Security Properties of the IPsec Protocol Suite

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (ipsec WG)
Author Andrew Krywaniuk 
Last updated 2002-07-03
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This document describes the 'security properties' of the IPsec architecture and protocols, including ESP, AH, and IKE. By documenting these properties, we aim to provide a guide for users who wish to understand the abilities and limitations of the IPsec protocol suite. We also hope to provide motivation for future work in this area.


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