PWG-ANNOUNCE> FW: IETF BOF Announcement: A Session-based Security Model for SNM P

PWG-ANNOUNCE> FW: IETF BOF Announcement: A Session-based Security Model for SNM P

PWG-ANNOUNCE> FW: IETF BOF Announcement: A Session-based Security Model for SNM P

McDonald, Ira imcdonald at
Fri Nov 7 12:06:50 EST 2003

Hi folks,

Below is an announcement of an IETF BOF next week on SBSM
(Session Based Security Model) for SNMPv3, which SOLVES
the key distribution problem of SNMPv3 by creating real
sessions between SNMP clients (managers) and SNMP servers
(devices) using EXISTING native operating system and
network environment password- and certificate-based

The SBSM model is likely to rapidly bring SNMPv3 strong
security into the mainstream of networked products in
the coming year.

The co-chair, Wes Hardaker, is an IETF Area Director and
the principal author of the Net-SNMP (formerly UCSD-SNMP)
open software SNMPv3 libraries (also noteworthy).

The other co-chair, David Perkins, is the well-known
author of the state-of-the-art SMICng MIB compiler.

- Ira 

Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
PO Box 221  Grand Marais, MI  49839
phone: +1-906-494-2434
email: imcdonald at

-----Original Message-----
From: Wes Hardaker [mailto:hardaker at]
Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2003 10:22 PM
To: ietf at
Cc: snmpv3 at
Subject: BOF Announcement: A Session-based Security Model for SNMP

Session Based Security Model for SNMPv3 BOF (sbsm)

Wednesday, November 12 at 1530-1730

BOF CHAIRS:	Wes Hardaker <hardaker at>
                David Perkins <dperkins at>

    From the Abstract:
      This document describes a Session Based Security Model (SBSM)
      for use within the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).
      The security model is designed to establish a "session" between
      two interacting hosts, over which SNMP operations can be sent.
      It provides a number of security properties not previously
      available in [currently] defined SNMP security models, such as
      public key based authentication, limited life-time keying, and
      the ability to make use of previously implemented and deployed
      security infrastructures for purposes of identification and


Draft agenda for the BOF:
  Agenda Bashing                              5 min
  Introduction to the problem space           10 min
  draft-hardaker-snmp-session-sm-00.txt       20 min
  Discussion                                  remaining time

Mailing Lists:
    sbsm at
  To (un)subscribe:
    sbsm-request at
  Archive and general information:

Description of Working Group:

  The SBSM working group will focus on creating a new session-based
  security model [for SNMPv3] that will meet the security and
  operational needs of network administrators.

Work Items

 - A document describing a session-based security model for the
   SNMPv3's protocol.

Goals and Milestones:

 Mar 04   Initial draft(s) defining the SBSM security model
          to be completed so reference implementations can begin.

 Nov 04   Work submitted to the IESG to publish as a proposed standard RFC.

Wes Hardaker

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