[rfc-dist] RFC 9019 on A Firmware Update Architecture for Internet of Things

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        RFC 9019

        Title:      A Firmware Update Architecture for 
                    Internet of Things 
        Author:     B. Moran,
                    H. Tschofenig,
                    D. Brown,
                    M. Meriac
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       April 2021
        Mailbox:    brendan.moran at arm.com,
                    hannes.tschofenig at arm.com,
                    david.brown at linaro.org,
                    milosch at meriac.com
        Pages:      25
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-suit-architecture-16.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc9019

        DOI:        10.17487/RFC9019

Vulnerabilities in Internet of Things (IoT) devices have raised the
need for a reliable and secure firmware update mechanism suitable for
devices with resource constraints. Incorporating such an update
mechanism is a fundamental requirement for fixing vulnerabilities,
but it also enables other important capabilities such as updating
configuration settings and adding new functionality.

In addition to the definition of terminology and an architecture,
this document provides the motivation for the standardization of a
manifest format as a transport-agnostic means for describing and
protecting firmware updates.

This document is a product of the Software Updates for Internet of Things Working Group of the IETF.

INFORMATIONAL: This memo provides information for the Internet community.
It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of
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