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A Survey of Transport Security Protocols

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Tommy Pauly , Colin Perkins , Kyle Rose , Christopher A. Wood
Last updated 2018-09-06 (Latest revision 2018-03-05)
Replaced by draft-ietf-taps-transport-security
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This document provides a survey of commonly used or notable network security protocols, with a focus on how they interact and integrate with applications and transport protocols. Its goal is to supplement efforts to define and catalog transport services [RFC8095] by describing the interfaces required to add security protocols. It examines Transport Layer Security (TLS), Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS), Quick UDP Internet Connections with TLS (QUIC + TLS), MinimalT, CurveCP, tcpcrypt, Internet Key Exchange with Encapsulating Security Protocol (IKEv2 + ESP), SRTP (with DTLS), and WireGuard. This survey is not limited to protocols developed within the scope or context of the IETF.


Tommy Pauly
Colin Perkins
Kyle Rose
Christopher A. Wood

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