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.
This document was reviewed for the IESG by Steve Bellovin.