Minimal ESP
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Light-Weight Implementation Guidance (lwig)              D. Migault, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                                  Ericsson
Intended status: Informational                               T. Guggemos
Expires: September 14, 2017                                   LMU Munich
                                                          March 13, 2017

                              Minimal ESP
                   draft-mglt-lwig-minimal-esp-04.txt

Abstract

   This document describes a minimal version of the IP Encapsulation
   Security Payload (ESP) described in RFC 4303 which is part of the
   IPsec suite.

   ESP is used to provide confidentiality, data origin authentication,
   connectionless integrity, an anti-replay service (a form of partial
   sequence integrity), and limited traffic flow confidentiality.

   This document does not update or modify RFC 4303, but provides a
   compact description of how to implement the minimal version of the
   protocol.  If this document and RFC 4303 conflicts then RFC 4303 is
   the authoritative description.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Requirements notation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   3.  Security Parameter Index (SPI) (32 bit) . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Sequence Number(SN) (32 bit)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  Padding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   6.  Next Header (8 bit) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   7.  ICV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   8.  Cryptographic Suites  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   9.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   10. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   11. Acknowledgment  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   12. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     12.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     12.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   Appendix A.  Document Change Log  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10

1.  Requirements notation

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

2.  Introduction

   ESP [RFC4303]  is part of the IPsec suite protocol [RFC4301] .  It is
   used to provide confidentiality, data origin authentication,
   connectionless integrity, an anti-replay service (a form of partial
   sequence integrity) and limited traffic flow confidentiality.

   Figure 1 describes an ESP Packet.  Currently ESP is implemented in
   the kernel of major multi purpose Operating Systems (OS).  The ESP
   and IPsec stack implemented is usually complete to fit multiple
   purpose usage of these OS.  Completeness of the IPsec stack as well
   as multi purpose of these OS is often performed at the expense of
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