IP Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP)
RFC 4303

Approval announcement
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From: The IESG <iesg-secretary@ietf.org>
To: IETF-Announce <ietf-announce@ietf.org>
Cc: Internet Architecture Board <iab@iab.org>,
    RFC Editor <rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org>, 
    ipsec mailing list <ipsec@ietf.org>, 
    ipsec chair <ipsec-chairs@tools.ietf.org>
Subject: Protocol Action: 'IP Encapsulating Security Payload 
         (ESP)' to Proposed Standard 

The IESG has approved the following document:

- 'IP Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP) '
   <draft-ietf-ipsec-esp-v3-11.txt> as a Proposed Standard

This document is the product of the IP Security Protocol Working Group. 

The IESG contact persons are Russ Housley and Tim Polk.

A URL of this Internet-Draft is:

Technical Summary
  This document describes an updated version of the Encapsulating
  Security Payload (ESP) protocol, which is designed to provide a mix
  of security services in IPv4 and IPv6.  ESP is used to provide
  confidentiality, data origin authentication, connectionless integrity,
  an anti-replay service (a form of partial sequence integrity), and
  limited traffic flow confidentiality.  This document obsoletes
  RFC 2406, published in November 1998.
Working Group Summary
  The IPsec Working Group came to consensus on this document.
Protocol Quality
  This document was reviewed by Russell Housley for the IESG.