An abstract interface between applications and IPsec

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (btns WG)
Last updated 2008-11-02
Replaces draft-richardson-btns-abstract-api
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This document explains in the abstract (no language bindings are provided) how an application may learn that IPsec has been applied to a conversation or specify that IPsec should be used. Though this is useful in general it is particularly useful for applications that wish to use BTNS (Better Than Nothing Security -- a mode of IPsec keying), either in conjunction with channel binding or otherwise.


Michael Richardson (

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