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Non IPSec Authentication mechanism for OSPFv3

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Author Manav Bhatia
Last updated 2010-09-27 (Latest revision 2010-09-24)
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Currently a few routing protocols use IPSec for authenticating their protocol packets. There are known issues with using IPSec with the routing protocols and this draft proposes an alternative Generic Authentication mechanism that can be used so that these protocols do not depend upon IPSec for security. The mechanism introduced in this draft is generic and can be used by any protocol that currently uses IPSec for authentication. While this mechanism is generic, this draft specifically looks at OSPFv3 and how it can use the mechanism described herein.


Manav Bhatia

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