GKDP: Group Key Distribution Protocol

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (msec WG)
Author Lakshminath Dondeti 
Last updated 2007-02-20 (latest revision 2006-03-09)
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This document specifies a group key distribution protocol (GKDP) based on IKEv2, the IPsec key management protocol; the new protocol is similar to IKEv2 in message and payload formats, and message semantics to a large extent. The protocol in conformance with MSEC key management architecture contains two components: member registration and group rekeying, and downloads a group security association from the GCKS to a member. This protocol is independent of IKEv2 except in its likeness.


Lakshminath Dondeti (ldondeti@qualcomm.com)

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