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PTP integrated security mechanism support

Samueljeyaraj
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Hello Team,

Request if there is asupport in Intel NIC card for PTP integrated security mechanism support introduced in IEEE 1588-2019 with HW timestamp option.

Kindly provide some reference if it is supported.

 

Thanks

Samuel

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Crisselle_Intel
Moderator
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Hello Samuel,


Good day!


We already heard from or engineering team. Kindly check the information below for their feedback.


We regret to inform you that we don't support MACSec at all. Development is looking into the the Authentication TLV, but there has been no plans made yet to support this.


Let us know if you have additional questions or clarifications.


Awaiting to your reply.


We will follow up after 3 business days in case we don't hear from you.


Best regards,

Crisselle C

Intel® Customer Support



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Crisselle_Intel
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Hello Samuel,


Thank you for posting in Intel Ethernet Communities. 


Can you share if you have a specific model of Intel Ethernet Adapter in mind or have you already purchased one? Please also provide the Operating System you wish to install/use.


Looking forward to your reply. 


Should there be no response from you, I’ll make sure to reach out after 3 business days. 


Best regards,

Crisselle C

Intel® Customer Support


Samueljeyaraj
Novice
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Hello Crisselle,

We are currently using

700 series:

XXV710-DA2

XXV710-DA2T

X710-DA2

XL710-QDA2

 

and we plan to use 810 series:

the key request is to know if the PTP with integrated security mechanism will be supported in these cards?

We are using the HW timestamp and the support of the integrated security mechanism would require the Integrity check at HW level.

 

Thanks

 

Samuel

Crisselle_Intel
Moderator
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Hello Samuel,


Thank you for the swift reply.


Please allow us to check your query further. We will get back to you as soon as there is any update but no later than 2-3 business days.


Hoping for your kind patience.


Best regards,

Crisselle C

Intel® Customer Support


Crisselle_Intel
Moderator
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Hello Samuel,


We apologize for the delay on this matter.


Please be informed that this request is still under investigation. Rest assured that we will send an update as soon as there is any but no later than 2-3 business days.


Thank you for your kind understanding. 


Best regards,

Crisselle C

Intel® Customer Support


Crisselle_Intel
Moderator
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Hello Samuel,


Thank you for the patience on this matter. Please see below details for the response from our PTP experts.


E810 can support 2.1 version.

The Annex P of the standard is not mandatory.

Due to HW limitation the 710 do not support version 2.1


They would like to know more about what you are looking for from a security option.


We hope you don't mind sharing the additional information requested.


Looking forward to your reply.


To give you enough time on this, we will follow up after 4 business days. 


Best regards,

Crisselle C

Intel® Customer Support


Samueljeyaraj
Novice
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Hello Crisselle,

the Annex P is now removed and in the latest 1588 Draft the Security is present in Annex S

And this option is optional too.

There are two main security options

1) PTP Integrated Security Mechanism (support of Authentication TLV ) - Support needed while HW timestamp is being used - mainly for higher accuracy solutions e.g. 5G

2) PTP External Transport Security Mechanisms  e.g. MACsec - Support needed while HW timestamp with the capability of identifying the PTP packet after decryption.

Would like to know if any of these options are being planned for PTP security.

IF any other mechanism Intel is providing for PTP security, appriciate if you could provide inputs on the same.

Please note: we use only HW timestamp option as the application requires highly accurate clocks.

 

Thanks

 

Samuel

 

 

 

 

Crisselle_Intel
Moderator
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Hello Samuel,


Appreciate your swift reply.


Please allow us to forward your response to our PTP experts. We will get back to you as soon as we heard from them but no later than 2-3 business days.


Hoping for your kind patience.


Best regards,

Crisselle C

Intel® Customer Support


Crisselle_Intel
Moderator
634 Views

Hello Samuel,


Apologies for the delay.


Please be informed that we are still checking your request. Rest assured that we will give you an update as soon as we heard from the concerned team but no later than 2-3 business days.


Thank you for your kind understanding.


Best regards,

Crisselle C

Intel® Customer Support


Crisselle_Intel
Moderator
624 Views

Hello Samuel,


Good day!


We already heard from or engineering team. Kindly check the information below for their feedback.


We regret to inform you that we don't support MACSec at all. Development is looking into the the Authentication TLV, but there has been no plans made yet to support this.


Let us know if you have additional questions or clarifications.


Awaiting to your reply.


We will follow up after 3 business days in case we don't hear from you.


Best regards,

Crisselle C

Intel® Customer Support



Samueljeyaraj
Novice
622 Views

Hello Crisselle,

Thanks for the feedback; i have not additional questions at the moment.

Samuel

mahdi_fotouhi
Beginner
247 Views

Hello Team,

Any updates in this regard?

Thank you?

Mahdi

Crisselle_Intel
Moderator
613 Views

Hello Samuel,


You're most welcome, your kind understanding is highly appreciated.


Please be informed that we will now close this request. Just feel free to post a new question if you may have any other inquiry in the future as this thread will no longer be monitored.


May you have a great rest of your day!


Best regards,

Crisselle C

Intel® Customer Support


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