Automated key selection extension for the TCP Enhanced Authentication Option

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Authors Brian Weis  , Chandrashekhar Appanna  , David McGrew  , Anantha Ramaiah 
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This memo describes an automated key selection extension for the TCP [RFC0793] authentication option [I-D.bonica-tcp-auth]. This key selection extension allows two TCP endpoints to authenticate TCP segments using a Message Authentication Code (MAC) key chosen dynamically by an endpoint, rather than using a pre-configured MAC key.


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