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Threat Models introduced by Mobile IPv6 and Requirements for Security in Mobile IPv6

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (mobileip WG)
Expired & archived
Author Pekka Nikander
Last updated 2001-11-06
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state WG Document
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IESG IESG state Expired
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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The IESG returned the Mobile IPv6 (MIPv6) draft to the working group due to concerns about the security and scalability of binding updates (BUs) sent to correspondent nodes and the associated IPsec processing that is specified in the draft. Since that time discussions have continued to attempt to define what is really needed to make binding updates secure while taking into consideration the aspect of scalability as well as the fact that IPsec may not be the most suitable security mechanism for securing BUs between MNs and CNs.


Pekka Nikander

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