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The Impact of Transport Header Confidentiality on Network Operation and Evolution of the Internet

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Gorry Fairhurst , Colin Perkins
Last updated 2018-08-28
Replaced by draft-ietf-tsvwg-transport-encrypt
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This document describes implications of applying end-to-end encryption at the transport layer. It identifies in-network uses of transport layer header information. It then reviews the implications of developing end-to-end transport protocols that use authentication to protect the integrity of transport information or encryption to provide confidentiality of the transport protocol header and expected implications of transport protocol design and network operation. Since transport measurement and analysis of the impact of network characteristics have been important to the design of current transport protocols, it also considers the impact on transport and application evolution.


Gorry Fairhurst
Colin Perkins

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