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 P802.1AEdk, Draft 0.2
Status PAR approved. Initial draft development.
PAR PAR approved February 14th, 2020.
Editor Don Fedyk

Upcoming conference calls

P802.1AEdk draft development will be continued in conference calls during the virtual IEEE 802 Plenary. The 802.1 calendar includes the conference calls (with access details).

Monday, July 13th 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm Eastern Time.
Tuesday, July 14th 11.00 am – 1.00 pm Eastern Time.
Wednesday, July 15th 11.00 am – 1.00 pm, 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
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The above (possibly empty) list includes only the latest version of updated documents and omits those superseded by subsequent discussion or inclusion in the current draft (see filenames beginning “dk-” in the 2019 and 2020 802.1 public directories for past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.