Design Rationale for IKEv2

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (ipsec WG)
Author Dan Harkins 
Last updated 2002-02-26
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This document describes the reasons for the design choices in IKEv2, the protocol described in draft-ietf-ipsec-ikev2-01.txt. This document describes why certain features are supported, and explains the modifications between the second draft of IKEv2 and the first. It describes both the changes we chose to make and the changes that we considered but chose not to make. The changes are minor and mostly based on feedback received from the first draft.


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