Using Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Counter Mode With IPsec Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP)
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, ipsec mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, ipsec chair <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Using AES Counter Mode With IPsec ESP' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Using AES Counter Mode With IPsec ESP ' <draft-ietf-ipsec-ciph-aes-ctr-06.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the IP Security Protocol Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Steve Bellovin and Tim Polk. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-ipsec-ciph-aes-ctr-06.txt
Technical Summary This is a new cipher description for IPsec. In particular, it describes how to use AES in counter mode within the ESP framework. Counter mode is especially useful for very high speed implementations, since it can be parallelized very easily. Counter mode is easily misused; however, this draft contains adequate warnings, cautions, and requirements to prevent such misue. Working Group Summary There was strong working group consensus to advance this document and it has a significant pull from the community, including groups that need high-speed IPsec. Protocol Quality This document was reviewed for the IESG by Steve Bellovin.