blueroofmusic at gmail.com <mailto:blueroofmusic at gmail.com>
>     Winter  579 Park Place  Saline, MI  48176  734-944-0094
>     <tel:734-944-0094>
>     Summer  PO Box 221  Grand Marais, MI 49839  906-494-2434
>     <tel:906-494-2434>
>
>
>     On Mon, May 18, 2015 at 9:22 PM, Ira McDonald
>     <blueroofmusic at gmail.com <mailto:blueroofmusic at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>         Hi Andreas,
>
>         More background:
>
>         There are NO implementations of this HCD TNC Binding in any real
>         printer.
>
>         The PWG Process 3.0 requires that, when aworking draft has
>         reached the
>         "Prototype" draft state, then it MUST be prototyped (at some
>         level) by at
>         least one vendor before the document can advance to a "Stable"
>         draft state
>         and pass on through WG last call, then PWG last call, and
>         finally PWG formal
>         vote for a PWG Candidate Standard (published).
>
>           http://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/general/pwg-process-30.pdf
>
>         The point of asking for your help for a prototype is to get this
>         document
>         moving forward again on the PWG standards process.
>
>         You already found several discrepancies (I'll take them to the
>         IDS WG for
>         review and updated text).  Unfortunately, I can't choose to
>         restructure the
>         Firmware/ResidentApplication/UserApplication* tuples into single
>         attributes.
>         Note that IETF NEA did not do so for the similar attributes
>         either (our main
>         source for structure).
>
>         I look forward to your further thoughts and reply.
>
>         Cheers,
>         - Ira
>
>         Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
>         Co-Chair - TCG Trusted Mobility Solutions WG
>         Chair - Linux Foundation Open Printing WG
>         Secretary - IEEE-ISTO Printer Working Group
>         Co-Chair - IEEE-ISTO PWG Internet Printing Protocol WG
>         IETF Designated Expert - IPP & Printer MIB
>         Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
>         http://sites.google.com/site/blueroofmusic
>         http://sites.google.com/site/highnorthinc
>         mailto: blueroofmusic at gmail.com <mailto:blueroofmusic at gmail.com>
>         Winter  579 Park Place  Saline, MI  48176  734-944-0094
>         <tel:734-944-0094>
>         Summer  PO Box 221  Grand Marais, MI 49839  906-494-2434
>         <tel:906-494-2434>
>
>
>         On Sun, May 17, 2015 at 2:05 PM, Andreas Steffen
>         <andreas.steffen at hsr.ch <mailto:andreas.steffen at hsr.ch>> wrote:
>
>             Hi Ira,
>
>             I think 2'000 USD should be sufficient to fund the
>             implementation of
>             the PWG HCD PA-TNC attributes and to build a demo HCD
>             IMC/IMV pair
>             since the structure of the attributes types is quite simple.
>
>             Concerning the PWG HCD Health Assessment TNC Binding draft I
>             have
>             the following remarks/questions:
>
>             - The attribute type 0x50 (23) of the TimeSource attribute
>             is wrong.
>               0x50 (80) has been assigned to ResidentApplicationName.
>             The correct
>               attribute type of TimeSource probably is 0x32 (50).
>
>
>         <ira>  Thanks for catching the TimeSource typo.  Actually the
>         decimal value of '23'
>         is correct and the hex value of '0x50' is wrong and should be
>         '0x17' per this
>         table of assigned values from the Imaging Device Security WG:
>
>         http://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/ids/wd/ids-attributes-2012-04-20.txt
>
>
>             - How is the 128 bit binary blob of the *Version attributes
>             to be
>               interpreted? The draft says that it MAY conform to section
>             4.2.3
>               “Numeric Version” of IETF PA-TNC [RFC5792]:
>
>
>         <ira> The version block is opaque and (per Lexmark and Ricoh
input)
>         was not standardized (i.e., you can't interpret it, any more
>         than you can
>         interpret the equivalent NEA attribute). You just do a binary
>         compare for
>         equality.  Not my choice, because the PWG model spec (whose link
>         I also
>         sent is authoritative but ambiguous).
>
>              *                       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
>              *
>
 +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
>              *  |                        Major Version Number
>                    |
>              *
>
 +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
>              *  |                        Minor Version Number
>                    |
>              *
>
 +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
>              *  |                            Build Number
>                    |
>              *
>
 +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
>              *  |      Service Pack Major       |      Service Pack
>             Minor       |
>              *
>
 +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
>
>                If another representation is chosen by a printer vendor
then
>                interoperability will be very difficult. Shall the demo
>                implementation just do a hex dump of the 128 bit blob?
>
>
>         <ira> Yes - pure 128-bit dump.
>
>
>
>             - Section 5.4 Correlated Attributes (Name, Patches,
>             StringVersion,
>               Version) has a note saying: Each ordered set of Correlated
>             Attributes
>               MUST include an empty string if there is no known value
>             for one of
>               the Correlated Attributes. This cannot be true for the
Version
>               attribute because it has a fixed size of 16 bytes. It
>             would make
>               sense to set the 128 bit binary blob to all zeroes.
>
>
>         <ira> Agreed - this is a bug in this binding and the PWG model
spec.
>         This will take some grief to fix (PWG Process to adopt an errata
of
>         the model spec).  Yes, zero's would be appropriate for the
>         fixed-length
>         attributes.  I'll raise the issue in the IDS WG.
>
>
>             - Because of the Correlated Attributes requirement it would
>             make much
>               more sense to pack Name, Patches, StringVersion and
>             Version into
>               a single attribute. The reason this isn't done is probably
>             due to
>               the size restrictions of PT-EAP transport. I'd like to
>             mention that
>               all strongSwan IMCs and IMVs support the IF-M Segmentation
>               Specification proposal being drafted by the TNC Endpoint
>             Compliance
>               Subgroup which allows to transfer huge attributes
>             (>100'000 kB) in
>               chunks as small as several hundred bytes over
>             size-restricted PB-TNC
>               batches.
>
>
>         <ira> The PWG model spec was adopted years earlier - we CANNOT
>         make any such structural changes at this point to defined
>         attributes
>         (because as SEPARATE attributes they're already in the approved
>         parallel PWG MS-NAP Binding).
>
>
>             - For the demo it would be helpful to have some real-world
>             examples
>               taken from actual printers for all of the 25 PWG HCD
>             attribute types.
>
>
>         <ira> There are NO real-world examples or implementations.  See my
>         note above.
>
>
>             Best regards
>
>             Andreas
>
>             On 05/15/2015 08:50 PM, Ira McDonald wrote:
>             > Hi Andreas,
>             >
>             > We spoke several years ago at a TCG face-to-face meeting
about your
>             > wonderful open
>             > source TNC protocol stack.
>             >
>             > Two weeks ago, I attended the annual joint meeting of
IEEE-ISTO Printer
>             > Working roup
>             > (I'm the Secretary) and Linux Foundation Open Printing
>             Summit (I'm the
>             > Chair), where we
>             > reviewed minor editorial changes to a work-in-progress PWG
>             Hardcopy
>             > Device Health
>             > Assessment TNC Binding spec which has been waiting in
>             Prototype Draft
>             > state for awhile.
>             >
>             >   http://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/ids/wd/wd-idstnc10-20150419.pdf
>             >
>             >
>             >
>
http://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/candidates/cs-idsattributes11-20140529-5110.1.pdf
>             >
>             > Mike Sweet (Apple, PWG Chair) suggested that I ask if you
>             would be
>             > interested in PWG
>             > funding for a graduate student to use your TNC stack and
>             do a desktop
>             > prototype (not
>             > hosted in an actual printer) of these 20+ PWG extension
>             health attributes.
>             >
>             > If you are interested, would you take a quick look at our
>             spec and think
>             > about what kind
>             > of funding level would be appropriate to build a desktop
>             prototype of a
>             > "printer" reporting
>             > its own health attributes as a TNC Client.
>             >
>             > Cheers,
>             > - Ira (PWG Secretary, IPP WG Co-Chair, HCD-TNC Editor)
>             >
>             >
>             > Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
>             > Co-Chair - TCG Trusted Mobility Solutions WG
>             > Chair - Linux Foundation Open Printing WG
>             > Secretary - IEEE-ISTO Printer Working Group
>             > Co-Chair - IEEE-ISTO PWG Internet Printing Protocol WG
>             > IETF Designated Expert - IPP & Printer MIB
>             > Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
>             > http://sites.google.com/site/blueroofmusic
>             > http://sites.google.com/site/highnorthinc
>             > mailto: blueroofmusic at gmail.com
>             <mailto:blueroofmusic at gmail.com>
>             <mailto:blueroofmusic at gmail.com
>             <mailto:blueroofmusic at gmail.com>>
>             > Winter  579 Park Place  Saline, MI  48176  734-944-0094
>             <tel:734-944-0094>
>             > Summer  PO Box 221  Grand Marais, MI 49839  906-494-2434
>             <tel:906-494-2434>
>             >
>
>             --
>
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>             Andreas Steffen                         e-mail:
>             andreas.steffen at hsr.ch <mailto:andreas.steffen at hsr.ch>
>             Institute for Internet Technologies and Applications
>             Hochschule fuer Technik Rapperswil      phone:  +41 55 222
>             42 68 <tel:%2B41%2055%20222%2042%2068>
>             CH-8640 Rapperswil (Switzerland)        mobile: +41 76 340
>             25 56 <tel:%2B41%2076%20340%2025%2056>
>
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>
>

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