To provide security services, the IPsec protocols make use of various
cryptographic algorithms. In particular, the Encapsulating Security
Payload (ESP) and the Authentication Header (AH) protect data that is
sent over an IPsec Security Association (SA). To ensure
interoperability, it is necessary to specify a set of mandatory-to-
implement algorithms. This document defines the current set of
mandatory-to-implement algorithms for ESP and AH, as well as
specifying algorithms that should be implemented because they may be
promoted to mandatory at some future time.
Working Group Summary
This is not part of any Working Group, but the document was discussed
on the IPsec mail list.
This document was reviewed by Russ Housley for the IESG.