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draft-ietf-ipsec-spp-00.txt                         M.N. Condell, BBN
Expires January, 2000                                    July 1, 1999

                       Security Policy Protocol

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Abstract

This document describes a protocol for discovering, accessing and
processing security policy information of hosts, subnets or networks
of a security domain. The Security Policy Protocol defines how the
policy information is exchanged, processed, and protected by clients
and servers.  The protocol is extensible and flexible. It allows the
exchange of complex policy objects between clients and servers.

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Table of Contents

1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
    1.1 Definitions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
    1.2 Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

2.  Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

3.  SPP Message. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
    3.1 SPP Message Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
    3.2 SPP Payloads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
      3.2.1 Query Payload. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
      3.2.2 Record Payload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
      3.2.3 Signature Payload. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
    3.3 SPP Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
      3.3.1 Query Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
      3.3.2 Reply Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
      3.3.3 Policy Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
      3.3.4 Policy Acknowledgment Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
      3.3.5 Transfer Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
      3.3.6 KeepAlive Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

4.  Policy Queries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
    4.1 Security Gateway Query . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
    4.2 COMSEC Query . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
    4.3 Certificate Query. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

5.  Policy Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
    5.1 Security Gateway Record. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
    5.2 COMSEC Record. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
    5.3 Security Association Record. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
    5.4 Policy Server Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
    5.5 Certificate Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

6.  Transfer Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

7.  Policy Attribute Encoding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

8.  SPP Message Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
    8.1 General Message Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
    8.2 Query Message Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
    8.3 Reply Message Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
    8.4 Policy Message Processing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
    8.5 Policy Acknowledgment Message Processing . . . . . . . . . 37
    8.6 Transfer Message Processing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
    8.7 KeepAlive Message Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

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9.  IANA Considerations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
    9.1 Message Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
    9.2 Message Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
    9.3 Identity Type. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
    9.4 Payload Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
    9.5 Query Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
    9.6 Record Type. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
    9.7 Signature Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
    9.8 Certificate Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
    9.9 Certificate Identity Type. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
    9.10 Attribute Data Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
    9.11 User Name Type. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
    9.12 System Name Type. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
    9.13 IPsec Action Attribute. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
    9.14 IKE Action Attribute. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

10. Security Considerations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Acknowledgments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Appendix A. DATA_TYPE Definitions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Appendix B. An SPP Example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Disclaimer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

Author Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

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1. Introduction

The IPSec protocols [Kent98] provide a mechanism for securing
communications at the IP layer and IKE [Harkins98] can be used to
provide keys for IPSec.  Currently practice with these protocols
maintains an assumption that communicating hosts have some a-priori
knowledge of which communications with particular newtwork entities
must be secured.  While this assumption is valid in some environments
(e.g.  some VPN environments), it does not support more general IPSec
senarios in a scalable manner.

In order to allow IPSec to scale in general cases, it is necessary
to be able to identify which entities involved in a communication
will require IPSec to protect the communication and what their
policies are regarding it.

The Security Policy Protocol (SPP) defines how the policy information
is exchanged, processed, and protected by clients and servers. The
protocol also defines what policy information is exchanged and the
format used to encode the information.  The protocol specifies six
different message types used to exchange policy information. An SPP
message contains a message header section followed by zero or more SPP
payloads, depending on the message type.

SPP is part of the Security Policy System architecture [SPS].  This
document uses terms and references functionality described in [SPS].

The remainder of this section defines terms and concepts that will
be used throughout this document.  Section 2 provides and overview
of the protocol.  The remainder of the document describes the
encoding of the protocol and how SPP messages are processed.

1.1  Definitions

The following terms are used throughout this document, in addition
to the terms defined in section [***] of [SPS].

Authoritative

    Host A is authoritative over host B if host A has the right to
    represent policy for host B.  Host A may assert its relationship
    to host B using policy server records (section 5.4), but MUST be
    able to cryptographically prove the assertion.

Transitively Authoritative

    A host is transitively authoritative over another host, A, if it
    is either authoritative over host A or authoritative over a host,
    B, which is trasitively athoritative over host A.  For example,
    if host X is authoritative for host Y and host Y is authoritative
    for host Z, then host X is transitively authoritative for host Z.

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Chain of Trust

    A chain of trust is a set of cryptographically-proven authoritative
    assertions that prove that a policy server is transitively
    authoritative over the source or destination of a communication.
    The chain of trust is used to prove that a policy server has
    a right to be involved in an SPP exchange.  See section 10 for
    more about the chain of trust.

Keywords "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT" and
"MAY" that appear in this document are to be interpreted as described
in [Bra97].

1.2  Policies

Defining and storing policies are beyond the scope if this document.
However, this section describes SPP's policy requirements and a
brief high-level look at its representation.

Policy Representation

SPP provides both the comsec record (section 5.2) and the Security
Association (SA rec) record (section 5.3) to describe policies.  The
comsec record defines the selectors that describe a communication
along with a permit or deny action.  The SA rec defines the actions,
specifically the IPSec and IKE security associations, necessary for
the communication to proceed.  A policy transferred by SPP, therefore,
MUST consist of one comsec record to describe the selectors of the
communication and zero or more SA recs which describe the security
associations that are required to complete the communication.

Decorrelation

Policies exchanged using SPP MUST be decorrelated as described in
[SPS].  Two policies are decorrelated if there exists at least one
selector in both policies for which their values do not intersect.
Decorrelation is necessary to permit policy servers to properly
cache policies.

2. Overview

This section provides an overview of the SPP operation.  A more
detailed and complex example of SPP operation is available in appendix
B.  This overview assumes the policy servers have been loaded with
policies for their security domains and the policy has been
appropriately decorrelated (as specified in [SPS]).


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          Security                          Security
          Domain Foo                        Domain Foo

          +----------+                      +----------+
          |  Policy  |                      |  Policy  |
          | Server A |                      | Server B |
          +----------+                      +----------+
               ^  ^                             ^  ^
+---------+ Q1 |  | Q2    /\            /\   Q2 |  | Q3 +----------+
|   Host  | R1 |  | R2   /  \  Q2/R2   /  \  R2 |  | R3 |   Host   |
|    A    |<---   -----><SGA ><------><SGB ><---   ---->|     B    |
+---------+              \  /          \  /             +----------+
                          \/            \/

               Figure 1:  Overview of SPP operation

Host A, wanting to communicate with Host B, invokes its policy client.
Host A's client sends a Query (Q1) to its configured local policy
server, Policy Server A. Policy Server A looks in its cache for a
policy record that matches the query. If it doesn't find one, it sends
a Query (Q2) containing the same policy request information to Host B.
Q2 is sent to Host B since Policy Server A may not know about the
existence of SGB or Policy Server B. This message includes a signature
that validates the authenticity and integrity of the query's content.

(Q2) is intercepted by SGB. SGB forwards the message (Q2) to Policy
Server B. Policy server B verifies that it can accept queries from
Policy Server A and validates the signature in Q2. It searches its
database for the appropriate policy information after verifying that
it is authoritative over Policy Client B.

Policy Server B merges its local policy with the policy information in
(Q2) and it sends a Reply (R2) to Policy Server A. The reply includes
the original query information and all policy information needed to
allow Policy Client A to establish a secure communication with Host
B. Policy Server B also attaches additional information to the reply
asserting its authority over Host B.

When Policy Server A receives the reply (R2) from Policy Server A, it
validates the signature in R2 and cryptographically verifies that
Policy Server B is authoritative over Host B.  It then merges is local
policy with the policy information in (R2) and sends a Reply (R1) to
Host A.  Policy Server A caches the merged policy to use when
answering future queries.  Host A may then use this information to
establish necessary security associations with Host B.

If, however, Policy Server B is not authoritative over Host B, it
would query Host B for its policy with respect to this particular
communication. Policy Server B would generate a third query (Q3). Host
B would respond with its policy in (R3). Policy Server B merges its
policy for this communication and the policy in (R3) before replying
to Policy Server A.  Policy Server A processes the reply as it did
above.

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SPP accommodates topology changes, hence policy changes, rather easily
without the scalability constraints imposed by static reconfiguration
of each client. The protocol is extensible and flexible It allows the
exchange of complex policy objects between clients and servers.

3. SPP Message

The SPP header is present in every message. It contains fields
identifying the message, the type of message, the status of the
message, the number of queries and/or record payloads, and the host
requesting policy information. The header also includes a timestamp
field that provides anti-replay protection. Following the header there
might be zero or more SPP payloads. Currently, there are three payload
types defined in SPP: Query, Record, and Signature payloads. See
section 3.2 for encoding details.

SPP has six distinct message types. Query messages contain a specific
request for policy information. Reply messages include policy records
that answer specific policy queries. Policy messages include policy
information and are utilized for up/downloading security policies to
and from a policy server. Policy Acknowledgment messages are utilized
to acknowledge corresponding Policy messages but do not themselves
contain policy information. Transfer messages, which include policy
information, are utilized by policy servers to exchange bulk policy
information between servers. Finally, policy servers use keep alive
messages to inform security gateways and/or other monitoring devices
of the status of the server.

SPP messages MUST be authenticated either using IPSec [Kent98] or
another security mechanism. SPP provides a basic security mechanism
that can be used to provide authentication and integrity to its
messages when other security mechanisms are not in use.  The SPP
authentication is especially useful when traversing heterogenous
domains and the identity of the policy server authoritative for the
destination is unknown. These services are provided using digital
signatures.

SPP caries signatures in the signature payload. The signature is
calculated over the entire SPP message. When this service is used, the
entity (host, policy server, or security gateway) verifying the
signature must have access to the public key that corresponds to the
private key used to sign the SPP message.

Certificate fetching is out of the scope of SPP.  However, SPP
provides a simple certificate fetching mechanism for entities that
elect to use it as an alternative to other mechanisms. SPP suports
several Public Key certificates formats.

SPP is modular and extensible (See section 9. for IANA
considerations). New policy queries and records can be defined and
incorporated easily. This document defines a minimum set of queries
and policy records required in a policy-based security management
system.

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3.1 SPP Message Format

An SPP message follows the format depicted in figure 2. It is
comprised of a header and zero or more SPP payloads. This section
defines the encoding for the SPP header. Sections 3.2 and 3.3 cover
the encoding for the SPP payload and message types, respectively.

 0                   1                   2                   3
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ -----
|                           MESSAGE ID                          |   |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+   |
|     MTYPE     |     MCODE     |    QCOUNT     |     RCOUNT    |   |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+   |
| IDENTITY TYPE |R|D|C|I|T| RSVD|           RESERVED            |   |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+   |
|                                                               |  SPP
+                           TIMESTAMP                           + Header
|                                                               |   |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+   |
|                                                               |   |
~                         SENDER IDENTITY                       ~   |
|                                                               |   |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ -----
|                                                               |  SPP
+                          SPP PAYLOADS...                      |Payloads
|
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+           -----

                 Figure 2: Format of an SPP Message

The SPP header includes the following fields:

MESSAGE ID
         A 4 octet field used to match messages and their responses
         (e.g. queries to replies and policy to policy acknowledgement
         messages). This value starts at "zero" and MUST be incremented
         by (1) with every new message.

MTYPE
         A 1-octet field indicating the SPP message type.
         The currently defined values are:

            Message Type             Value

            Value Not Assigned         0
            SPP-QUERY                  1
            SPP-REPLY                  2
            SPP-POL                    3
            SPP-POL_ACK                4
            SPP-XFR                    5
            SPP-KEEP_ALIVE             6

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        values 7-250 are reserved to IANA. Values 251-255 are for
        private use among mutually consenting parties.

MCODE
        A 1-octet field providing information about this message.
        All MTYPEs share a common MCODE space, although each message
        type may not use all the defined message codes. See section
        3.3 for the codes applicable to each message type.

          Action                                   Code
          Type                                     Field

          Value Not Assigned                         0
          message accepted                           1
          denied, administratively prohibited        2
          denied, timestamp failed                   3
          denied, failed signature                   4
          denied, insufficient resources             5
          denied, malformed message                  6
          denied, unspecified                        7
          partially available                        8
          unavailable                                9
          communication prohibited                  10
          partially available, server unreachable   11

        values 12-250 are reserved to IANA. Values 251-255 are for
        private use among mutually consenting parties.

QCOUNT
        A 1 octet field indicating the number of Query payloads included
        in the message.

RCOUNT
        A 1 octet field indicating the number of Record payloads
        included in the message.

IDENTITY TYPE
        This 1 octet field indicates the type of indentity found in
        the Sender Identity field. Valid values are:

           Identity Type           Value

           Value Not Assigned        0
           IPV4_ADDR                 1
           IPV6_ADDR                 2
           Host DNS Name             3

        values 4-250 are reserved to IANA. Values 251-255 are for
        private use among mutually consenting parties.

R
        Raw policy flag.  When this flag is set, policy servers
        MUST not resolve the policies that they return.

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D
        Domain flag.  Only resolve the policies as far as the last
        policy server that is transitively authoritative over the
        host requesting the policy resolution.

C
        Dont cache flag.  Don't cache the policies generated by the
        query.

I
        Ignore cache flag.  Ignore any cached policies when processing
        the query.

T
        No chain-of-trust.  A client indicates to its server that it
        does not need chain-of-trust information.  Policy Servers
        MUST NOT set this flag.  Only Policy Clients have the option
        to set it.

RSVD
        A 4 bit field reserved for future use.
        Set value to all zeros (0).

RESERVED
        A 2 octet field used for field 32-bit boundary alignment and
        reserved for future use. Set value to all zeros (0).

TIMESTAMP
        This 8-octet field contains a timestamp used to provide
        limited protection against replay attacks.  The timestamp
        is formatted as specified by the Network Time Protocol
        [RFC1305].

SENDER IDENTITY
        A variable length field containing the identity of the sender
        (host, security gateway, or policy server) of the SPP
        message. The IDENTITY_TYPE field indicates the format of the
        content in this field:

           Identity Type           Sender Identity

           IPV4_ADDR               An IPv4 Address
           IPV6_ADDR               An IPv6 Address
           Host DNS Name           A DNS name encoded as described
                                   in [rfc1035]

        This field does not allow IP address ranges or wildcards.
        If this field is not aligned at the 4 octet boundary, the
        field MUST be padded on the right with (00)hex to align on
        the next 32-bit boundary.

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3.2 SPP Payloads

3.2.1 Query Payload

The Query payload contains fields to express a particular request for
policy information. Hosts, security gateways, or policy servers can
generate and transmit Query payloads in SPP messages to policy
servers. Figure 3 shows the format of the Query payload.

 0                   1                   2                   3
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|    PCL        |      PID      |            RESERVED           |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|             TYPE              |            LENGTH             |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|        QUERY Data ...
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

               Figure 3:  Format of Query Payload

The Query Payload fields are defined as follows:

PCL
        A 1 octet field indicating the payload class.  Query payloads
        MUST contain (1) in the PCL field.

PID
        A 1 octet field containing the ID number that identifies a
        particular Query payload within an SPP message. Since one
        SPP message can contain multiple Query payloads, each one
        MUST be uniquely identified. This number MUST be unique
        among the Query payloads within an SPP message.

RESERVED

        A 2 octet field reserved for future use. Set value to all
        zeros (0).

TYPE
        A 2 octet field that specifies the type of query contained in
        the QUERY Data fields. The currently defined queries are:

           Query Payload Type              Value

           Value Not Assigned                0
           Security Gateway Query            1
           Communication Security Query      2
           Certificate Query                 3

        values 4-65000 are reserved to IANA. Values 65001-65535 are for
        private use among mutually consenting parties.

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LENGTH
        A 2 octet field indicating the length in octets of the query
        data field.

QUERY Data

        A variable length field containing a single policy query. See
        section 7 for encoding format.

3.2.2 Record Payload

The Record payload contains fields that assert policy information.
Hosts, security gateways, or policy servers can generate and transmit
Record payloads in SPP messages. Figure 4 shows the format of the
Record payload.

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 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|    PCL        |      PID      |            RESERVED           |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|             TYPE              |            LENGTH             |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|        RECORD Data ...
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

             Figure 4:  Format of Record Payload

The Record Payload fields are defined as follows:

PCL
        A 1 octet field indicating the payload class. Record payloads
        MUST contain (2) in the PCL field.

PID
        This field is used to match queries to Record payloads.  If
        the record is a reply to a query, then the value for this
        field MUST match the correspondent Query payload PID.  If it
        is not a reply to a query, the value SHOULD be set to zero.

RESERVED

        A 2 octet field reserved for future use. Set value to all
        zeros (0).

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TYPE
        A 2 octet field that specifies the type of Record. The
        currently defined records are:

           Record Type                     Value

           Value Not Assigned                 0
           Security Gateway Record            1
           Communication Security Record      2
           Security Association Record        3
           Certificate Record                 4
           Policy Server Record               5
           Transfer Record                    6

        values 7-65000 are reserved to IANA. Values 65001-65535 are for
        private use among mutually consenting parties.

LENGTH
        A 2 octet field indicating the length in octets of the RECORD
        data field.

RECORD Data

        A variable length field containing a single policy record. See
        section 8 for encoding format.

3.2.3 Signature Payload

The Signature Payload contains data generated by the digital signature
function (selected by the originator), over the entire SPP message,
except for part of the Signature payload. This payload is used to
verify the integrity of the data in the SPP message.  Figure 5 shows
the format of the Signature payload.

 0                   1                   2                   3
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|      PCL      |     TYPE      |            LENGTH             |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|        SIGNATURE Data ...
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-

              Figure 5:  Signature Payload Format

The Signature payload fields are defined as follows:

PCL
        A 1 octet field indicating the payload class. Signature payloads
        MUST contain (3) in the PCL field.

TYPE
        A 1 octet field that specifies the signature algorithm
        employed. The currently defined signature types are:

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           Algorithm Type        Value

           Value Not Assigned      0
           RSA                     1
           DSA                     2

        values 3-250 are reserved to IANA. Values 251-255 are for
        private use among mutually consenting parties.

LENGTH
        A 2 octet field indicating the length in octets of the
        SIGNATURE Data field.

SIGNATURE Data

        A variable length field that contains the results from
        applying the digital signature function to the entire
        SPP message (including the PCL, TYPE, and LENGTH fields
        of the Signature payload), except for the Signature Data
        field of the Signature payload.

3.3 SPP Messages

3.3.1 Query Message

An SPP-QUERY message is comprised of an SPP header, one or more Query
payloads, zero or more Record payloads, and a Signature payload, if
one is required. Query messages MUST always contain a Query
payload. Record payloads may optionally be included to pass policy
information along with the query. If the Signature payload is employed
it MUST be the last payload in the message. The Query message MTYPE
value is (1). The MCODE field must be set to zero (0).

3.3.2 Reply Message

An SPP-REPLY message is comprised of an SPP header, one or more Query
payloads, zero or more Record payloads which answer the corresponding
Query payload, and a Signature payload, if one is required. Reply
messages MUST contain a Query payload.  Reply messages MUST include a
Record payload unless the reply contains an MCODE of values 2-8. If
the Signature payload is employed it MUST be the last payload in the
message. The MTYPE value for a Reply message is (2). The following
MCODE values may be used for Reply messages:

          Action                                   Code
          Type                                     Field

          Value Not Assigned                         0
          message accepted                           1
          denied, administratively prohibited        2
          denied, timestamp failed                   3
          denied, failed signature                   4
          denied, insufficient resources             5
          denied, malformed message                  6

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          denied, unspecified                        7
          partially available                        8
          unavailable                                9
          communication prohibited                  10
          partially available, server unreachable   11

3.3.3 Policy Message

An SPP-POL message is comprised of an SPP header, one or more Record
payloads, and a Signature payload, if one is required. Policy messages
MUST NOT include Query payloads. If the Signature payload is employed
it MUST be the last payload in the message. The MTYPE value for a
Policy message is (3). The MCODE field must be set to zero (0).

3.3.4 Policy Acknowledgement Message

An SPP-POL_ACK message is comprised of an SPP header and a Signature
payload, if one is required. These messages MUST NOT contain Query or
Record payloads. The status of the associated Policy message is
expressed within the MCODE field. If the Signature payload is employed
it MUST be the only payload in the message. The MTYPE value for a
Policy Acknowledgement message is (4). The following MCODE values may
be used for Policy Acknowledgement messages:

          Action                                   Code
          Type                                     Field

          Value Not Assigned                         0
          message accepted                           1
          denied, administratively prohibited        2
          denied, timestamp failed                   3
          denied, failed signature                   4
          denied, insufficient resources             5
          denied, malformed message                  6
          denied, unspecified                        7

3.3.5 Transfer Message

An SPP-XFR message is comprised of an SPP header, one or more Record
payloads, and a Signature payload, if one is required. Transfer
messages MUST NOT include Query payloads. If the Signature payload is
employed it MUST be the last payload in the message. The MTYPE value
for a Transfer message is (5). The MCODE field must be set to zero
(0).

3.3.6 KeepAlive Message

An SPP-KEEP_ALIVE message is comprised of an SPP header and a
Signature payload, if one is required. These messages MUST NOT contain
Query or Record payloads. If the Signature payload is employed it MUST
be the only payload in the message. The MTYPE value for a KeepAlive
message is (6). The MCODE field must be set to zero (0).

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4. Policy Queries

4.1 Security Gateway Query

This basic query provides a dynamic mechanism to determine which
relevant security gateways, both primary and backup, are in the path
to a particular destination address. Since the answer to a request for
information could depend on the identity of the requestor, the host
address of the source of the intended communicaton is included in the
query. Figure 6 shows the format of the Security Gateway Query.

 0                   1                   2                   3
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                                                               |
~                    SOURCE ADDRESS DATA                        ~
|                                                               |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                                                               |
~                  DESTINATION ADDRESS DATA                     ~
|                                                               |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

             Figure 6:  Security Gateway Query Format

The Security Gateway Query fields are defined as follows:

SOURCE ADDRESS DATA

        This variable length field contains a single IP address
        (unicast) either in IPv4 or IPv6 format. The encoding
        format is specified in section 7. The acceptable DATA_TYPE
        values are 3 and 9.

DESTINATION ADDRESS DATA

        This variable length field contains a single IP address
        (unicast) either in IPv4 or IPv6 format. The encoding
        format is specified in section 7. The acceptable DATA_TYPE
        values are 6 and 12.

4.2 COMSEC Query

The Communication Security Query (or COMSEC query) provides a dynamic
mechanism for a host or security gateway to inquire if a communication
having a particular set of characteristics is allowed. The
communication is described in terms of source and destination
addresses, protocols, source port, destination port, and other
parameters as defined in section 7. These parameters are known as
selectors in the IPSec context and are primarily the contents of the
IP, TCP, and UDP headers. Figure 7 shows the format of the COMSEC
Query.

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 0                   1                   2                   3
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                                                               |
~                    SOURCE ADDRESS DATA                        ~
|                                                               |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                                                               |
~                  DESTINATION ADDRESS DATA                     ~
|                                                               |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                      SELECTOR DATA ...
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

                   Figure 7:  COMSEC Query Format

The COMSEC Query fields are defined as follows:

SOURCE ADDRESS DATA

        This variable length field contains a single IP address
        (unicast) either in IPv4 or IPv6 format. The encoding
        format is specified in section 7. The acceptable DATA_TYPE
        values are 3 and 9.

DESTINATION ADDRESS DATA

        This variable length field contains a single IP address
        (unicast) either in IPv4 or IPv6 format. The encoding
        format is specified in section 7. The acceptable DATA_TYPE
        values are 6 and 12.

SELECTOR DATA

        This includes one or more fields following the encoding format
        specified in section 7. The acceptable DATA_TYPE values are
        15-29, inclusive.

4.3 CERT Query

Mechanisms to dispatch and fetch public-key certificates are not part
of SPP. However, in the absence of external request/dispatch
mechanisms, SPP provides for a certificate request query that allows a
host, security gateway, or server to solicit a certificate. Figure 8
shows the format of the CERT Query.

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 0                   1                   2                   3
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|  CERT_TYPE    | IDENTITY_TYPE | AUTHORITY_TYPE|   RESERVED    |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                                                               |
~                         IDENTITY                              ~
|                                                               |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                                                               |
~                    CERTIFICATE AUTHORITY                      ~
|                                                               |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

              Figure 8:  Certificate Query Format

The Certificate query fields are defined as follows:

CERT_TYPE

        A 1 octet field that contains an encoding of the type of
        certificate requested.  Acceptable values are listed below:

        Certificate Type                     Value

        Value Not Assigned                     0
        PKCS #7 wrapped X.509 certificate      1
        PGP Certificate                        2
        DNS Signed Key                         3
        X.509 Certificate - Signature          4
        X.509 Certificate - Key Exchange       5
        Kerberos Tokens                        6
        SPKI Certificate                       7

        values 8-250 are reserved to IANA. Values 251-255 are for
        private use among mutually consenting parties.

IDENTITY_TYPE

        This 1 octet field indicates the type of indentity found in
        the Identity field. Valid values are listed below:

        Value       Identity Type

         0          Value Not Assigned
         1          IPV4_ADDR
         2          IPV6_ADDR
         3          DNS Name
         4          X.500 Distinguished Name

        values 5-250 are reserved to IANA. Values 251-255 are for
        private use among mutually consenting parties.

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AUTHORITY_TYPE

        This 1 octet field indicates the type of authority found in
        the Certificate Authority field. Valid values are the same as
        IDENTITY_TYPE.

IDENTITY

        This variable length field contains the identity of the
        principal by which the certificate should be located.  The
        value MUST be of the type stated in IDENTITY_TYPE.

CERTIFICATE AUTHORITY

        A variable length field containing an encoding of an
        acceptable certificate authority for the type of certificate
        requested.  The value MUST be of the type stated in
        AUTHORITY_TYPE.

5. Policy Records

5.1 Security Gateway Record

This record contains information that indicates the IP addresses of
the interfaces for the the primary and secondary security gateways
protecting a host or group of hosts.  The record contains the primary
and secondary gateways at one point in the communication path between
the source and destination addresses listed in the Security Gateway
query.  If the IP datagram must traverse multiple gateways, a Security
Gateway Record must be included for each gateway.  The list of
secondary security gateways is optional. Figure 9 shows the format of
the Security Gateway Record.

 0                   1                   2                   3
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                         CACHE-EXPIRY                          |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|           FLAGS               |           RESERVED            |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                                                               |
~                       PRIMARY SG ADDRESS                      ~
|                                                               |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                     SECONDARY SG ADDRESSES
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

        Figure 9:  Security Gateway Record Format

The Security Gateway Record fields are defined as follows:

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CACHE-EXPIRY

        A 4 octet field indicating the maximum amount of time,
        in seconds, this policy record MAY be cached.

FLAGS

        A 2 octet field indicating different options to aid in
        interpreting the security gateway data. If not in use, set
        value to all zeros (00)hex.  Currently, no flag values are
        defined so this field MUST be set to (00)hex.

RESERVED

        A 2 octet field reserved for future use.
        Set value to all zeros (0).

PRIMARY SG ADDRESS

        A variable length field containing the IP address of the primary
        security gateway for protecting a particular host. This
        variable length field contains a single unicast IP
        address. The encoding format is specified in section 7.
        The acceptable DATA_TYPE values are 1 and 2.

SECONDARY SG ADDRESSES

        This variable length field contains the IP addresses of one or
        more secondary security gateways protecting a particular host.
        This field may contain a list of single unicast IP addresses.
        The encoding format is specified in section 7. The acceptable
        DATA_TYPE values are 1 and 2.

5.2 COMSEC Record

The COMSEC record indicates if a communication having a particular set
of characteristics is allowed or not. The communication is described
in terms of source and destination addresses, protocols, source ports,
destination ports, and other attributes defined in section 7. Figure
10 shows the format of the COMSEC Record.

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 0                   1                   2                   3
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                          CACHE-EXPIRY                         |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|            FLAGS              |          RESERVED             |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                                                               |
~                    SOURCE ADDRESS DATA                        ~
|                                                               |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                                                               |
~                  DESTINATION ADDRESS DATA                     ~
|                                                               |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                  SELECTOR DATA ...
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

                   Figure 10:  COMSEC Record Format

The COMSEC Record fields are defined as follows:

CACHE-EXPIRY

        A 4 octet field indicating the maximum amount of time,
        in seconds, this policy record MAY be cached.

FLAGS

        A 2 octet field indicating different options to aid in
        interpreting the selector data. If not in use, set
        value to all zeros (0).  Currently, no flag values are
        defined so this field MUST be set to zero (0).

RESERVED

        A 2 octet field reserved for future use.
        Set value to all zeros (0).

SOURCE ADDRESS DATA

        This variable length field contains a single IP
        address (unicast, anycast, broadcast (IPv4 only), or multicast
        group), range of addresses (low and high values, inclusive),
        address + mask, or a wildcard address. The encoding format is
        specified in section 7. The acceptable DATA_TYPE values are
        3-5 and 9-11, inclusive.

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DESTINATION ADDRESS DATA

        This variable length field contains a single IP
        address (unicast, anycast, broadcast (IPv4 only), or multicast
        group), range of addresses (low and high values, inclusive),
        address + mask, or a wildcard address. The encoding format is
        specified in section 7. The acceptable DATA_TYPE values are
        6-8 and 12-14, inclusive.

SELECTOR DATA

        This includes one or more fields following the encoding format
        specified in section 7. The acceptable DATA_TYPE values are
        15-29, inclusive.

5.3 Security Association Record

Security Association Records contain selectors and security
association attributes (APPLIERS) that characterize a particular
Security Association between the source and destination addresses
listed in the record. This record contains data types as defined in
the section 7.  Figure 11 shows the format of the SA Record.

 0                   1                   2                   3
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                         CACHE-EXPIRY                          |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|            FLAGS              |          RESERVED             |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                                                               |
~                    SOURCE ADDRESS DATA                        ~
|                                                               |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                                                               |
~                  DESTINATION ADDRESS DATA                     ~
|                                                               |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                  SELECTOR DATA AND APPLIERS...
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

                   Figure 11:  SA Record Format

The SA record fields are defined as follows:

CACHE-EXPIRY

        A 4 octet field indicating the maximum amount of time,
        in seconds, this policy record MAY be cached.

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FLAGS

        A 2 octet field indicating different options to aid in
        interpreting the selector data. If not in use, set
        value to all zeros (0).  Currently, no flag values are
        defined so this field MUST be set to zero(0).

RESERVED

        A 2 octet field reserved for future use.
        Set value to all zeros (0).

SOURCE ADDRESS DATA

        This variable length field contains a single IP
        address (unicast, anycast, broadcast (IPv4 only), or multicast
        group), range of addresses (low and high values, inclusive),
        address + mask, or a wildcard address. The encoding format is
        specified in section 7. The acceptable DATA_TYPE values are
        3-5 and 9-11, inclusive.

DESTINATION ADDRESS DATA

        This variable length field contains a single IP
        address (unicast, anycast, broadcast (IPv4 only), or multicast
        group), range of addresses (low and high values, inclusive),
        address + mask, or a wildcard address. The encoding format is
        specified in section 7. The acceptable DATA_TYPE values are
        6-8 and 12-14, inclusive.

SELECTOR DATA AND APPLIERS

        This includes one or more fields following the encoding format
        specified in section 7. The acceptable DATA_TYPE values are
        15-29 and 50-51, inclusive.

5.4 Policy Server Record

The Policy Server record indicates the host, security gateway, or
policy server for which a particular policy server is
authoritative. It represents an assertion, typically made by a policy
server, with repect to a member of a security domain that the server
represents. The record includes the Identity of the policy server and
the identity of a node (host, security gateway, another server, etc.).
Figure 12 shows the format of the Policy Server Record.

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 0                   1                   2                   3
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                          CACHE-EXPIRY                         |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|            FLAGS              |          RESERVED             |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                                                               |
~                     POLICY SERVER IDENTITY                    ~
|                                                               |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                                                               |
~                        NODE IDENTITY                          ~
|                                                               |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

                   Figure 12:  Policy Server record format

The Policy Server Record fields are defined as follows:

CACHE-EXPIRY

        A 4 octet field indicating the maximum amount of time,
        in seconds, this policy record MAY be cached.

FLAGS

        A 2 octet field indicating different options to aid in
        interpreting the server and node data. If not in use, set
        value to all zeros (0).  Currently, no flag values are
        defined so this field MUST be set to zero (0).

RESERVED

        A 2 octet field reserved for future use.
        Set value to all zeros (0).

POLICY SERVER IDENTITY

        This variable length field contains the identity of the
        policy server. It may contain an IP address (unicast)
        either in IPv4 or IPv6 format. The encoding format is
        specified in section 7. The acceptable DATA_TYPE values
        are 1 and 2.

NODE IDENTITY

        This variable length field contains the identity of a node
        for which the policy server is authoritative. It may contain
        an IP address (unicast) either in IPv4 or IPv6 format. The
        encoding format is specified in section 7. The acceptable
        DATA_TYPE values are 1 and 2.

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5.5 CERT Record

The CERT record contains one public key certificate. This record is
provided in SPP as an alternate mechanism for certificate
dispatching. Figure 13 shows the format of the CERT Record.

 0                   1                   2                   3
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                          CACHE-EXPIRY                         |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|   CERT_TYPE   |                                               |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+                                               |
~                           CERT_DATA                           ~
|                                                               |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

                  Figure 13:  Certificate Record Format

CACHE-EXPIRY

        A 4 octet field indicating the maximum amount of time,
        in seconds, this policy record MAY be cached.

CERT_TYPE

        This 1 octet field indicates the type of certificate or
        certificate-related information contained in the Certificate
        Data field.  The values for this field are described in
        Section 4.3.

CERT_DATA

        This variable length field contains the actual encoding of
        certificate data. The type of certificate is indicated by the
        Certificate Type field.

6. Transfer Records

This record contains the text of the master file that is used to
configure the primary policy server.

 0                   1                   2                   3
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                                                               |
~                      MASTER FILE TEXT                         ~
|                                                               |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

        Figure 14:  Security Gateway Record Format

The Transfer Record field is defined as follows:

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MASTER FILE TEXT

        This variable length field contains the text of the master
        file that is used to configure the policy server.

7. Policy Attribute Encoding

Query and Record payloads include several different selector types and
SA attributes with their associated values. These data are encoded
following a Type/Length/Value (TLV) format to provide flexibility for
representing different kinds of data within a payload. Certain
Data_Types with values of length equal to 2 octets follow the
Type/Value (T/V) format. The first bit of the DATA_TYPE field is used
to distinguished between the two formats. A value of (0) indicates a
TLV format while a value of (1) indicates TV format. This generic
encoding format is depicted in figure 15.

X = 0:

 0                   1                   2                   3
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|X|         DATA_TYPE           |             LENGTH            |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|           DATA_VALUE...
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

X = 1:

 0                   1                   2                   3
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|1|         DATA_TYPE           |           DATA_VALUE          |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

            Figure 15:  Generic Data Attribute Formats

The generic data attribute fields are defined as follows:

X
        This bit indicates if the DATA_TYPE follows the TLV(0) or the
        TV(1) format.

DATA_TYPE

        A 2 octet field indicating the selector type. The currently
        defined values are:

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        DATA                            DATA_TYPE       X

        IPV4_ADDR                       1               0
        IPV6_ADDR                       2               0
        SRC_IPV4_ADDR                   3               0
        SRC_IPV4_ADDR_SUBNET            4               0
        SRC_IPV4_ADDR_RANGE             5               0
        DST_IPV4_ADDR                   6               0
        DST_IPV4_ADDR_SUBNET            7               0
        DST_IPV4_ADDR_RANGE             8               0
        SRC_IPV6_ADDR                   9               0
        SRC_IPV6_ADDR_SUBNET            10              0
        SRC_IPV6_ADDR_RANGE             11              0
        DST_IPV6_ADDR                   12              0
        DST_IPV6_ADDR_SUBNET            13              0
        DST_IPV6_ADDR_RANGE             14              0
        DIRECTION                       15              1
        USER_NAME                       16              0
        SYSTEM_NAME                     17              0
        XPORT_PROTOCOL                  18              0
        SRC_PORT                        19              0
        SRC_PORT_DYNAMIC                20              0
        DST_PORT                        21              0
        DST_PORT_DYNAMIC                22              0
        SEC_LABELS                      23              0
        V6CLASS                         24              1
        V6FLOW                          25              0
        V4TOS                           26              1
        ACTION                          27              1
        SRC_PORT_RANGE                  28              0
        DST_PORT_RANGE                  29              0

        IPSEC_ACTION                    50              0
        ISAKMP_ACTION                   51              0

        values 30-49 and 52-3200 are reserved to IANA. Values
        3200-32767 are for private use among mutually consenting
        parties.

LENGTH

        A 2 octet field indicating the length of the selector value in
        octets, not including any trailing padding added to the
        DATA_VALUE field.  The padding length is implicit.

DATA_VALUE

        A variable length field containing the value of the selector
        specified by DATA_TYPE. If the Selector value is not aligned at
        the 4 octet boundary the field MUST be padded on the right with
        (00)hex to align on the next 32-bit boundary.

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8. SPP Message Processing

SPP messages use UDP or TCP as their transport protocol.  Messages
carried by UDP are restricted to 512 bytes (not counting the IP or UDP
headers).  Fragmentation is allowed for messages containing more than
512 bytes. The SPP-XFR message SHOULD use TCP to transfer the contents
of the SPS Database from a primary to secondary policy server.  SPP
uses UDP and TCP ports 501.

8.1 General Message processing

        For an SPP-Query or SPP-Pol message, the transmitting entity
MUST do the following:

   1.  Set a timer and initialize a retry counter.

   2.  If an SPP-Reply or SPP-Pol_Ack message corresponding to the
       appropriate SPP-Query or SPP-Pol message is received within the
       time interval, or before the retry counter reaches 0, the
       transmitting entity continues normal operation.

   3.  If an SPP-Reply or SPP-Pol_Ack message corresponding to the
       appropriate SPP-Query or SPP-Pol message is not received within
       the time interval and a secondary policy server, which has not
       been attempted on this value of the retry counter, is available,
       the message is sent to the secondary server. If all the
       secondary servers fail to respond within the time interval,
       decrement the retry counter and resend the message to the
       primary server.

   4.  If the retry counter reaches zero (0) the event MAY be logged
       in the appropriate system audit file.

   5.  Following step 4, processing is more specific:

         - For hosts and security gateways:

           o the transmitting entity will clear state for this peer and
             revert to using conventional security mechanisms.

         - For policy servers:

           o For SPP-Pol messages, clear state for this peer.

           o For SPP-Query messages, clear state for this peer, lookup
             policy in the server's SPS database and send an SPP-Reply
             message per section 8.3 with the policy and MCODE 11.

8.2 Query Message (SPP-Query) Processing

When creating a SPP-Query message, the entity (host, security gateway,
or policy server) MUST do the following:

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   1.  Generate the Message ID value. This value starts at zero (0) and
       MUST be incremented by (1) with every new message.

   2.  Set the value of the MTYPE field to 1

   3.  Set the MCODE value to zero (0).

   4.  Set the QCOUNT and RCOUNT fields. All fields MUST be
       set to zero (0) when their corresponding payloads do no exist.

   5.  Set the flag bits accordingly and set the RESERVED field to
       zero (0).

   6.  Set the IDENTITY_TYPE and IDENTITY of the Sender of the SPP
       message.

   7.  Construct the SPP data payloads. A Query payload MUST be present
       in this message.

   8.  Local policy information related to the query MAY be included as
       Record payloads following the Query payloads.

   9.  A Policy Server record and a Cert Record SHOULD also be included
       in the message.  A Cert record MUST be included if the query is
       a Cert Query to avoid a possible certificate query loop.

   10. Calculate and place the timestamp value used for anti-replay
       attack protection.

   11. If the Signature payload is required for message integrity and
       authentication, calculate a signature over the SPP header, SPP
       payloads, the PCL, TYPE, and LENGTH fields of the Signature
       payload. If required, the Signature payload MUST be the last
       payload in the message.

When a policy server receives an SPP-Query message it MUST do the
following:

   1. Check for SPP access control. If enabled, read the IP address in
      the Sender's field of the SPP header.

        - Verify whether or not the message is allowed. If the message
          is not allowed then:

          o send an SPP-Reply message with the MCODE 2 or 7
          o discard message and the event MAY be logged.

        - If the message is allowed, continue.

   2. Check timestamp field for anti-replay protection.  If a replayed
      message is detected:

        - send an SPP-Reply message with the MCODE 3 or 7
        - discard message and the event MAY be logged.

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   3. If the message requires signature validation.

        - If a certificate record is present, the server MUST process
          it, however, if the server already has a valid key for the
          host or server identified in the certificate, the certificate
          MAY be ignored.

        - Fetch certificate or key corresponding to the IP address
          found in the sender field of the SPP header.

        - If a certificate or key is not available the entity MAY,
          depending on configuration:

          o choose to abort validation process, send SPP-Reply message
            with MCODE 5 or 7, discard the message, and MAY log
            the event.

          o send an SPP-Query message to the source of the IP address
            found in the sender field of the SPP header with a CERT
            Query payload. Keep the SPP-Query message until the
            SPP-Reply returns. Extract certificate or key, validate it
            and proceed.

        - Once a validated certificate or key is available then validate
          signature.

          o If validation fails, send SPP-Reply message with MCODE
            5 or 7, discard the message, and the event MAY be logged.

   4. Parse the Query records.

        - If the SPP-Query message only contains cert queries:

          o If the Identity field identifies the server or a member of
            the server's security domain, send an SPP-Reply message per
            section 8.3 with one or more cert records with the
            certificates in the certification chain between the
            requested Identity and Certificate_Authority and MCODE 1.

          o Otherwise, send an SPP-Reply message per section 8.3 with
            with MCODE 9 or 7.

        - If the SPP-Query message does not only contain cert queries:

          o Check the Destination Address Data field to determine if
            the message received was intended for a node that is a
            member of the server's security domain.

          o Continue processing.

   5. If the message is for a node that is a member of the server's
      security domain or the D bit in the SPP header is set and the
      server is the outermost server that is authoritative over the
      client or server that sent the message, then:

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       - Using src, dst, and any other applicable fields found in the
         Query Payload, search the SPS database for an appropriate
         policy.

          o If a policy is found then construct an SPP-Reply message per
            section 8.3 with appropriate payloads and MCODE 1.

          o If a policy is not found then construct an SPP-Reply message
            per section 8.3 with appropriate payloads and MCODE 9 or 7.

   6. If the message is for a node that is not part of the server's
      security domain then:

       - If the I and R bits are not set in the SPP header, check the
         Cache database for any relevant policies that apply to this
         communication.

          o If a policy is found then construct a SPP-Reply message per
            section 8.3 with appropriate payloads and MCODE 1.

          o If a policy is not found then continue.

       - Check the Local database for any relevant policies that apply
         to this communication.

       - If the server is authoritative for the source address of
         the query or a matching policy is found (A matching policy
         is defined as a policy that either produces a comsec record
         with an action attribute with the value "deny", or a policy
         that would produce an SA record with one or more IPSec action
         and IKE action attributes.  A policy that only produces a
         comsec record with an action attribute with the value "permit"
         is not considered matching for this step.):

          o Generate a new SPP-Query message.  The new message MUST use
            the same query payload as the old message.  If the new
            query will include policy from the server, then the policy
            used SHOULD be the server's local policy merged with any
            policies received with the query message. The Sender Address
            will be the address of the server. The destination for this
            message MUST be the one in the original SPP-Query received.

          o Keep state. Upon reception of the corresponding SPP-Reply
            the policy server MUST send an SPP-Reply addressed to sender
            of the original SPP-Query.

       - If the server is not authoritative for the source address of
         the query and a matching policy is not found then:

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          o The policy server MUST send the SPP-Query message unchanged.
            The SPP-Query message MUST use the same source port that was
            used to send it to the server so the next server that
            processes the query will return it to the correct port.
            This SPP-Query message MUST NOT be added to the retry queue
            (section 8.1).

8.3 Reply Message (SPP-Reply) Processing

When creating a SPP-Reply message, the policy server MUST do the
following:

   1.  Copy the Message ID value from the corresponding SPP-Query
       message into the Message ID field.

   2.  Set the value of the MTYPE field to 2

   3.  Set the MCODE value.

   4.  Set the QCOUNT and RCOUNT fields. All fields MUST be
       set to zero (0) when their corresponding payloads do no exist.

   5.  Set the flag bits accordingly and set the RESERVED field to (0).

   6.  Set the IDENTITY_TYPE and IDENTITY of the Sender of the SPP
       message.

   7.  Copy the Query payloads from the SPP-Query message to the
       SPP-Reply message.

   8.  Construct the SPP data payload. Unless there is an error, at
       least one record corresponding to each Query payload MUST be
       present.

   9.  A policy server record and a CERT record MUST be added to the
       SPP-Reply message if the the query to which this is a reply
       did NOT have the T bit set.  If the T bit is set, the records
       SHOULD NOT be added.

   10. Calculate and place the timestamp value used for anti-replay
       attack protection.

   11. If the Signature payload is required for message integrity and
       authentication, calculate a signature over the SPP header, SPP
       payloads, the PCL, TYPE, and LENGTH fields of the Signature
       payload. If present, the Signature payload MUST be the last
       payload in the message.

   12. The SPP-Reply message is sent to the host that is listed in
       the Sender ID field of the SPP-Query to which this is a reply.

When a host or security gateway receives an SPP-Reply message it MUST
do the following:

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   1.  Read the Message ID field. If the value does not match the value
       of an outstanding SPP-Query message from a policy server then:
        - silently discard the message and the event MAY be logged.

   2.  If Message ID matches, Check the timestamp field for anti-replay
       protection. If a replayed message is detected the message is
       silently discarded and the event MAY be logged.

   3.  Establish if the message requires signature validation by
       searching for a Signature payload:
        - if signature validation is required proceed with step 4.
        - if signature validation is not required proceed with step 6.

   4.  Validate the signature on the message.

        - If a certificate record is present, the server MUST process
          it, however, if the server already has a valid key for the
          host or server identified in the certificate, the certificate
          MAY be ignored.

        - Fetch certificate or key corresponding to the IP address
          found in the sender field of the SPP header.

        - If a certificate or key is not available the entity MAY:

          o choose, depending on configuration, to abort validation
            process, discard the message and MAY log the event.

          o send an SPP-Query message to the source of the IP address
            found in the sender field of the SPP header with a CERT
            query payload. Keep SPP-Reply message until the
            corresponding SPP-Reply returns. Extract certificate or
            key, validate it and proceed.

    5.  Once a validated certificate or key is available then validate
        signature.

       If validation fails:
        - the message is silently discarded and the event MAY be logged

       If validation succeeds, continue processing.

   6.  For Policy Servers, validate the chain of trust:

        - For each Policy Server record, verify that the Policy Server
          is authoritative over the Node.  This may be done using
          information contained in certificates.

        - Use the Policy Server records to Create a chain of hosts from
          the destination host to this policy server where two records
          are linked if the Node in one is the Policy Server in another.

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        - If the chain has no breaks, then this policy server MUST be
          authoritative over the sender of the reply, otherwise drop
          the message and stop processing it.

        - If the chain has one break, then the last policy server on
          the chain MUST be the sender of the reply, otherwise drop
          the message and stop processing it.

        - If the chain has two or more breaks, then there is an error
          in the chain so drop the message and stop processing it.

        - Verify that the Policy Server that is authoritative over the
          destination host is authoritative over ALL destination hosts
          in any comsec records.

   7.  If MCODE value is 2-7, 9 or 10:

       For hosts or security gateways:
        - clear all the state and stop processing
       For policy servers:
        - create an SPP-Reply message using the same MCODE value.

   8.  If the reply received correponds to a Cert query and the MCODE
       is either (1), (8) (accept or partially unavailable)
       process message that was held up waiting for the cert.

   9. For Policy Servers:

        - Search the Local Policy Database for a policy entry that
          matches the policy expressed in Query payload.

        - If the R bit is not set, merge the local and non-local policy
          information using the policy resolution proccess outlined in
          section [***] in [SPS].

        - If the R bit is set, include both the policies found in the
          Local Policy Database and the policies in the reply to send
          in the new reply.

        - If the merge fails send an SPP-Reply message with MCODE 10
          or 7 and cache the failure.

        - If the merge succeeds or the R bit is set:

          o If the R and C bits are not set, cache policy information.
            This includes all Record payloads.
          o send an SPP-Reply message with the resulting policy records
            and MCODE 1.
          o If the R and D bits are not set and the merge indicated
            that policies should be sent to one or more security
            gateways, construct a signal for each gateway by creating
            an SPP-Pol message with the appropriate policy from the
            merge.

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   10. For hosts or security gateways:

        - verify that the information in the Record payload corresponds
          to the information in the Query payload.
        - extract the records and create a policy entry in the SPD
          according to local format. The policy is entered in the SPD
          ONLY if local configuration allows.

8.4 Policy Message (SPP-Pol) Processing

When creating a SPP-Pol message, the entity (host, security gateway, or
policy server) MUST do the following:

   1.  Generate the Message ID value. This value starts at zero (0) and
       MUST be incremented by (1) with every new message.

   2.  Set the value of the MTYPE field to 3.

   3.  Set the MCODE value to zero (0).

   4.  Set the RCOUNT field. The QCOUNT field MUST be set to zero (0)
       since no query payloads exist.

   5.  Set the flag bits accordingly and set the RESERVED field to (0).

   6.  Set the IDENTITY_TYPE and IDENTITY of the Sender of the SPP
       message.

   7.  Construct the SPP data payloads. A Record payload MUST be
       present in this message.  Query payloads MUST NOT be present.

   8.  Calculate and place the timestamp value used for anti-replay
       attack protection.

   9.  If the Signature payload is required for message integrity and
       authentication, calculate a signature over the SPP header, SPP
       payloads, the PCL, TYPE, and LENGTH fields of the Signature
       payload.  If required, the Signature payload MUST be the
       last payload in the message.

When a policy server receives an SPP-Pol message it MUST do the
following:

   1. Check for SPP access control. If enabled, read the IP address in
      the Sender's field of the SPP header.

        - Verify whether or not the message is allowed. If the message
          is not allowed then:

          o send an SPP-Pol_Ack message with the MCODE 2 or 7
          o discard message and the event MAY be logged.

        - If the message is allowed, continue.

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   2. Check timestamp field for anti-replay protection.  If a replayed
      message is detected:

        - send an SPP-Pol_Ack message with the MCODE 3 or 7
        - discard message and the event MAY be logged.

   3. If the message requires signature validation.

        - If a certificate record is present, the server MUST process
          it, however, if the server already has a valid key for the
          host or server identified in the certificate, the certificate
          MAY be ignored.

        - Fetch certificate or key corresponding to the IP address
          found in the sender field of the SPP header.

        - If a certificate or key is not available the entity MAY,
          depending on configuration:

          o choose to abort validation process, send SPP-Pol_Ack
            message with MCODE 5 or 7, discard the message and MAY log
            the event.

          o send an SPP-Query message to the source of the IP address
            found in the sender field of the SPP header with a CERT
            Query payload. Keep SPP-Pol message until the SPP-Reply
            returns. Extract certificate or key, validate it and
            proceed.

        - Once a validated certificate or key is available then
          validate signature.

          o If validation fails the message is silently discarded and
            the event MAY be logged

   4. If signature was not required or upon successful validation of a
      signature parse the payloads.

   5. For hosts and security gateways:

       - extract the records and create a policy entry in the cache
         database. The policy MAY be entered in the SPD, also, ONLY
         if configuration allows.

   6. For Policy Servers:

       - extract the records, find corresponding policies in the
         server's SPS database, merge the two sets of policies, and
         create a policy entry in the cache database.

   7. Send an SPP-Pol_Ack message with MCODE 1.

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8.5 Policy Acknowledgement Message (SPP-Pol_Ack) Processing

When creating a SPP-Pol_Ack message, the policy server MUST do the
following:

   1.  Copy the Message ID value from the corresponding SPP-Pol message
       into the Message ID field.

   2.  Set the value of the MTYPE field to 4

   3.  Set the MCODE value.

   4.  Set the QCOUNT and RCOUNT fields. All fields MUST be
       set to zero (0).

   5.  Set the flag bits accordingly and set the RESERVED field to (0).

   6.  Set the IDENTITY_TYPE and IDENTITY of the Sender of the SPP
       message.

   7.  Query or Record payloads MUST NOT be present.

   8.  Calculate and place the timestamp value used for anti-replay
       attack protection.

   9.  If the Signature payload is required for message integrity and
       authentication, calculate a signature over the SPP header, the
       PCL, TYPE, and LENGTH fields of the Signature payload.

When a host, security gateway, or policy server receives an
SPP-Pol_Ack message the entity MUST do the following:

   1.  Read the Message ID field. If the value does not match the value
       of an outstanding SPP-Pol message from a policy server then:
        - silently discard the message and the event MAY be logged.

   2. If Message ID matches then check the timestamp field for
      anti-replay protection.  If a replayed message is detected the
      message is silently discarded and the event MAY be logged.

   3. If the message is original (not replayed) and the message
      requires signature validation then:

        - If a certificate record is present, the server MUST process
          it, however, if the server already has a valid key for the
          host or server identified in the certificate, the certificate
          MAY be ignored.

        - Fetch certificate or key corresponding to the IP address
          found in the sender field of the SPP header.

        - If a certificate or key is not available the entity MAY:

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          o choose, depending on configuration, to abort validation
            process, discard the message and MAY log the event.

          o send an SPP-Query message to the source of the IP address
            found in the sender field of the SPP header with a CERT
            Query payload. Keep SPP-Pol_ack message until the SPP-Reply
            returns. Extract certificate or key, validate it and
            proceed.

   4. Once a validated certificate or key is available then validate
      the signature.
       If validation fails:
        - the message is silently discarded and the event MAY be logged
       If validation succeeds:
        - read the MCODE field and proceed accordingly. If no errors,
          clear all the state for this message and proceed.

8.6 Transfer Message (SPP-XFER) Processing

When creating an SPP-Xfer message, the policy server MUST do the
following:

   1.  Generate the Message ID value. This value starts at zero (0) and
       MUST be incremented by (1) with every new message.

   2.  Set the value of the MTYPE field to 5.

   3.  Set the MCODE value to (0).

   4.  Set the RCOUNT field. The QCOUNT field MUST be set to zero (0)
       since no query payloads exist.

   5.  Set the flag bits accordingly and set the RESERVED field to
       zero (0).

   6.  Set the IDENTITY_TYPE and IDENTITY of the Sender of the SPP
       message.

   7.  Construct the SPP data payloads. A single Transfer Record MUST
       be present in this payload and MUST contain the master file
       used to configure this policy server.

   8.  Calculate and place the timestamp value used for anti-replay
       attack protection.

   9.  If the Signature payload is required for message integrity and
       authentication, calculate a signature over the SPP header, SPP
       payloads, the PCL, TYPE, and LENGTH fields of the Signature
       payload. If required, the Signature payload MUST be the last
       payload in the message.

When a security gateway receives an SPP-Xfer message it MUST do the
following:

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   1. Check for SPP access control. If enabled, read the IP address in
      the Sender's field of the SPP header.

        - Verify whether or not the message is allowed. If the message
          is not allowed then:

          o discard message and the event MAY be logged.

        - If the message is allowed, continue.

   2. Check timestamp field for anti-replay protection.  If a replayed
      message is detected:

        - discard message and the event MAY be logged.

   3. If the message requires signature validation.

        - If a certificate record is present, the server MUST process
          it, however, if the server already has a valid key for the
          host or server identified in the certificate, the certificate
          MAY be ignored.

        - Fetch certificate or key corresponding to the IP address
          found in the sender field of the SPP header.

        - If a certificate or key is not available the entity MAY,
          depending on configuration:

          o choose to discard the message, and MAY log the event.

          o send an SPP-Query message to the source of the IP address
            found in the sender field of the SPP header with a CERT
            Query payload. Keep the SPP-Query message until the
            SPP-Reply returns. Extract certificate or key, validate it
            and proceed.

        - Once a validated certificate or key is available then
          validate signature.

          o discard the message, and the event MAY be logged.

   4. If signature was not required or upon successful validation of a
      signature parse the payload.

       - extract the Transfer Record and save the master file that it
         contains.

       - Flush the contents of the SPS database, domain database, and
         cache.

       - Load the new information from the transferred master file into
         the databases.

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8.7 KeepAlive Message (SPP-KEEP_ALIVE) Processing

When creating an SPP-Keep_Alive message, the policy server MUST do the
following:

   1.  Generate the Message ID value. This value starts at zero (0) and
       MUST be incremented by (1) with every new message.

   2.  Set the value of the MTYPE field to 6.

   3.  Set the MCODE value to zero (0).

   4.  Set the QCOUNT and RCOUNT fields. All fields MUST be
       set to zero (0).

   5.  Set the flag bits accordingly and set the RESERVED field to (0).

   6.  Set the IDENTITY_TYPE and IDENTITY of the Sender of the SPP
       message.

   7.  Query or Record payloads MUST NOT be present.

   8.  Calculate and place the timestamp value used for anti-replay
       attack protection.

   9.  If the Signature payload is required for message integrity and
       authentication, calculate a signature over the SPP header, the
       PCL, TYPE, and LENGTH fields of the Signature payload.

When a host or security gateway receives an SPP-Keep_Alive message it
MUST do the following:

   1. Check for SPP access control. If enabled, read the IP address in
      the Sender's field of the SPP header.

        - Verify whether or not the message is allowed. If the message
          is not allowed then discard message and  the event MAY be
          logged.

   2. Check timestamp field for anti-replay protection.  If a replayed
      message is detected discard message and the event MAY be logged.

   3. If the message requires signature validation then:

        - If a certificate record is present, the server MUST process
          it, however, if the server already has a valid key for the
          host or server identified in the certificate, the certificate
          MAY be ignored.

        - Fetch certificate or key corresponding to the IP address
          found in the sender field of the SPP header.

        - If a certificate or key is not available the entity MAY
          depending on configuration:

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          o choose to abort validation process, discard the message and
            the event MAY be logged.

          o send an SPP-Query message to the source of the IP address
            found in the sender field of the SPP header with a CERT
            Query payload. Keep SPP-Keep_Alive message until the
            SPP-Reply returns. Extract certificate or key, validate it
            and proceed.

        - Once a validated certificate or key is available then
          validate signature.

          o If validation fails the message is silently discarded and
            the event MAY be logged

   4. If signature validation was not required or upon successful
      validation of a signature, the event MAY be logged.

9. IANA Considerations

This document contains many "magic numbers" to be maintained by the
IANA.  This section explains the criteria to be used by the IANA to
assign numbers beyond the ones defined in this document.

9.1 Message Type

The MTYPE field of the SPP Header (section 3.1) defines message
exchange types for SPP.  Requests for assignment of new message type
values 7-250 must be accompanied by a reference to a standards-track
or Informational RFC which describes the new message type and how it
should be processed. Values 251-255 are for private use.

9.2 Message Code

The MCODE field of the SPP Header (section 3.1) defines the acceptable
return codes for an SPP message.  Requests for assignment of new
message code values 12-250 must be accompanied by a description of the
conditions under which the code is returned.  Values 251-255 are for
private use.

9.3 Identity Type

The Identity Type field of the SPP Header (section 3.1) defines the
acceptable formats for identifying the sender of an SPP message.
Requests for assignment of new identity types 4-250 must be
accompanied by a description of the format of the corresponding SENDER
IDENTITY field in the header.  Values 251-255 are for private use.

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9.4 Payload Class

The first octect of each payload header (section 3.2) defines the type
of payload that follows it.  Requests for assignment of new message
type values 4-250 must be accompanied by a reference to a
standards-track or Informational RFC which describes the format of the
payload's header and data. Values 251-255 are for private use.

9.5 Query Type

The query type (section 3.2.1) defines how the payload data will be
interpreted and answered.  Requests for assignment of new query type
values 4-65000 must be accompanied by a reference to a standards-track
or Informational RFC which describes the format of the data and how it
should be used. Values 65001-65535 are for private use.

9.6 Record Type

The record type (section 3.2.2) defines how the payload data will be
interpreted.  Requests for assignment of new record type values
4-65000 must be accompanied by a reference to a standards-track or
Informational RFC which describes the format of the data and how it
should be used. Values 65001-65535 are for private use.

9.7 Signature Type

The signature type (section 3.2.3) defines the signature algorithm
used to sign the SPP message.  Requests for assignment of new
signature type values 3-250 must be accompanied by a reference to a
standards-track or Informational RFC or a reference to published
cryptographic literature which describes this algorithm.  Values
251-255 are for private use.

9.8 Certificate Type

The Cert Type field of the Certificate query and record (section 3.1)
defines the type of certificate requested or included in the payload.
Requests for assignment of new certificate types 8-250 must be
accompanied by a description of certificate and its encoding.  Values
251-255 are for private use.

9.9 Certificate Identity Type

The Identity Type and Authority Type fields of the certificate query
(section 4.3) define the acceptable formats for identifying the host
and its certificate authority for which a certificate is requested.
Requests for assignment of new certificate identity types 5-250 must
be accompanied by a description of the format of the corresponding
IDENTITY and CERTIFICATE AUTHORITY fields in the payload.  Values
251-255 are for private use.

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9.10 Attribute Data Type

The Data_Type field of the attribute encoding (section 7) defines the
type of attribute included in the data_value field.  Requests for
assignment of new attribute data types 30-49 and 52-3200 must be
accompanied by a description of the X bit indicating if it is in TLV
or TV format, a detailed description of the Data_Value field
corresponding to the attribute type, and in which record and query
data fields the type may be used.  Values 3200-32767 are for private
use.

9.11 User Name Type

The Name_Type field of the user name attribute (section A.16) defines
the data in the Name field of the attribute.  Requests for assignment
of new user name types 2-250 must be accompanied by a description of
the corresponding Name field.  Values 251-255 are for private use.

9.12 System Name Type

The Name_Type field of the system name attribute (section A.17)
defines the data in the Name field of the attribute.  Requests for
assignment of new system name types 9-249 must be accompanied by a
description of the corresponding Name field.  Values 251-255 are for
private use.

9.13 IPsec Action Attribute

The assigned values of Lifetime_Type, Cipher_Alg, Int_Alg_Esp,
Int_Alg_Ah, and Ipcomp_Alg use the values of their associated fields
in [Piper98] and are updated when the IANA updates their values in
[Piper98].

The Loc_Type field of the IPSec action attribute (section A.30)
defines the type of location address in the Loc_Src and Loc_Dst
fields.  Requests for assignment of new location types 5-250 must be
accompanied by a description of the corresponding Loc_Src and Loc_Dst
field.  Values 251-255 are for private use.

The Loc_Src and Loc_Dst fields of the IPSec action attribute (section
A.30) may define a general location type.  Requests for assignment of
new general location values 5-250 must be accompanied by a description
of the general location type.  Values 251-255 are for private use.

9.14 IKE Action Attribute

The assigned values of Group Description, Group_Type, Auth_Method,
PRF, Lifetime_Type, Cipher_Alg, and Hash_Alg use the values of their
associated fields in [Harkins98] and are updated when the IANA updates
their values in [Harkins98].

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The Mode field of the IKE action attribute (section A.31) defines the
IKE Mode.  Requests for assignment of new Modes 3-250 must only be
done when new modes are added to the IKE protocol.  Values 251-255 are
for private use.

10. Security Considerations

All SPP messages MUST be authenticated to prove which policy server
sent the message and that it hasn't been modified en-route.  The
authentication MAY be provided using the signature payload provided
by SPP or some other mechanism such as IPSec.

However, since the policy data may change during SPP exchanges, the
messages cannot maintain a signature from every policy server that is
involved in the policy exchange.  SPP depends on a chain-of-trust for
end-to-end authentication.  Messages between policy servers are
authenticated and contain policy server records and certificates which
include proof that the server is authoritative over a set of nodes.
The receiving server can use this information to create a chain of
servers involved in the policy exchange from itself to the server
authoritative over the destination of the query.  This chain is used
to prove that only servers that have authorization to be involved in
the communication were involved.

Policy information may be considered sensitive, since examining
policies may expose expoitable weaknesses in the policies.  The
distribution of policies may be limited to reduce this risk.  Policy
distribution MAY be limited to those nodes that need to know the
information.  Limiting distribution any further negates the purpose of
the protocol so is not allowed for proper use of SPP.

Additional protections, such as privacy protection, may be desired
by some domains.  This can be achieved by encrypting SPP data.
Encrypting SPP messages is out of scope of this document and may
be discussed elsewhere.

SPP uses timestamps to protect against replay attacks.  This requires
that nodes have adequately synchronized time-of-day clocks.  It is
necessary to choose an appropriately sized window of time in which
timestamps may be accepted.  If the window is too small, valid
messages may be discarded.  On the other hand, if the window is too
large it may leave the server open to replay attacks.

Acknowledgments

The authors thank Charles Lynn, Steve Kent and John Zao for their
participation in requirements discussions for the Security Policy
System.  Our gratitude to Charlie Lynn, Matt Fredette, Alden Jackson,
Dave Mankins, Marla Shepard and Pam Helinek for the contributions to
this document.  We thank Joel Levin and Mary Hendrix (INS Corp.) for
reviewing this document. We thank Isidro Castineyra for his
contributions to the early parts of this work.

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References

[Bra97] Bradner, S., "Key Words for use in RFCs to indicate
    Requirement Levels", RFC2119, March 1997.

[Kent98] S. Kent, R. Atkinson, "Security Architecture for the
    Internet Protocol", RFC 2401, November 1998.

[KA98b] S. Kent, R. Atkinson, "IP Encapsulating Security
    Payload (ESP)", RFC 2406, November 1998.

[isakmp] D. Maughan, M. Schertler, M. Schneider, J. Turner, "Internet
    Security Association and Key Management Protocol (ISAKMP)",
    RFC 2408, November 1998.

[RFC1035] Mockapetris, P., "Domain Names - Implementation and
    Specification", RFC 1035, November 1987.

[RFC1305] Mills, D., "Network Time Protocol (Version 3):
    Specification, Implementation and Analysis", RFC 1305, March
    1992.

[PKIXP1] R. Housley, W. Ford, W. Polk, D. Solo, "Internet Public
    Key Infrastructure: X.509 Certificate and CRL Profile".
    RFC 2459, January 1999.

[Harkins98] D. Harkins, D. Carrel, "The Internet Key Exchange (IKE)",
    RFC 2409, November 1998.

[Piper98]   D. Piper, "The Internet IP Security Domain of
    Interpretation for ISAKMP", RFC 2407, November 1998.

[SPS]  L. Sanchez, M. Condell "Security Policy System Architecture"
    Internet Draft draft-ietf-ipsp-sps-arch-00.txt, July 1999

[SPSL]  M. Condell, C. Lynn, J. Zao "Security Policy Specification
    Language", Internet Draft draft-ietf-ipsp-spsl-00.txt,
   July 1999

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APPENDIX A

DATA_TYPE Definitions

The encoding of each selector and SA attribute is decribed here.
Each attribute is described using the following set of data:

    X           The value of the X bit in the attribute encoding.
    DATA_TYPE   The value of the DATA_TYPE field in the attribute
                encoding.
    LENGTH      The length of the data to use if X = 0.
    list        'yes' indicates the attribute may be used as a list
                as described below.
    DATA_VALUE  Encoding of the DATA_VALUE field in the attribute
                encoding.

Attributes generally encode "any" in one of two ways.  If using
the TLV format (X = 0) then the length is set to 0 to indicate any.
If the TV format (X = 1) is used, then the value is set to 0;

Attributes that may be expressed as lists provide the DATA_VALUE
encoding for one element of the list.  Multiple list elements may be
expressed by concatenating multiple list elements.  The LENGTH of
attribute is the number of elements present times the length of one
list element.  Therefore, when reading an attribute that can be
expressed as a list, the number of list elements may be determined by
dividing the length by the size of a single list element.

The remainder of this appendix describes the values and encoding for
each selector and SA attribute specified in section 7.

A.1 IPV4_ADDR

X               0
DATA_TYPE       1
LENGTH          4 if an IP address is present,
                0 if no IP address is present.
list            No
DATA_VALUE

 0                   1                   2                   3
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                         ADDRESS                               |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

ADDRESS

        An IPV4 address

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A.2 IPV6_ADDR

X               0
DATA_TYPE       2
LENGTH          16 if an IP address is present,
                0 if no IP address is present.
list            No
DATA_VALUE

 0                   1                   2                   3
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                                                               |
|                                                               |
|                       ADDRESS                                 |
|                                                               |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

ADDRESS

        An IPV6 address

A.3 SRC_IPV4_ADDR

X               0
DATA_TYPE       3
LENGTH          4 times the number of addresses in the list.
                A length of 0 indicates any address.
list            Yes
DATA_VALUE

 0                   1                   2                   3
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                         SRC ADDRESS                           |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

SRC ADDRESS

        An IPV4 address representing the source host of a
        communication

A.4 SRC_IPV4_ADDR_SUBNET

X               0
DATA_TYPE       4
LENGTH          8 times the number of subnets in the list.
                A length of 0 indicates any subnet.
list            Yes
DATA_VALUE

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 0                   1                   2                   3
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                     SUBNET ADDRESS                            |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                       SUBNET MASK                             |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

SUBNET ADDRESS

        An IPV4 address representing the source subnet of a
        communication

SUBNET MASK

        An IPV4 address representing the source subnet mask of a
        communication

A.5 SRC_IPV4_ADDR_RANGE

X               0
DATA_TYPE       5
LENGTH          8 times the number of address ranges in the list.
                A length of 0 indicates any address.
list            Yes
DATA_VALUE

 0                   1                   2                   3
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                LOWER BOUND SRC ADDRESS                        |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                UPPER BOUND SRC ADDRESS                        |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

LOWER BOUND SRC ADDRESS

        An IPV4 address representing the includsive lower-bound
        of a range of source addresses of a communication.

UPPER BOUND SRC ADDRESS

        An IPV4 address representing the includsive upper-bound
        of a range of source addresses of a communication.

A.6 DST_IPV4_ADDR

X               0
DATA_TYPE       6
LENGTH          4 times the number of addresses in the list.
                A length of 0 indicates any address.
list            Yes
DATA_VALUE

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 0                   1                   2                   3
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                         DST ADDRESS                           |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

DST ADDRESS

        An IPV4 address representing the destination host of a
        communication

A.7 DST_IPV4_ADDR_SUBNET

X               0
DATA_TYPE       7
LENGTH          8 times the number of subnets in the list.
                A length of 0 indicates any subnet.
list            Yes
DATA_VALUE

 0                   1                   2                   3
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                     SUBNET ADDRESS                            |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                       SUBNET MASK                             |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

SUBNET ADDRESS

        An IPV4 address representing the destination subnet of a
        communication

SUBNET MASK

        An IPV4 address representing the destination subnet mask
        of a communication

A.8 DST_IPV4_ADDR_RANGE

X               0
DATA_TYPE       8
LENGTH          8 times the number of address ranges in the list.
                A length of 0 indicates any address.
list            Yes
DATA_VALUE

 0                   1                   2                   3
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                LOWER BOUND DST ADDRESS                        |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                UPPER BOUND DST ADDRESS                        |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

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LOWER BOUND DST ADDRESS

        An IPV4 address representing the includsive lower-bound
        of a range of destination addresses of a communication.

UPPER BOUND DST ADDRESS

        An IPV4 address representing the includsive upper-bound
        of a range of destination addresses of a communication.

A.9 SRC_IPV6_ADDR

X               0
DATA_TYPE       9
LENGTH          16 times the number of addresses in the list.
                A length of 0 indicates any address.
list            Yes
DATA_VALUE

 0                   1                   2                   3
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                                                               |
|                         SRC                                   |
|                       ADDRESS                                 |
|                                                               |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

SRC ADDRESS

        An IPV6 address representing the source host of a
        communication

A.10 SRC_IPV6_ADDR_SUBNET

X               0
DATA_TYPE       10
LENGTH          32 times the number of subnets in the list.
                A length of 0 indicates any subnet.
list            Yes
DATA_VALUE

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 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                                                               |
|                       SUBNET                                  |
|                      ADDRESS                                  |
|                                                               |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                                                               |
|                       SUBNET                                  |
|                        MASK                                   |
|                                                               |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

SUBNET ADDRESS

        An IPV6 address representing the source subnet of a
        communication

SUBNET MASK

        An IPV6 address representing the source subnet mask of a
        communication

A.11 SRC_IPV6_ADDR_RANGE

X               0
DATA_TYPE       11
LENGTH          32 times the number of address ranges in the list.
                A length of 0 indicates any address.
list            Yes
DATA_VALUE

 0                   1                   2                   3
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                                                               |
|                     LOWER BOUND                               |
|                     SRC ADDRESS                               |
|                                                               |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                                                               |
|                     UPPER BOUND                               |
|                     SRC ADDRESS                               |
|                                                               |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

LOWER BOUND SRC ADDRESS

        An IPV6 address representing the includsive lower-bound
        of a range of source addresses of a communication.

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UPPER BOUND SRC ADDRESS

        An IPV6 address representing the includsive upper-bound
        of a range of source addresses of a communication.

A.12 DST_IPV6_ADDR

X               0
DATA_TYPE       12
LENGTH          16 times the number of addresses in the list.
                A length of 0 indicates any address.
list            Yes
DATA_VALUE

 0                   1                   2                   3
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                                                               |
|                         DST                                   |
|                       ADDRESS                                 |
|                                                               |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

DST ADDRESS

        An IPV6 address representing the destination host of a
        communication

A.13 DST_IPV6_ADDR_SUBNET

X               0
DATA_TYPE       13
LENGTH          32 times the number of subnets in the list.
                A length of 0 indicates any subnet.
list            Yes
DATA_VALUE

 0                   1                   2                   3
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                                                               |
|                       SUBNET                                  |
|                      ADDRESS                                  |
|                                                               |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                                                               |
|                       SUBNET                                  |
|                        MASK                                   |
|                                                               |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

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SUBNET ADDRESS

        An IPV6 address representing the destination subnet of a
        communication

SUBNET MASK

        An IPV6 address representing the destination subnet mask
        of a communication

A.14 DST_IPV6_ADDR_RANGE

X               0
DATA_TYPE       14
LENGTH          32 times the number of address ranges in the list.
                A length of 0 indicates any address.
list            Yes
DATA_VALUE

 0                   1                   2                   3
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                                                               |
|                     LOWER BOUND                               |
|                     DST ADDRESS                               |
|                                                               |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                                                               |
|                     UPPER BOUND                               |
|                     DST ADDRESS                               |
|                                                               |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

LOWER BOUND DST ADDRESS

        An IPV6 address representing the includsive lower-bound
        of a range of destination addresses of a communication.

UPPER BOUND DST ADDRESS

        An IPV6 address representing the includsive upper-bound
        of a range of destination addresses of a communication.

A.15 DIRECTION

X               1
DATA_TYPE       15
LENGTH          TV attribute, no length
list            No
DATA_VALUE

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 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|          DIRECTION            |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

DIRECTION
        In/Outbound     0
        Inbound         1
        Outbound        2

        Direction is with respect to the senders interface.

A.16 USER_NAME

X               0
DATA_TYPE       16
LENGTH          1 plus the length of NAME
                A length of 0 indicates any name.
list            No
DATA_VALUE

 0                   1                   2                   3
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|   NAME_TYPE   |               NAME                            ~
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

NAME_TYPE
        822_EMAIL       0
        DIST_NAME       1

        values 2-250 are reserved to IANA. Values 251-255 are for
        private use among mutually consenting parties.

NAME
        Name of type NAME.
        [**** probably should describe in more detail ****]

A.17 SYSTEM_NAME

X               0
DATA_TYPE       17
LENGTH          1 plus the length of NAME
                A length of 0 indicates any name.
list            No
DATA_VALUE

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 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|   NAME_TYPE   |               NAME                            ~
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

NAME_TYPE
        DNS_NAME        0
        DIST_NAME       1
        822_NAME        2
        X400_ADDR       3
        DIR_NAME        4
        EDI_PARTY_NAME  5
        URI             6
        IPADDR          7
        REGID           8
        OTHER           250

        values 9-249 are reserved to IANA. Values 251-255 are for
        private use among mutually consenting parties.

NAME
        Name of type NAME.
        [***** probably should describe in more detail ****]

A.18 XPORT_PROTOCOL

X               0
DATA_TYPE       18
LENGTH          1 plus length of pdata
                A length of 0 indicates any address.
list            No (see below)
DATA_VALUE

 0                   1                   2                   3
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|    PTYPE      |               PDATA                           ~
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

PTYPE   Describes the rest of the data:
        ANY     0
        OPAQUE  1
        LIST    2
        RANGE   3

PDATA
        Not used if PTYPE is ANY or OPAQUE.

        LIST
            indicates a list whose elements look like the following:

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                 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
                +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
                |    PROTOCOL   |
                +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

            The length of pdata to be used as part of the LENGTH
            field is 1 times the number of elements in the list.

        RANGE
            indicates a range of protocol values whose inclusive
            lower-bound is LOWER, and inclusive upper-bound is UPPER.
                 0                   1
                 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6
                +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
                |     LOWER     |     UPPER     |
                +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

            The length of pdata to be used as part of the LENGTH
            field is 2.

A.19 SRC_PORT

X               0
DATA_TYPE       19
LENGTH          2 times the number of ports in the list.
                A length of 0 indicates any port.
list            Yes
DATA_VALUE

 0                   1
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|             PORT              |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

PORT
        Port that the communication must be initiated with.  This
        may be a list of ports.

A.20 SRC_PORT_DYNAMIC

X               0
DATA_TYPE       20
LENGTH          4 plus 2 times the number of ports in the list.
                A length of 4 indicates any port.
list            See Below
DATA_VALUE

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 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|      DYNAMIC LOWER BOUND      |     DYNAMIC UPPER BOUND       |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|            PORT               |            ...                ~
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

The use of this attribute indicates that dynamic port allocation
is permitted.  Communications that are intitiated with any of the
ports indicated, may then dynamically allocate any of the ports
listed within the LOWER and UPPER BOUNDS, inclusive.

DYNAMIC LOWER BOUND
        Lower bound of the range of ports that may be dynamically
        allocated.  If this and DYNAMIC UPPER BOUND are both 0,
        then any port may be dynamically allocated.

DYNAMIC UPPER BOUND
        Upper bound of the range of ports that may be dynamically
        allocated.  If this and DYNAMIC LOWER BOUND are both 0,
        then any port may be dynamically allocated.

PORT
        Port that the communication must be initiated with.  This
        may be a list of ports.

A.21 DST_PORT

X               0
DATA_TYPE       21
LENGTH          2 times the number of ports in the list.
                A length of 0 indicates any port.
list            Yes
DATA_VALUE

 0                   1
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|             PORT              |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

PORT
        Port that the communication must be initiated with.  This
        may be a list of ports.

A.22 DST_PORT_DYNAMIC

X               0
DATA_TYPE       22
LENGTH          4 plus 2 times the number of ports in the list.
                A length of 4 indicates any port.
list            See Below
DATA_VALUE

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 0                   1                   2                   3
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|      DYNAMIC LOWER BOUND      |     DYNAMIC UPPER BOUND       |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|            PORT               |            ...                ~
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

The use of this attribute indicates that dynamic port allocation
is permitted.  Communications that are intitiated with any of the
ports indicated, may then dynamically allocate any of the ports
listed within the LOWER and UPPER BOUNDS, inclusive.

DYNAMIC LOWER BOUND
        Lower bound of the range of ports that may be dynamically
        allocated.  If this and DYNAMIC UPPER BOUND are both 0,
        then any port may be dynamically allocated.

DYNAMIC UPPER BOUND
        Upper bound of the range of ports that may be dynamically
        allocated.  If this and DYNAMIC LOWER BOUND are both 0,
        then any port may be dynamically allocated.

PORT
        Port that the communication must be initiated with.  This
        may be a list of ports.

A.23 SEC_LABELS

X               0
DATA_TYPE       23
LENGTH          Variable.
list            No
DATA_VALUE

 0                   1                   2                   3
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                       SECURITY LABEL                          ~
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

SECURITY LABEL

        [**** ????? *****]

A.24 V6CLASS

X               1
DATA_TYPE       24
LENGTH          TV attribute, no length
list            No
DATA_VALUE

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 1       2                   3
 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|    PADDING    |    CLASS      |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

PADDING

        set to 0

CLASS

        class value

A.25 V6FLOW

X               0
DATA_TYPE       25
LENGTH          4
list            No
DATA_VALUE
 0                   1                   2                   3
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|         PADDING       |             FLOW                      |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

PADDING

        set to 0

FLOW

        set to flow value

A.26 V4TOS

X               1
DATA_TYPE       26
LENGTH          TV attribute, no length
list            No
DATA_VALUE

 1       2                   3
 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|    PADDING    |     TOS       |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

PADDING

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TOS

        type of service value

A.27 ACTION

X               1
DATA_TYPE       27
LENGTH          TV attribute, no length
list            No

DATA_VALUE
 1       2                   3
 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|            ACTION             |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

ACTION
        Deny    0
        Permit  1

A.28 SRC_PORT_RANGE

X               0
DATA_TYPE       28
LENGTH          4 times the number of port ranges in the list.
                A length of 0 indicates any port.
list            Yes
DATA_VALUE

 0                   1                   2                   3
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|       PORT LOWER BOUND        |       PORT UPPER BOUND        |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

PORT LOWER BOUND

        Inclusive lower-bound of a range of port numbers that the
        communication must be initiated with.

PORT UPPER BOUND

        Inclusive upper-bound of a range of port numbers that the
        communication must be initiated with.

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A.29 DST_PORT_RANGE

X               0
DATA_TYPE       29
LENGTH          4 times the number of port ranges in the list.
                A length of 0 indicates any port.
list            Yes
DATA_VALUE

 0                   1                   2                   3
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|       PORT LOWER BOUND        |       PORT UPPER BOUND        |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

PORT LOWER BOUND

        Inclusive lower-bound of a range of port numbers that the
        communication must be initiated with.

PORT UPPER BOUND

        Inclusive upper-bound of a range of port numbers that the
        communication must be initiated with.

A.30 IPSEC_ACTION

X               0
DATA_TYPE       50
LENGTH          Variable
list            Yes
DATA_VALUE

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 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ -----
|      ESP      |  RESERVED     |        LIFETIME_TYPE          |   |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+   |
|                           LIFETIME                            | Fixed
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ Length
|      AH       |    IPCOMP     |        LIFETIME_TYPE          |   |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+   |
|                           LIFETIME                            |   |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ -----
| N_OF_CIPHERS  | CIPHER_ALG    |     CIPHER_KEYLENGTH
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|            ROUNDS             | ...
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
| N_OF_INT_ESP  | INT_ALG_ESP   |       ESP_INT_KEYLENGTH ...
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
| N_OF_INT_AH   |  INT_ALG_AH   |       INT_KEYLENGTH ...
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
| N_OF_IPCOMP   | IPCOMP_ALG ...
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
| LOC_TYPE      | LOC_SRC...
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
| LOC_TYPE      | LOC_DST...
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
| LOC_TYPE      | LOC_SRC...
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
| LOC_TYPE      | LOC_DST...
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

ESP

        This octet indicates if ESP is to be used and in what
        mode. NOT REQUIRED means that ESP is not necessary but if used
        it MUST be negotiated based on the parameters defined
        below. TUNNEL_MODE or TRANSP_MODE means that ESP MUST be
        negotiatiated in this mode. ANY_MODE means that ESP MUST be
        negotited and that any mode (Tunnel or transport) will
        suffice. NOT ALLOWED means that ESP SHOULD not be negotiated
        and it MUST not be part of this SA.

        NOT_REQUIRED    0
        TUNNEL_MODE     1
        TRANSP_MODE     2
        TUNNEL_MODE_OPT 3
        TRANSP_MODE_OPT 4
        ANY_MODE        5
        NOT ALLOWED     6

LIFETIME_TYPE

        This 2 octet field indicates type of lifetime.

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        RESERVED                            0
        SECONDS                             1
        KILOBYTES                           2

        These values are assigned in section 4.5 of [Piper98] and
        are updated when those assigned values change.

RESERVED

        This 1 octet field primarily used for alignment purposes. Its
        value is always 0.

LIFETIME

        This 4 octet field indicates the SA lifetime. For a given
        "Lifetime_Type" the value of the "Lifetime" attribute
        defines the actual length of the SA life--either a number of
        seconds, or a number of kilobytes protected. 0 is not used.

AH
        This octet indicates if AH is to be used and in what mode. NOT
        REQUIRED means that AH is not necessary but if used it MUST be
        negotiated based on the parameters defined below. TUNNEL_MODE or
        TRANSP_MODE means that AH MUST be negotiatiated in this
        mode. ANY_MODE means that AH MUST be negotited and that any
        mode (Tunnel or transport) will suffice. NOT
        ALLOWED means that AH SHOULD not be negotiated and it MUST
        not be part of this SA.

        NOT_REQUIRED    0
        TUNNEL_MODE     1
        TRANSP_MODE     2
        TUNNEL_MODE_OPT 3
        TRANSP_MODE_OPT 4
        ANY_MODE        5
        NOT ALLOWED     6

IPCOMP
        This field indicates if IP Compression is to be used. NOT
        REQUIRED means that IPCOMP is not necessary but if used it MUST
        be negotiated based on the parameters defined below. REQUIRED
        means that IPCOMP MUST be negotiated as part of this SA. NOT
        ALLOWED means that IPCOMP MUST not be part of this SA.

        NOT_REQUIRED    0
        REQUIRED        1
        NOT ALLOWED     2

N_OF_CIPHERS

        This octet indicates the number of CIPHER_ALG fields in octets
        that will follow this field and that could be used during an
        IKE phase 2 negotiation. If the value of the ESP
        field is (04)hex this field MUST be set to 0.

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CIPHER_ALG

        This octet indicates which ciphers should be used for the IKE
        phase 2 negotiation. If the ANY identifier is used, it MUST be
        the only identifier in the list, and its meaning does not
        include the NULL cipher. If the value of the N_OF_CIPHERS
        field is 0 the CIPHER_ALG, the CIPHER_KEYLENTH and the ROUNDS
        fields are ignored.

        ANY             0
        NULL            1
        RFC1829_IV64    2
        DES             3
        DES3            4
        RC5             5
        IDEA            6
        CAST            7
        BLOWFISH        8
        3IDEA           9
        RFC1829_IV32    10
        RC4             11

        These values are assigned in section 4.4.4 of [Piper98], with
        the exception of 0 being defined as ANY, and are updated when
        those assigned values change.

CIPHER_KEYLENGTH

        The first octet corresponds to the minimum value and the
        second octet corresponds to the maximum value. If no range
        exist the first octet indicates the keylength. The second
        octet contains a value of (00)hex.

ROUNDS

        The first octet corresponds to the minimum value and the
        second octet corresponds to the maximum value. If no range
        exist the first octet indicates the rounds. The second
        octet contains a value of (00)hex.

N_OF_INT_ESP

        This octet indicates the number of INTEGRITY_ALG fields in
        octets that will follow this field and that could be used
        during an IKE phase 1 negotiation. If this field is 0 no
        authentication/integrity is used with ESP.

INT_ALG_ESP

        This octet indicates which algorithm should be used for the
        IKE phase 2 negotiation. If the ANY identifier is used, it
        MUST be the only identifier in the list. If the value of the
        N_OF_INT_ESP field is 0 this INT_ALG_ESP and ESP_INT_KEYLENGTH
        are ignored.

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        ANY             0
        HMAC_MD5        1
        HMAC_SHA1       2
        DES_MAC         3
        KPDK            4

        These values are assigned in section 4.5 of [Piper98], with
        the exception of 0 being defined as ANY, and are updated when
        those assigned values change.

ESP_INT_KEYLENGTH

        The first octet corresponds to the minimum value and the
        second octet corresponds to the maximum value. If no range
        exist the first octet indicates the keylength. The second
        octet contains a value of (00)hex.

N_OF_INT_AH

        This octet indicates the number of INTEGRITY_ALG fields in
        octets that will follow this field and that could be used
        during an IKE phase 1 negotiation. If the value of the AH
        field is (04)hex this field MUST be set to 0.

INT_ALG_AH

        This octet indicates which algorithm should be used for the
        IKE phase 2 negotiation. If the value of the N_OF_INT_AH
        field is 0 the INT_ALG_AH and the INT_KEYLENGTH fields are
        ignored.

        ANY             0
        HMAC_MD5        1
        HMAC_SHA1       2
        DES_MAC         3
        KPDK            4

        These values are assigned in section 4.5 of [Piper98], with
        the exception of 0 being defined as ANY, and are updated when
        those assigned values change.

INT_ KEYLENGTH

        The first octet corresponds to the minimum value and the
        second octet corresponds to the maximum value. If no range
        exist the first octet indicates the keylength. The second
        octet contains a value of (00)hex.

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N_OF_IPCOMP

        This octet indicates the number of IPCOMP_ALG fields in octets
        that will follow this field and that could be used during an
        IKE phase 2 negotiation. If the value of the IPCOMP
        field is (04)hex this field MUST be set to 0.

IPCOMP_ALG

        This octet indicates which algorithm should be used for the
        IKE phase 2 negotiation. If the ANY identifier is used, it
        MUST be the only identifier in the list. If the value of the
        N_OF_IPCOMP field is 0 this field is ignored.

        ANY             0
        OUI             1
        DEFLATE         2
        LZS             3

        These values are assigned in section 4.4.5 of [Piper98], with
        the exception of 0 being defined as ANY, and are updated when
        those assigned values change.

LOC_TYPE

        This 1 octet field indicates the contents of the LOC_SRC or
        LOC_DST field. If this field is 0 then the LOC_SRC or LOC_DST
        will be omitted.

        NONE            0
        IPv4 address    1
        IPv6 address    2
        DNS Name        3
        General         4

        values 5-250 are reserved to IANA. Values 251-255 are for
        private use among mutually consenting parties.

LOC_SRC

        Variable length field depending on LOC_TYPE.

        IF LOC_TYPE is (04) then this field is 1 octet in length an it
        may only take the following values:

        ANY             0
        DEST            1
        HOST            2
        LOCAL-SG        3
        REMOTE-SG       4

        values 5-250 are reserved to IANA. Values 251-255 are for
        private use among mutually consenting parties.

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LOC_DST

        See LOC_SRC.

A.31 IKE_ACTION

X               0
DATA_TYPE       51
LENGTH          Variable
list            No
DATA_VALUE

 0                   1                   2                   3
 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|     MODE      |      PFS      |      GROUP DESCRIPTION        |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|              PRF              |        LIFETIME_TYPE          |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
|                            LIFETIME                           |
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
| N_OF_AUTH     | AUTH_METHOD ...
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
| N_OF_CIPHERS  | CIPHER_ALG    |         KEYLENGTH...
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
| N_OF_HASH     | HASH_ALG ...
+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

MODE

        This octet indicates the IKE mode of operation.

        MAIN       0
        AGRESSIVE  1
        QUICK      2

        values 3-250 are reserved to IANA. Values 251-255 are for
        private use among mutually consenting parties.

PFS     Indicates if PFS is to be used for the SA negotiation.

        FALSE   0
        TRUE    1

GROUP DESCRIPTION

        This 2 octet field indicates which group should be used during
        the ISAKMP phase 1 or phase 2 negotiation.

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        Not Used                                      0
        default 768-bit MODP group                    1
        alternate 1024-bit MODP group                 2
        EC2N group on GP[2^155]                       3
        EC2N group on GP[2^185]                       4

        These values are assigned in Appendix A of [Harkins98]
        and are updated when those assigned values change.

PRF
        There are currently no pseudo-random functions defined.

        These values are assigned in Appendix A of [Harkins98]
        and are updated when those assigned values change.

LIFETIME_TYPE

        This 2 octet field indicates type of lifetime.

        seconds                             1
        kilobytes                           2

        These values are assigned in Appendix A of [Harkins98]
        and are updated when those assigned values change.

LIFETIME

        This 4 octet field indicates the SA lifetime. For a given
        "Lifetime_Type" the value of the "Lifetime" attribute defines
        the actual length of the SA life-- either a number of seconds,
        or a number of kilobytes protected.

N_OF_AUTH

        This octet indicates the number of AUTH_METHOD fields in octets
        that will follow this field and that could be used during an
        IKE phase 1 negotiation.

AUTH_METHOD

        This octet indicates which authentication methods should be used.
        The number of auth_methods that could be used is N_OF_AUTH

        pre-shared key                      1
        DSS signatures                      2
        RSA signatures                      3
        Encryption with RSA                 4
        Revised encryption with RSA         5

        These values are assigned in Appendix A of [Harkins98]
        and are updated when those assigned values change.

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N_OF_CIPHERS

        This octet indicates the number of CIPHER_ALG fields in octets
        that will follow this field and that could be used during an
        IKE phase 1 negotiation.

KEYLENGTH

        The first octet corresponds to the minimum value and the
        second octet corresponds to the maximum value. If no range
        exist the first octet indicates the keylength. The second
        octet contains a value of (00)hex.

CIPHER_ALG

        This octet indicates which ciphers should be used for the IKE
        phase 1 negotiation. For IKE phase 2 negotiations this field is
        ignored. The number of ciphers that could be used is
        N_OF_CIPHERS

        ANY      0
        DES      1
        IDEA     2
        BLOWFISH 3
        RC5      4
        DES3     5
        CAST     6

        These values are assigned in Appendix A of [Harkins98], with
        the exception of 0 being defined as ANY, and are updated when
        those assigned values change.

N_OF_HASH

        This octet indicates the number of HASH_ALG fields in octets
        that will follow this field and that could be used during an
        IKE phase 1 negotiation.

HASH_ALG

        This octet indicates which algorithm should be used for the
        IKE phase 1 negotiation. For IKE phase 2 negotiations this field
        is ignored.

        ANY     0
        MD5     1
        SHA1    2
        TIGER   3

        These values are assigned in Appendix A of [Harkins98], with
        the exception of 0 being defined as ANY, and are updated when
        those assigned values change.

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APPENDIX B

An SPP Example

This appendix provides a detailed example of SPP in use.  This example
expands on the one provided in section [***] of [SPS].

  admin. boundary                       admin. boundary
 -----------------                ---------------------------
 |               |                |          admin. boundary|
 |               |                |          ---------------|
 |      Q1       |       Q2       |      Q3  |             ||
 |  H1 ---- SG1 ---- (Internet) --- SG2 ---- | SG3 --- H2  ||
 |      R3   |   |       R2       |  |   R1  |  |          ||
 |          PS1  |                | PS2      | PS3         ||
 |               |                |          ---------------|
 -----------------                ---------------------------
                     ESP Tunnel
             |=======================|
                     ESP Tunnel
     |========================================|
                    ESP Transport
     |================================================|

     |==| = security association required by policy
     ---- = connectivity (or if so labeled, administrative boundary)
     Hx   = host x
     SGx  = security gateway x
     PSx  = policy server x
     Qx   = query x
     Rx   = reply x

     The following entities have these policies for a communication
     between H1 and H2 for UDP port 79:

     H1:  requires an ESP Transport SA with H2
     PS1: requires an ESP Tunnel SA between SG1 and SG2
     PS2: requires an ESP Tunnel SA between SG1 and SG2
     PS3: requires an ESP Tunnel SA between H1 and SG3
     H2:  requires an ESP Transport SA with H1

     PS1, PS2, PS3 also have policies allowing ESP to pass through
     their respective Security Gateways.

1.  The policy client at H1 is asked for a policy for a communication:
      H1 to H2 using UDP port 79.

2.  H1's policy client does not have an answer so it creates an SPP
    query, Q1:
             SPP Header [Query, Sender H1, qcount 1, rcount 2]
             Query Payload [comsec]:
               src H1, dst H2, UDP, 79
             Record Payload [comsec]:
               src H1, dst H2, UDP, 79, permit

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             Record Payload [SA rec]:
               src H1, dst H2, UDP, 79, permit, ESP transport H1->H2
             Signature Payload
    H1 sends Q1 to PS1, its configured policy server.

3.  PS1 receives the query and verifies the signature. Its domain
    database indicates that it is not authoritative over H2 so it
    checks its cache to see if it has a cached answer.  For this
    example, it does not, so it creates a new SPP query, Q2, with
    the query and records formed by merging the local policy with
    the policy from Q1:
             SPP Header [Query, Sender PS1, qcount 1, rcount 3]
             Query Payload [comsec]:
               src H1, dst H2, UDP, 79
             Record Payload [comsec]:
               src H1, dst H2, UDP, 79, permit
             Record Payload [SA rec]:
               src SG1, dst SG2, UDP, 79, permit, ESP tunnel SG1->SG2
             Record Payload [SA rec]:
               src H1, dst H2, UDP, 79, permit, ESP transport H1->H2
             Signature Payload
    PS1 sends Q2 to H2.

4.  SG2 intercepts Q2 and passes it to PS2.

5.  PS2 receives the query and verifies the signature. Its domain
    database indicates that it is not authoritative over H2 so it
    checks its cache to see if it has a cached answer.  For this
    example, it does not, so it creates a new SPP query, Q3, with
    the query and records formed by merging the local policy with
    the policy from Q2:
             SPP Header [Query, Sender PS1, qcount 1, rcount 3]
             Query Payload [comsec]:
               src H1, dst H2, UDP, 79
             Record Payload [comsec]:
               src H1, dst H2, UDP, 79, permit
             Record Payload [SA rec]:
               src SG1, dst SG2, UDP, 79, permit, ESP tunnel SG1->SG2
             Record Payload [SA rec]:
               src H1, dst H2, UDP, 79, permit, ESP transport H1->H2
             Signature Payload
    PS2 sends Q3 to H2.

6.  SG3 intercepts Q3 and passes it to PS3.

7.  PS3 receives the query and verifies the signature. Its domain
    database indicates that it is authoritative over H2 so it
    will send a reply.  It checks its cache to see if it has a cached
    answer.  For this example, it does have one cached from previous
    information sent to it by H2.  PS3 merges the cached policy with
    the policy it received from Q3.  The merge indicates that a signal
    and a reply will be needed.  PS3 caches the merged policy.

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    PS3 creates a reply with the query payload from Q3, the merged
    policy and policy server and cert records:
             SPP Header [Reply, Sender PS3, qcount 1, rcount 6]
             Query Payload [comsec]:
               src H1, dst H2, UDP, 79
             Record Payload [comsec]:
               src H1, dst H2, UDP, 79, permit
             Record Payload [SA rec]:
               src SG1, dst SG2, UDP, 79, permit, ESP tunnel SG1->SG2
             Record Payload [SA rec]:
               src H1, dst SG3, UDP, 79, permit, ESP tunnel H1->SG3
             Record Payload [SA rec]:
               src H1, dst H2, UDP, 79, permit, ESP transport H1->H2
             Record Payload [policy server]:
               policy server PS3, node H1
             Record Payload [cert]:
               cert for PS3
             Signature Payload
    PS3 sends R1 to PS2.

    PS3 creates a signal with a comsec record derived from knowing the
    traffic that will pass through SG3 and, the part of the merged
    policy that terminates at SG3:
             SPP Header [Pol, Sender PS3, qcount 0, rcount 2]
             Record Payload [comsec]:
               src H1, dst H2, ESP, OPAQUE, permit
             Record Payload [SA rec]:
               src H1, dst SG3, UDP, 79, permit, ESP tunnel H1->SG3
             Signature Payload
    PS3 sends the signal to SG3.

8.  SG3 receives the signal and verifies the signature.  SG3 creates
    an Ack message to indicate that it has received the policy message:
             SPP Header [Pol-Ack, Sender SG3, qcount 0, rcount 0]
             Signature Payload
    SG3 sends the signal to PS3.

9.  PS3 receives the Pol-Ack and verifies the signature.  PS3 removes
    the corresponding policy message from its retry queue.

10. Meanwhile, PS2 receives the reply R1 and verifies the signature and
    the chain-of-trust to verify the policy came from a server
    authoritative for H2. It matches an outstanding query message, so it
    will send a reply.  PS2 merges the policy received in R1 with its
    local policy and the policy information it received from Q2. The
    merge indicates that a signal and a reply will be needed.  PS2 caches
    the merged policy.

    PS2 creates a reply with the query payload from R1, the merged
    policy and policy server and cert records:

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             SPP Header [Reply, Sender PS2, qcount 1, rcount 8]
             Query Payload [comsec]:
               src H1, dst H2, UDP, 79
             Record Payload [comsec]:
               src H1, dst H2, UDP, 79, permit
             Record Payload [SA rec]:
               src SG1, dst SG2, UDP, 79, permit, ESP tunnel SG1->SG2
             Record Payload [SA rec]:
               src H1, dst SG3, UDP, 79, permit, ESP tunnel H1->SG3
             Record Payload [SA rec]:
               src H1, dst H2, UDP, 79, permit, ESP transport H1->H2
             Record Payload [policy server]:
               policy server PS3, node H1
             Record Payload [cert]:
               cert for PS3
             Record Payload [policy server]:
               policy server PS2, node PS3
             Record Payload [cert]:
               cert for PS2
             Signature Payload
    PS2 sends R2 to PS1.

    PS2 creates a signal with a comsec record derived from knowing the
    traffic that will pass through SG2 and, the part of the merged
    policy that terminates at SG2:
             SPP Header [Pol, Sender PS2, qcount 0, rcount 2]
             Record Payload [comsec]:
               src H1, dst SG3, ESP, OPAQUE, permit
             Record Payload [SA rec]:
               src SG1, dst SG2, UDP, 79, permit, ESP tunnel SG1->SG2
             Signature Payload
    PS2 sends the signal to SG2.

11. SG2 receives the signal and verifies the signature.  SG2 creates
    an Ack message to indicate that it has received the policy message:
             SPP Header [Pol-Ack, Sender SG2, qcount 0, rcount 0]
             Signature Payload
    SG2 sends the signal to PS2.

12. PS2 receives the Pol-Ack and verifies the signature.  PS2 removes
    the corresponding policy message from its retry queue.

11. Meanwhile, PS1 receives the reply R2 and verifies the signature and
    the chain-of-trust to verify the policy came from a server
    authoritative for H2. R2 matches an outstanding query message, so it
    will send a reply.  PS1 merges the policy received in R2 with its
    local policy and the policy information it received from Q1. The
    merge indicates that a signal and a reply will be needed.  PS1 caches
    the merged policy.

    PS1 creates a reply with the query payload from R2 and the merged
    policy. Policy server and cert records are not necessary since PS1
    is authoritative for H1:

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             SPP Header [Reply, Sender PS1, qcount 1, rcount 3]
             Query Payload [comsec]:
               src H1, dst H2, UDP, 79
             Record Payload [comsec]:
               src H1, dst H2, UDP, 79, permit
             Record Payload [SA rec]:
               src H1, dst SG3, UDP, 79, permit, ESP tunnel H1->SG3
             Record Payload [SA rec]:
               src H1, dst H2, UDP, 79, permit, ESP transport H1->H2
             Signature Payload
    PS1 sends R3 to H1.

    PS1 creates a signal with a comsec record derived from knowing the
    traffic that will pass through SG1 and, the part of the merged
    policy that terminates at SG1:
             SPP Header [Pol, Sender PS1, qcount 0, rcount 2]
             Record Payload [comsec]:
               src H1, dst SG3, ESP, OPAQUE, permit
             Record Payload [SA rec]:
               src SG1, dst SG2, UDP, 79, permit, ESP tunnel SG1->SG2
             Signature Payload
    PS1 sends the signal to SG1.

12. SG1 receives the signal and verifies the signature.  SG1 creates
    an Ack message to indicate that it has received the policy message:
             SPP Header [Pol-Ack, Sender SG1, qcount 0, rcount 0]
             Signature Payload
    SG1 sends the signal to PS1.

13. PS1 receives the Pol-Ack and verifies the signature.  PS1 removes
    the corresponding policy message from its retry queue.

14. Meanwhile, H1 receives the reply R3 and verifies the signature.
    The client can now use the policy as it is needed.

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Disclaimer

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   employers specifically disclaim responsibility for any problems
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Author Information

   Luis A. Sanchez                     Matthew N. Condell
   BBN Technologies                    BBN Technologies
   GTE Internetworking                 GTE Internetworking
   10 Moulton Street                   10 Moulton Street
   Cambridge, MA  02140                Cambridge, MA  02140
   USA                                 USA
   Email: lsanchez@bbn.com             Email: mcondell@bbn.com
   Telephone: +1 (617) 873-3351        Telephone: +1 (617) 873-6203

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