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Unicast Router Key Management Protocol (RKMP)

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Authors Dacheng Zhang , Sam Hartman
Last updated 2011-07-04
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When running routing protocols such as BGP or RSVP-TE, two routers need to exchange routing messages in a unicast (one-to-one) fashion. In order to authenticate these messages using symmetric cryptography, a secret key needs to be established. This document defines a Router Key Management Protocol (RKMP) for establishing and managing such keys for routing protocols.


Dacheng Zhang
Sam Hartman

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