A Bound End-to-End Tunnel (BEET) mode for ESP

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Authors Pekka Nikander  , Jan Melen 
Last updated 2008-08-05
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This document specifies a new mode, called Bound End-to-End Tunnel (BEET) mode, for IPsec ESP. The new mode augments the existing ESP tunnel and transport modes. For end-to-end tunnels, the new mode provides limited tunnel mode semantics without the regular tunnel mode overhead. The mode is intended to support new uses of ESP, including mobility and multi-address multi-homing.


Pekka Nikander (Pekka.Nikander@nomadiclab.com)
Jan Melen (jan.melen@nomadiclab.com)

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