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Intra-Domain Group Key Management Protocol

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (ipsec WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Bradley Cain , Indermohan S. Monga , Thomas Hardjono
Last updated 2000-02-23
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state WG Document
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IESG IESG state Expired
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This document describes a protocol for intra-domain group key management for IP multicast security, based on the framework of [HCD99]. In order to support multicast groups, the domain is divided into a number of administratively-scoped 'areas'. A host-member of a multicast group is defined to reside within one (and only one) of these areas. The purpose of placing host-members in areas is to achieve flexible and efficient key management, particularly in the face of the problem of changes (joining, leaving, ejections) in the membership of a multicast group. A separate administratively-scoped area control-group is defined for each (data) multicast group, for the express purpose of key management and other control-message delivery.


Bradley Cain
Indermohan S. Monga
Thomas Hardjono

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