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Considerations for Adjustments of Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP) Trailer

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Authors Wei Pan , Chenyuan Fang
Last updated 2024-04-25 (Latest revision 2023-10-23)
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Implementing IPsec in hardware is a way to improve the forwarding performance of IPsec. However, the current IPsec ESP packet design, i.e., the position of ESP trailer, imposes a new overhead challenge for implementing IPsec in hardware. This document explains how this overhead challenge occurs and proposes the possible solutions.


Wei Pan
Chenyuan Fang

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