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BFD Generic Cryptographic Authentication

Document type: Expired Internet-Draft (bfd WG)
Document stream: IETF
Last updated: 2014-10-19 (latest revision 2014-04-17)
Intended RFC status: Proposed Standard
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IETF State: WG Document Jan 2015
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IESG State: Expired
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This document proposes an extension to Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) to allow the use of arbitrary cryptographic authentication algorithms in addition to the already-documented authentication schemes described in the base specification. This document adds the basic infrastructure that is required for supporting algorithm and key agility for BFD.


Manav Bhatia <>
Vishwas Manral <>
Dacheng Zhang <>
Mahesh Jethanandani <>

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