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[802SEC] Link Security ECSG reflector

The Link Security ECSG reflector is now active.

Please forward the notice below to your WG 
reflector. Note that this notice has already 
been sent to 802.3 and 802.1 reflectors.

This is my last request sent to you since all 
correspondence from now on will take place 
directly through the SG reflector.

Thank you very much for your cooperation,


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Link Security ECSG reflector
Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2002 17:30:24 -0500
From: Dolors Sala <>

Dear 802 members,

The reflector of the Link Security ECSG is now active. 
All correspondence of the Link Security ECSG will take 
place in this reflector from now on.

To subscribe to the reflector please send an email to with the following 
information in the body of the message:

    subscribe stds-802-linksec <your email address>

Instructions to subscribe/unsbuscribe to/from the 
reflector can also be found at:

Previous contributions, email archive of this reflector, 
and related material to this effort can be found at 
the SG home page:

Please join the reflector to participate in the 

Dolors Sala
Chair, Link Security ECSG

PS: For convinience, the announcement of the next Link 
Security SG meeting is attached below.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Link Security ECSG: Meeting Announcement
Date: Sat, 28 Dec 2002 09:21:59 -0500
From: Dolors Sala <>

Dear 802 members,

The first meeting of the Link Security Study Group
will take place on January 9th-10th, 2003 at the Fairmont
Hotel Vancouver in Vancouver, BC.  It is collocated
with P802.3ah EFM, P802.3af DTE power and P802.1.
The meeting announcement can be found at:

The hotel reservation deadline is Friday, December 6th.
Please make your reservation at the Fairmont Hotel
Vancouver, which has provided us with an outstanding
room rate for this meeting.

There will be a registration fee charged for this meeting, and
the web pre-registration form will be posted in early December.

The home page of the study group can be found at:

IEEE IT is working in setting up a reflector for the SG.
An announcement will be sent when the reflector
is ready. Before then, please check the home page for
additional updates. The reflector should be available shortly.
Until then we will continue using the P2MP reflector for
PON and Ethernet security related topics and use direct
email for all other issues. Please send me email at if you would like to be included in the 
direct correspondence list.

The agenda for the meeting is to work on the charter of the SG:
    1. Evaluate link security architecture issues with the objective
    of identifying the broader scope that can be common to
    all MAC solutions

    2. Develop a PAR and 5 Criteria for a new standard for
    link security that can be applied to IEEE 802 networks,
    and in particular to 802.3 networks

    3. Make a recommendation on the placement of the
    project within IEEE 802 and/or existing working groups

Contributions on the following topics are encouraged:

1. General Requirements
    - Target scenarios
    - General definition of security for 802 networks
    - Backwards compatibility requirements
    - Summary of 802.10, 802.11, 802.15, 802.16 Requirements
2. Threat model
    - Proposed Ethernet Threat model
    - Summary of 802.10, 802.11, 802.15, 802.16 Threat model
3. General framework
    - Security architecture proposals
    - Evaluation studies of existing security architectures
    - Layer model Proposals
    - Proposals of MAC independent functionality
4. MAC specific
    - Proposals for ethernet dependent functionality
5. PAR and 5 Criteria

We will follow 802.3 rules and EFM operational practices.
So please note that contribution submission deadline is 
Monday, December 30th.

Following the tradition of this group, we will have weekly calls
starting next week to motivate collaboration and discussion.
The call next week is tentatively scheduled for
Tuesday, Dec 3rd, 2003 at 4:00pm EST. A confirmation notice
with call in details will follow shortly and posted at the home page.

The first conference call will be used to organize the effort,
and identify a lead for each of the topics.

I look forward to seeing you in Vancouver.

Dolors Sala
Chair, IEEE 802 Link Security ECSG