MESP: A Multicast Framework for the IPsec ESP

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (msec WG)
Authors Mark Baugher  , Ran Canetti 
Last updated 2015-10-14 (latest revision 2003-03-21)
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status Proposed Standard
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Multicast ESP (MESP) is a framework for multicast data-origin authentication using the IPsec Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP) protocol. The MESP framework combines group-secrecy, group- authentication, and source-authentication transforms in an ESP packet. MESP uses a message authentication code for group authentication to protect a digital signature, TESLA timed MAC, or other multicast source-authentication transform.


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