BFD Generic Cryptographic Authentication

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (bfd WG)
Authors Manav Bhatia  , Vishwas Manral  , Dacheng Zhang  , Mahesh Jethanandani 
Last updated 2017-03-22 (latest revision 2014-04-17)
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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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