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Using compression in the Internet Key Exchange Protocol Version 2 (IKEv2)

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Author Valery Smyslov
Last updated 2022-02-26 (Latest revision 2021-08-25)
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This document describes a method for reducing the size of the IKEv2 messages by using lossless compression. Making IKEv2 messages smaller is desirable for low power consumption battery powered devices. It also helps to avoid IP fragmentation of IKEv2 messages. This document describes how compression is negotiated maintaining backward compatibility and how it is used in IKEv2.


Valery Smyslov

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