Internet DRAFT - draft-heer-hip-service


Host Identity Protocol                                           T. Heer
Internet-Draft                                                  H. Wirtz
Intended status: Experimental                    RWTH Aachen University,
Expires: March 7, 2012                     Communication and Distributed
                                                           Systems Group
                                                  Helsinki Institute for
                                                  Information Technology
                                                       September 4, 2011

                      Service Identifiers for HIP


   The Host Identity Protocol [RFC5201] is a signaling protocol for
   secure communication, mobility, and multihoming that introduces a
   cryptographic namespace.  This document specifies an extension for
   HIP that enables HIP end-hosts and HIP-aware middleboxes to announce
   services to HIP hosts during a HIP Base EXchange (BEX) or HIP update.
   Service providers are able to specify the type and requirements of a
   service; clients can then decide to agree on the terms of service.
   This allows the service provider to verify the accordance of the
   client with the service conditions while the client is able to verify
   the authenticity of the used service.

Requirements Language

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

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1.  Introduction

   The Host Identity Protocol (HIP) introduces a new cryptographic
   namespace, based on public keys, in order to secure Internet
   communication.  Several HIP-related documents are concerned with the
   provision and discovery of services, e.g., the HIP registration
   extension [RFC5203] and the HIP middlebox authentication extension
   [I-D.heer-hip-middle-auth].  This document specifies a new HIP
   parameter that lets service providers communicate properties and
   requirements of a service to the HIP end-hosts and to on-path HIP-
   aware network entities.  Service providers can either be other HIP
   end-hosts (Initiator or Responder), on-path network entities (HIP-
   aware middleboxes and other HIP-aware network infrastructure
   elements), or entities using the HIP registration extension.

2.  Terminology

   In addition to the terminology defined in [RFC5203], this document
   defines the following terms:

   Service provider:  A HIP end-host or HIP-aware on-path entity
      (middlebox) that offers a service to a HIP end-host.  Middleboxes
      that offer a service can either use the HIP registration extension
      [RFC5203] or the HIP middlebox authentication extension

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   Client:  A HIP end-host (Initiator or Responder) that is offered a
      service.  The client can choose whether to accept or to deny the
      offered service.

3.  Protocol Overview

   The service announcement and service acknowledgement procedure
   defined in this document is a two-way communication process that
   integrates into the regular HIP control channel packet exchanges
   (i.e. the HIP BEX and the HIP update mechanism).

   During a base exchange or HIP update mechanism, a service provider
   (the HIP end-host or a HIP-aware service provider on the
   communication path) can add a SERVICE_OFFER or SERVICE_OFFER_UNSIGNED
   to an R1, I2, R2, or UPDATE packet.  In addition, the
   SERVICE_OFFER_UNSIGNED can also be aded to I1 packets.  The
   SERVICE_OFFER provides general information about the service and
   service-specific information for the client.  This information is
   addressed to the receiver of the HIP control packet.  Each HIP packet
   can contain multiple SERVICE_OFFER parameters from one or more
   service providers.

   The client reads the SERVICE_OFFER parameters from the incoming HIP
   control packet and based on local policies decides to accept or deny
   the service offer from the service provider.  If it decides to accept
   the service offer and if the service requires an acknowledgement
   (indicated by a set ACK bit in the parameter), it responds by
   creating a SERVICE_ACK parameter which it sends in the signed part of
   the next regular HIP control packet.  If the HIP control packet
   containing the SERVICE_OFFER does not require an immediate response
   in the next control packet, the receiver of the SERVICE_OFFER
   generates an additional HIP UPDATE packet that contains the
   SERVICE_ACK.  If a client declines the service offer or no
   acknowledgement is required, it does not respond with a SERVICE_ACK

   The SERVICE_OFFER parameter comes in two flavors: SERVICE_OFFER and
   SERVICE_OFFER_UNSIGNED.  The SERVICE_OFFER parameter is covered by
   the signature of the HIP control packet that contains it.  Therefore,
   it can only be added by the HIP end-host that generates the HIP
   control packet.  The SERVICE_OFFER_UNSIGNED is not covered by the
   signature in the HIP control packet, it is added by HIP-aware
   middleboxes or HIP end-hosts.  Consequently, end-hosts can decide
   whether to use the signed or unsigned version of the parameter.  An
   example in which an end-host may prefer to use the unsigned parameter
   is the use of pre-created R1 packets which should include a
   SERVICE_OFFER that depends on properties of the Initiator (e.g. its

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   HI or IP address).

   The service provider can determine whether the client acknowledges
   the service offer by checking the presence of a SERVICE_ACK parameter
   with a matching SERVICE_ID in the next packet.  The SERVICE_ACK
   contains the hash of the service offer, allowing the service provider
   to verify that the user has accepted the terms of service as added by
   the service provider in the SERVICE_OFFER.  Replying with the hash of
   the complete SERVICE_OFFER ensures that the client adheres to all
   conditions of the service offer and that the SERVICE_OFFER_UNSIGNED
   parameter was delivered without modification in transit.
   Additionally, the service provider SHOULD verify the validity of the
   signature in the HIP control packet.  In order to shelter against
   Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks, end-hosts and middleboxes can
   utilize the puzzle mechanisms specified in [RFC5201] for end-hosts
   and [I-D.heer-hip-middle-auth] for middleboxes

3.1.  HIP Parameters


   The SERVICE_OFFER and the SERVICE_OFFER_UNSIGNED have identical
   structures and semantics.  The two parameters differ only in their
   type numbers.  Therefore, we discuss only about the contents of the
   SERVICE_OFFER parameter while the following specifications concerning
   the SERVICE_OFFER parameter also apply to the SERVICE_OFFER_UNSIGNED

   The SERVICE_OFFER parameter is depicted below.  It consists of three

       the receiving host with a basic classification of the service
       based on general parameters.  The service properties are an aid
       for the end-hosts for understanding the nature of an unknown

   2.  SERVICE_ID (SID): The SERVICE_ID is a number that identifies a
       service or a class of services.  The SERVICE_DESCRIPTION is
       interpreted depending on the SERVICE_ID.  The SERVICE_ID MUST be
       known to all hosts that intend to use that particular service.
       The SID numbers from 0 to 2^31-1 are assigned by IANA.  SID
       numbers from 2^31 to 2^32-1 are unallocated and may be used by
       service providers without prior request or notice.

       variable-length data blob that is interpreted based on the
       information in the SID field.  It MUST be understood by all hosts

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       that intend to use the service.  The SD field allows a service to
       provide specific service-related information.  The structure and
       semantics of the SD field are not part of this document but are
       specified by the service operators.

    0                   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
   |             Type              |             Length            |
   |                SP (SERVICE_PROPERTIES) (32 bit)               |
   |                SID  (SERVICE_ID) (32 bit)                     |
   |          SD (SERVICE_DESCRIPTION) (variable length)           /
   /                                           +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-|
   /                                           |      Padding      |

   Type       970   (SERVICE OFFER SIGNED)
              65334 (SERVICE OFFER UNSIGNED)

   Length     Variable

   SP         Service Properties. A bit field characterizing the
              service (see below).

   SID        Unique service ID identifying the service or type of
              service. 0 (zero) to 2^31-1 assigned by IANA, rest
              unallocated and in free use.

   SD         Service Description and service conditions specified
              by the service provider and interpreted by the client.

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   SERVICE_PROPERTIES field structure:

       0                                       1
       0   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   0   1   2   3   4   5
   1 |                    <---  RESERVED  --->                       |

   0  REQ - Required:        Non adherence to the requested
                             authentication will result in denial of

   1  ACK - Acknowledgement: The service requires a signed
                             acknowledgement in a SERVICE_ACK parameter.

   2  COM - Commercial:      Use of this service may result in monetary

   3  FOR - Forwarding:      This service entails forwarding of packets.

   4  TER - Terminal:        This HIP-aware middlebox is located at the
                             last hop towards the responder.

   5  INI - Initial:         This HIP-aware middlebox is located at the
                             first hop towards the responder.

   6  ACI - ACL Initiator:   The HIT of the Initiator must be in the ACL
                             of the service.

   7  ACR - ACL Responder:   The HIT of the Responder must be in the ACL
                             of the service.

   8  CEI - Cert Initiator:  Cert from Initiator required. Cert type
                             defined in variable SD field.

   9  CER - Cert Responder:  Cert from Responder required. Cert type
                             defined in variable SD field.

   10 AUT - Additional Auth: Additional authentication measures are
                             required. Authentication type defined in
                             variable SD field.

   Bits 10 to 31 are reserved for future purposes.

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   A host that accepts a SERVICE_OFFER or SERVICE_OFFER_UNSIGNED replies
   with a SERVICE_ACK parameter in its next regular HIP packet.

   The service acknowledgement contains the SID as reference to the
   acknowledged service and the hash of the SERVICE_OFFER parameter.
   The hash is generated by applying SHA-1 hash function to the

    0                   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
   |             Type              |             Length            |
   |                                                               |
   |                SID (Service IDentifier)  (32 bit)             |
   |                                                               |
   |                   SH (Service Hash)  (128 bit)                |
   |                                                               |
   |                                                               |

   Type       974

   Length     160 bit

   SID        Unique service ID identifying the service or type of
              service. 0 (zero) to 2^31-1 assigned by IANA, the rest
              is unallocated and in free use.

   SH         SHA-1 hash of the accepted SERVICE_OFFER parameter
              belonging to the SID

4.  Applications and Use Cases

4.1.  Certificates

   Middleboxes or end-hosts may require certificates that state that the
   host is entitled to perform certain actions (e.g. connect to a host,
   use a certain link, use a certain service) [I-D.ietf-hip-cert].  The
   HIP CERT parameter allows HIP hosts to transmit certificate
   information within HIP control packets.  However, a host may possess
   multiple certificates and therefore it must decide which certificate

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   to transmit.

   End-hosts and middleboxes can require the client to present a
   certificate by adding a SERVICE_OFFER parameter to the next packer
   addressed to the client.  Setting the CEI bit set indicates that a
   certificate is required and should be sent on the consequent control
   packet in order to get service.  The type of certificate can be
   transmitted in the SD field.

   Likewise, an end-host or middlebox can inform a HIP host that
   additional authentication measures (e.g., password authentication
   [I-D.varjonen-hip-eap]) must be performed during or after the base
   exchange.  By setting the REQ and FOR bits, the middlebox or end-host
   can express that forwarding of payload packet will not be performed
   until the authentication is completed.  The exact type of
   authentication is expressed in the variable SD field.

   If the end-host fails in providing sufficient credentials to the
   service provider it can respond with a NOTIFICATION with
   BLOCKED_BY_POLICY if the service provider is an end-host or a
   NOTIFICATION with BLOCKED_BY_POLICY_M if the service provider is a
   middlebox to signal the error.  BLOCKED_BY_POLICY is defined in
   [RFC5201] and BLOCKED_BY_POLICY_M is defined below.

      NOTIFY MESSAGES - ERROR TYPES            Value
      ------------------------------           -----

      BLOCKED_BY_POLICY                         42

         The Responder is unwilling to set up an association
         for policy reasons.

      BLOCKED_BY_POLICY_M                      8192

         The middlebox is not willing to service the client for
         policy reasons.

   The policy reason for not serving or setting up an association in
   this case would be a missing or insufficient certificate.

4.2.  Quality of Service

   Services may offer a free basic service and a commercial premium
   service.  In such cases, the service provider can add a SERVICE_OFFER
   for the premium service and default to the basic service if the
   client does not send a matching SERVICE_ACK.  Alternatively, the
   service provider can add multiple SERVICE_OFFER parameters to a hip

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   control packets, leaving it to the client to acknowledge the
   appropriate offer.

   Further service details (e.g. payment and the quality of the offered
   services) can be negotiated by using the SERVICE_DETAILS field.  By
   signing the SERVICE_ACK, the end-host agrees to the terms of service.
   The service provider can use the signed HIP packet containing the
   SERVICE_ACK as proof that the client has requested the service.  It
   can later use this proof for billing.

   Service providers MAY send a NOTIFICATION if the client does not
   respond with a matching SERVICE_ACK by sending either
   BLOCKED_BY_POLICY (end-host) or BLOCKED_BY_POLICY_M (middlebox) if
   they decide to deny the service.  See section Section 4.1 for the
   definition of these parameters.

5.  Security Considerations

   The question of whether a client must subscribe to a service and the
   question of whether a service is on the shortest direct path between
   the Initiator and the Responder is out of scope for this document.
   However, service operators can design the SERVICE_OFFER parameter in
   a way that allows semantic sanity checks.  For example, a host can
   detect a suspicios situation if two middleboxes claim to be inital or
   terminal middleboxes (active INI or TER bits in the SD field of the
   SERVICE_OFFER parameter).  In such cases, end-hosts may require to
   react based on policies or user interaction.

   This document makes no assumptions about the authenticity of the
   SERVICE_OFFER_UNSIGNED parameter.  Especially the identity of a
   service provider is not verified.  However, should a service require
   authentication of a service provider, it can implement this in the
   variable data field in the SERVICE_OFFER and SERVICE_OFFER_UNSIGNED

   Using a SERVICE_OFFER_UNSIGNED parameter in an I1 packet with a set
   ACK bit may require the Responder to echo the relevant
   SERVICE_OFFER_UNSIGNED parts in a SERVICE_ACK parameter.  This may
   require the Responder to generate a live signature for the R2 packet
   and makes the use of pre-created R1 packets impossible.  Hence, the
   Responder SHOULD treat such I1 packets with lower priority.

6.  IANA Considerations

   This draft specifies a new namespace for service identifiers (SID
   numbers).  The SID numbers from 0 to 2^31-1 are to be assigned by

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   IANA.  SID numbers from 2^31 to 2^32-1 are unallocated and may be
   used by service providers without prior request or notice.  The SID
   numbers in the unmanaged SID number space should be selected in a
   random fashion.  There is no guarantee that the SID numbers in the
   unmanaged SID space are free from collisions.  Service providers that
   use SID numbers from the unallocated SID space should, therefore,
   take precautions for cases of collisions.

   In addition to the SID, a service is described by its SP-flags.  To
   guarantee consistent extensibility of service descriptions,
   assignment of flags and their positions should also be provided by

   This draft requires three new HIP parameter numbers.  Two within the
   signed part of the HIP packets (970 and 974) and one ithin the
   unsigned part of the packet (65334).

7.  Changelog

7.1.  Version 1

   - Fixed broken parameter numbers.

   - Extended IANA consideration to accomodate new parameter numbers.

   - Added reference to draft-varjonen-hip-eap-00.

   - Added AUT bit for additional authentication (see eap).

   - Added text to security considerations about SERVICE_OFFER_UNSIGNED
   in I1.

8.  Normative References

              Heer, T., Wehrle, K., and M. Komu, "End-Host
              Authentication for HIP Middleboxes",
              draft-heer-hip-middle-auth-02 (work in progress),
              February 2009.

              Heer, T. and S. Varjonen, "Host Identity Protocol
              Certificates", draft-ietf-hip-cert-12 (work in progress),
              March 2011.


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              Varjonen, S., "HIP and User Authentication",
              draft-varjonen-hip-eap-00 (work in progress), July 2009.

   [RFC2119]  Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate
              Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119, March 1997.

   [RFC5201]  Moskowitz, R., Nikander, P., Jokela, P., and T. Henderson,
              "Host Identity Protocol", RFC 5201, April 2008.

   [RFC5203]  Laganier, J., Koponen, T., and L. Eggert, "Host Identity
              Protocol (HIP) Registration Extension", RFC 5203,
              April 2008.

Authors' Addresses

   Tobias Heer
   RWTH Aachen University, Communication and Distributed Systems Group
   Ahornstrasse 55
   Aachen  52062


   Hanno Wirtz
   RWTH Aachen University, Communication and Distributed Systems Group
   Ahornstrasse 55
   Aachen  52062

   Phone: +49 241 80 20773

   Samu Varjonen
   Helsinki Institute for Information Technology
   Gustaf Haellstroemin katu 2b


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