P802.1AEdk: MAC Privacy protection

Full title: IEEE Standard for Local and metropolitan area networks–Media Access Control (MAC) Security – Amendment 4: MAC Privacy protection

This amendment specifies privacy enhancements that complement existing IEEE Std 802.1AE MAC Security capabilities, and reduce the ability of external observers to correlate user data frames, their sizes, transmission timing and transmission frequency with users’ identities and activities. It specifies an encapsulation format that allows one or more user data frames and padding octets to be carried within the confidentiality protected data of a consolidating frame, hiding the users’ MAC addresses and original frame sizes. The transmitter can balance the privacy improvement against the loss of efficiency and delay by controlling the sizes of consolidating frames and when they are transmitted. YANG configuration and operational state models are defined both for the existing functionality of IEEE Std 802.1AE and for the functionality to be added by this project. This amendment describes privacy considerations for the use, design, and deployment of bridged networks. This project includes technical and editorial corrections to existing IEEE Std 802.1AE functionality.

Current Status

Draft TBS
Status PAR approved.
PAR PAR approved February 14th, 2020.
Editor Don Fedyk

Upcoming conference calls

P802.1AEdk draft development will be continued in conference calls:
Tuesday, April 7th 10.00 am – 12.00 pm Pacific Time

Monday, May 18th 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm Eastern Time.
Tuesday, May 19th 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm Eastern Time.
Wednesday, May 20th 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm Eastern Time.

Presentations and contributions

16 March 2020 YANG Based VLAN and VID Config for MACsec and MAC Privacy 802.1AEdk – Don Fedyk
15 March 2020 Clause 17 – Suggested text – Mick Seaman
4 March 2020 Clause 17 – Initial draft
Clause 18 – Initial draft
Clause 19 – Initial draft
22 January 2020 IEEE 802.1 Security MACsec Privacy – Fedyk et al.
11 November 2019 Frame Format for IEEE 802.1AEdk MACsec Privacy – Don Fedyk
17 July 2019 YANG Instance Document
16 July 2019 P802.1AE YANG (Initial contribution)

The above (possibly empty) list includes only the latest version of updated documents and omits those superseded by subsequent discussion or inclusion in the current draft (see filenames beginning “dk-” in the 2019 and 2020 802.1 public directories for past contributions). Dates listed are the website file dates and can differ from creation dates in the documents.