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IP Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP)

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (ipsec WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Stephen Kent , Ran Atkinson
Last updated 1996-06-10
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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Stream WG state WG Document
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This document describes the IP Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP). ESP is a mechanism for providing integrity and confidentiality to IP datagrams. In some circumstances it can also provide authentication to IP datagrams. The mechanism works with both IPv4 and IPv6.


Stephen Kent
Ran Atkinson

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