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Auto Discovery VPN Problem Statement and Requirements

Document type: Replaced Internet-Draft (ipsecme WG)
Document stream: IETF
Last updated: 2012-10-15 (latest revision 2012-07-09)
Intended RFC status: Unknown
Other versions: (expired, archived): plain text, pdf, html

IETF State: WG Document
Document shepherd: No shepherd assigned

IESG State: Replaced by draft-ietf-ipsecme-ad-vpn-problem
Responsible AD: (None)
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found here:


This document describes the problem of enabling a large number of systems to communicate directly using IPsec to protect the traffic between them. It them expands on the requirements, for such a solution. Manual configuration of all possible tunnels is too cumbersome in many such cases. In other cases the IP address of end points change or the end points may be behind NAT gateways, making static configuration impossible. The Auto Discovery VPN solution is chartered to address these requirements.


Stephen Hanna <>
Vishwas Manral <>

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