Security Policy Specification Language

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (ipsec WG)
Authors Charles Lynn  , John Zao  , Matt Condell 
Last updated 1999-06-29
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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This document describes the Security Policy Specification Language (SPSL), a language designed to express security policies, security domains, and the entities that manage the policies and domains. The syntax and semantics of the language are presented here. SPSL currently supports policies for packet filtering, IP Security (IPSec), and ISAKMP exchanges, however, it may easily be extended to express other types of policies.


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