Flexible Dynamic Mesh VPN

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Authors Frederic Detienne  , Manish Kumar , Mike Sullenberger
Last updated 2014-06-23 (latest revision 2013-12-20)
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The purpose of a Dynamic Mesh VPN (DMVPN) is to allow IPsec/IKE Security Gateways administrators to configure the devices in a partial mesh (often a simple star topology called Hub-Spokes) and let the Security Gateways establish direct protected tunnels called Shortcut Tunnels. These Shortcut Tunnels are dynamically created when traffic flows and are protected by IPsec. To achieve this goal, this document extends NHRP ([RFC2332]) into a routing policy feed and integrates GRE tunneling with IKEv2 and IPsec to provide the necessary cryptographic security.


Frederic Detienne (fd@cisco.com)
Manish Kumar (manishkr@cisco.com)
Mike Sullenberger (mls@cisco.com)

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