IP Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP)

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (ipsec WG)
Authors Stephen Kent  , Randall Atkinson 
Last updated 1996-06-10
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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 (kent@bbn.com)
Randall Atkinson (rja@extremenetworks.com)

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